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Ian Hameroff | Exchange Partner Community
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Ian Hameroff | Exchange Partner Community
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...
24 Oct 2011
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...
6 Dec 2011
Only 159 More Shopping Days Until WPC2011!
Happy February 1st! I, for one, cannot believe we’re already one month down for 2011. The good news? Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 -- our yearly Microsoft partner confab -- is one month closer! And, after you’ve spent the day watching the thermometer travel between 30° and 45°, as well as take in...
2 Feb 2011
VIDEO: Hey, Exchange Partners, Show Me How You Built Your Business
A few months ago, I read a great article by Wired magazine’s editor-in-chief, Chris Anderson , about how video is the next (or, perhaps, the current) big engine to share ideas and fuel innovation versus other mediums like the written word. This article really resonated with me, including the examples...
18 May 2011
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...
4 Nov 2011
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...
13 Jun 2011
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...
19 Jan 2012
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...
19 Jan 2012
Hot Off the Presses: BlackBerry Support for Office 365 in Beta
Great news, Office 365 fans! Earlier this morning--very early for your humble blogger based here in Redmond, WA -- Research in Motion (RIM) announced that an Open Beta (a/k/a public beta) has been launched for their new BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 . Can I get a “Woo-hoo...
25 Oct 2011
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...
27 Jul 2011
It’s Alive! BlackBerry for Support for Office 365 Goes GA
A short while back, in October 2011, I shared an update on a new cloud service that RIM had launched to provide BlackBerry support for Office 365. To avoid you having to step into the Wayback Machine , here’s that post: Hot Off the Presses: BlackBerry Support for Office 365 in Beta Well, this morning...
30 Jan 2012
WPC11: What a Week of Winning Together!
When I first kicked off this Exchange partner blog, about five months ago, I opened with a seemly innocent comment about how there were “only 159 days until WPC11.” Not surprising, those 5+ months just flew by, and before we realized it, we were all in L.A. for a week chock full of keynotes, sessions...
23 Jul 2011
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...
15 Dec 2011
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...
15 Aug 2011
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...
18 Oct 2011
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...
22 Dec 2011
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...
22 Sep 2011
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...
13 Apr 2011
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