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: #ExchangePartner: The Latest Trend in the Exchange Partner Ecosystem

    Hashtags, as defined by our friends in the Twitterverse , are “used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet.” Others, like hashtags.org , add that hashtags “are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets.” I like to think of them as mini-communities within the...
  • Blog Post: Hollywood may have just ended awards season, but we’re just getting started.

    Believe it or not, WPC2011 is just around the corner and the “Partner of the Year” awards are a big part the road to L.A.  Kristin, who is my breadth partner program lead (which includes driving our Unified Communications presence at WPC), has written a guest post to get you prepped for submitting...
  • 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: Wow, Is WPC11 Really 9 Days Away!

    Happy Friday, everyone! I can’t believe we’re just a little more than one week away from the main event ! WPC11 is quickly approaching, and I am looking forward to heading down to Los Angeles see all of you. To date over 14,000 have registered to attend and that’s quite impressive. I’m not surprised...
  • 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: Off to the Races – Submit Your WPC Awards Entries

    Great news! As of Friday, March 18th you can start submitting your WPC award nominations.  Here’s Kristin again to share some more details: Following up to my post from last week that provided an overview of this year’s WPC Awards, the window for self-nominations is now open. This year, we are focusing...
  • 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: Announcing the Evolution of the Unified Communications Competency

    Believe it or not, this month I celebrated my one year anniversary in my role leading the Exchange partner marketing team . Man, a year can go fast when you’re having fun! While I’ve been working in the Exchange product management group for nearly 4 years, these last 12 months have afforded me some amazing...
  • Blog Post: Messaging Competency Update: We’re Getting Close!

    What a week for the blog, eh? It’s a blog post three-peat week for me! I must admit, I do feel a bit like my beloved Seattle Sounders FC (our local Major League Soccer franchise), who just a few weeks back won their third Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in a row (a three-peat feat that had not been witnessed...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: Updated Evolution of the UC Competency Guide

    Okay. You can officially call off the search parties, because I have not gone missing trying to locate the mythical “ Building 7 ” on our Redmond campus or some other mishap that has resulted in my going dark on the blog for the past month. Actually, I just took a few weeks off and, now, I have successfully...
  • Blog Post: With Only 54 Shopping Days Until WPC11, Here’s the Scoop on Exchange

    With just about eight weeks left until WPC , we hope you are as excited about our time in Los Angeles as we are! Okay, technically, there are 4,665,600 seconds between today and Sunday, July 10th (the official kickoff of our yearly partner confab). BTW, aren’t those date calculators a ton of fun? On...
  • Blog Post: WPC11 + Tacos = A Wonderfully Delicious Combination

    In less than six weeks, Steve Ballmer and Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Partner Group will kick off the Monday morning of WPC at L.A.’s famous Staples Center . In a venue that has played home to the 17-time champion Los Angeles Lakers since 1999, Jon and Steve plan to share their...