Today we announced the RTM release of Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 and System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010.  If you are unfamiliar with these products – DPM is our enterprise backup solution, while SCE is a “all in one” management solution for mid-sized organizations.

Both of these release bring new functionality that is of particular interest to Hyper-V users.

Data Protection Manager 2010 adds a bunch of new backup scenarios that are now supported with Hyper-V.  Two that stand out particularly are:

  • Support for backing up virtual machines that are stored on a cluster shared volume
  • Support for restoring individual files from inside virtual machines that were backed up at the management partition level.

While System Center Essentials 2010 adds the ability to manage Hyper-V to its existing set of functionality.

You can read more about these releases on their respective product pages:

http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2010/04/19/dpm-2010-and-sce-2010-rtm.aspx