Just when I arrived in Las Vegas, I was contacted by my fellow MVP at Hyper-V.nu, Jaap Wesselius, who informed me that Ruud Baars, senior consultant at the Microsoft Core IO Team and very much involved with the Microsoft Data Protection Manager product, has died from lung cancer.
In our many contacts over DPM, Ruud has been invaluable to me as well as my colleagues and customers, helping to understand the product better. Ruud was just about always available for answering questions or talking over designs.
I will sincerely miss him. I wish Ruud’s relatives and friends all the strength with this dreadful loss.