Ian Hameroff | Exchange Partner Community

Group Product Manager for Microsoft Exchange Partner Marketing team, Technologist, Gadget Geek, and Seattle Sounders FC fan(atic).

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  • Blog Post: Introducing Your Messaging PSP Activation Kit: Now with Even More Partner Readiness Goodness!

    Pop quiz : How many of you--especially those of you who have a PSP (a/k/a Partner Solution Plan ) with Microsoft--were aware we publish a great set of content and tools to help solutions partners (like SIs) deliver on our joint go-to-market objectives? Good to see all those hands raised! Now, for the...
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on Partner Opportunity with Email Security

    Earlier in October, we kicked off a new series to spotlight the range of great opportunities Exchange can bring to your business. One of the objectives of these “Spotlight on" Partner Opportunity” posts, is to demonstrate how the advanced capabilities--or what I like to call the “Hero Workloads...
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on Partner Opportunity with Voicemail

    Continuing our series that spotlights fellow Exchange partners who are spotlighting the range of great opportunities Exchange can bring to your businesses, this edition focuses on Voicemail. Voicemail (a/k/a Voicemail with Exchange Unified Messaging ) can truly save your customers both money and time...
  • Blog Post: The Future of Exchange /hosting Mode

    Having /hosting in the title of this post may look cryptic (or potentially a HTML goof), but to many of our hosting service providers (a/k/a hosters), this is a well understood setup switch to enable you to deploy Exchange Server 2010 in a multi-tenant fashion. In the words of our TechNet article on...
  • Blog Post: New Business Opportunities Now Available for Download

    Hopefully by now you’ve all heard the news that Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (or “SP2” as it is better known around the the halls of Buildings 31 and 32) is available for download . As Kevin Allison, general manager of the Exchange customer experience team, shared in the aforementioned EHLO Blog...
  • Blog Post: So, You Want to Host Exchange?

    This happens to be the title of one of the highest rated sessions we had in our Business Productivity track at this year’s WPC . This Interactive was led by Michael van Dijken , a top subject matter expert on hosting Exchange and a member of my member of my Exchange Partner Marketing team. As evidenced...
  • Blog Post: Hey ISVs, Are you MPR for O365?

    Yes, I know. It’s been a while since I focused a post on some news for our Exchange ISV partners. Well, you can consider those days over, as I have some Friday Fun Facts on what we’ve been up to on the Microsoft Platform Ready front! If you’re not already familiar with MPR--and you haven’t already click...
  • Blog Post: Top 3 Things to Check Out at the WPC11’s Solution Innovation Center

    Happy Monday (not to be confused with the Happy Mondays of the Madchester music movement in the 1980s and 1990s, as featured in a great movie called “ 24 Hour Party People ”…perhaps now is a good time to mention I logged a bunch of hours at our recent Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) this last...
  • Blog Post: Spotlight on Partner Opportunity with Notes Migrations

    Yesterday it was the snow that kept your humble blogger home. Today, an icepocalypse has displaced the snowpocalypse that kept Pacific Northwest folks stranded these last 36 hours. To capitalize once more on the added bandwidth a “work@home” day offers, I thought I’d continue our ongoing “Spotlight on...
  • Blog Post: Happy New Content to Kick Start a Happy New Year!

    Remember that post I did a short while back about the Messaging PSP Activation Kit ? Good! (If not, I’ll give you a few minutes to click the above link and get up to speed). In the spirit of a more predictable and frequent cadence of content updates to the kit , we kicked off 2012 with another refresh...
  • Blog Post: Doing the Math: Reflections on Lotusphere 2012, Seattle Snow, et al

    First off, I’d like to wish all of you a very belated happy New Year! May your 2012 be a year of filled with good health, lots of happiness and plenty of business prosperity! I fully realize that I’ve been a bit behind on my blogging thanks to the post-holiday dig out. But, as luck would have it, the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft MVP Shares Initial Thoughts on HP E5000

    The recently disclosed HP E5000 Messaging System for Exchange Server 2010 (or, as we call it around the hallowed hallways of building 31: “The E5000”) is one of the really cool projects my team gets to work on this year. Taking the best of what our two companies do–delivering the hardware and software...
  • Blog Post: Envelope Please. And, the Winners Are….

    The “Partner of the Year” awards are perhaps one of my most favorite parts of the run up to each year’s WPC . “Why’s that, Ian?” you may ask. It’s pretty simple, yet so rewarding (no pun intended). Each year, I get the chance to review a batch of award submissions and get a glimpse into the amazing things...
  • Blog Post: Hey Exchange 2003, Exchange 2010 Called and Wants Your Upgrade

    A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to present the Exchange Server session at the latest Redmond edition of Microsoft Partner 101 . Since I had only 30 minutes to speak on a number of potential topics around the Exchange business, I decided to prioritized my pitch to cover the considerable partner...
  • Blog Post: VIDEO: Partners Share How They’ve Built Their Exchange Businesses

    Who doesn’t like videos? One only needs to take a look at the stats from comScore’s recent online video rankings to confirm this as fact. They shared that “171 million U.S. Internet users watched online video content in January for an average of 14.5 hours per viewer.”   Dang, that’s a lot of small...
  • Blog Post: Missed WPC11? We DVR’ed It For You!

    WPC is certainly a gift that keeps on giving! Align these lines, I am pleased to share with you the video replay from Julia White’s Exchange general session (a/k/a BP04 – Dollars, Euros or Yen: How Exchange Brings You Growth Opportunities from On-Premises to the Cloud) is now available. Just swing by...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Your New Messaging Competency!

    While it may seem more prevalent than I’ll make it out to be, it’s not everyday you get to launch something. So, when you get to start off your Monday morning with the fantastic news that something you and your team has been working on for a better part of a year is now live and launched, you feel a...
  • Blog Post: New Series: Spotlight on Partner Opportunity with Archiving

    We received a lot of fantastic feedback (via this blog and face-to-face at events like WPC and Partner MS101 ) about what kinds of resources would be most useful for you as you build and grow your businesses with Exchange . One of the common themes of late has been “yeah, I get you want us to invest...
  • Blog Post: Are You Ready to be Pinpointed?

    Great news! Earlier this week, we officially launched a brand new customer facing partner page on our microsoft.com/exchange site!! As you may recall, this site was previously a mishmash of a static list of ISV partners we stood up around the Exchange 2010 launch in November 2009 , and a link off to...
  • Blog Post: Happy Exchange ActiveSync Logo Program Day!

    While I may not have the authority or even the ability to formally declare a certain day of the year in the honor of a particular cause, program, person, etc., all of this holiday cheer going around—and the prospect of a long vacation just a few days away—has given me the confidence to declare today...
  • Blog Post: Lights! Camera! Exchange Technical Readiness!

    My good friends from the Exchange technical product management team (and close neighbors around the hollowed hallways of Building 31 ) have just launched a fantastic new “Exchange Technical Video Series” up on TechNet’s Exchange Server TechCenter . These videos afford you an awesome opportunity—especially...
  • Blog Post: Fun Fact: Customers Just Love Exchange 2010

    No surprise, right? You’re probably saying, “Yeah, Ian. I get it. Exchange 2010 is a solid release and customers are clamoring for it , like you’ve mentioned many times before.” Okay, fair point. And, following all of the energy coming out of this year’s edition of WPC around killer products you can...
  • Blog Post: It’s Always the Last Place You Look…

    Sadly, I cannot remember which comedian who’s bit it was—although I suspect it was something the great George Carlin once said—but it goes something like this: saying "it’s always the last place you look” after someone shares they’ve located a missing item (like car keys or a wallet) after a long...
  • Blog Post: Getting Ready for the Gold Rush (Messaging Competency Gold, That Is)!

    Happy holidays everyone! While I may be out of the office (or "OOF" as we blue badgers like say in our Exchange automatic replies emails), I didn't want you to miss out on some important updates to our Gold Messaging competency . More specifically, we've made some great progress on the new technical...
  • Blog Post: The Latest in Spring Mobile Phone Fashion Is Here: The Exchange ActiveSync Logo

    Earlier today, we unveiled a brand new partner program aimed at helping our mutual customers--both IT Pros and the users they support--simplify the task of selecting the best Exchange ActiveSync capable mobile devices, which in turn offer a premium experience with Exchange or Exchange Online. Dubbed...