The release candidate of DPM2010 has just been released.
The download location is:
The RC features support backup of machines within your intranet, which includes:
- Workgroup machines
- Machines in untrusted domains within your intranet
Please note that in this release, this feature has been built for backing up machines within environment and DPM2010 RC does not support backup of machines outside your intranet, which includes:
- Machines in DMZ network
- Machines in untrusted domains on customers’ sites connected through VPN
In a subsequent release (not sure if this is RTM), support for extranet scenario’s might be added.
Support for Hyper-V R2 clusters and cluster shared volumes (CSV) was already available in the beta.
Important to know is you can upgrade from beta to RC to RTM, or directly from DPM2007 to RC or RTM or any other combination.
In our practice we have deployed quite a number of beta versions of DPM2010 and we are quite happy with the result. I am glad we are getting closer to RTM which is expected to be on schedule for mid April 2010.
DPM2010 RC support can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.dataprotectionmanager