Ian Hameroff | Exchange Partner Community

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

Ian Hameroff | Exchange Partner Community

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • New Messaging Competency Gets Its Test On

    Earlier this morning, I had the opportunity to swing by Building 40 to welcome a number of Exchange SMEs (the subject matter expert variety) who will spend the next five days developing the questions that will ended up in our new Messaging competency...
  • 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...
  • Mid-Monday Messaging Competency Momentum

    Fresh on the heels of this morning’s announcement , I couldn’t wait to share with you these bright, shiny and brand smackin’ new Messaging competency logos: These are fairly “hot off the presses” and I think they’ll look real good on you! And, as part...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • #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...