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

  • 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...
  • With 34 Days Left Until WPC, It’s Time to Mark Your Calendar with Our Exchange Sessions!

    With less than five weeks left until the main event in Los Angeles (ZOINKS!), I wanted to make sure you have these general keynotes and Exchange sessions marked on your busy WPC calendars . So, open up your Outlook or calendar through your favorite Exchange...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • #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...
  • Want an “In” to “THE PARTY” at WPC11?

    Let’s be honest. WPC doesn’t end when the sun sets after a full day of keynotes, sessions and meetings. Much like the action-packed agenda during the day, our evening schedules will be filled with receptions and parties to attend.  And, there is...
  • If It’s Friday, It’s Time to Meet Michael!

    As I mentioned in my very first post earlier this week, I’d like to use this blog to give you a glimpse into the team that’s here on the Redmond campus passionately supporting your businesses as you seek out opportunities to resell, implement, support...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • WPC2011: “Here We Go!”

    I must admit, I am not one of those people who you’ll find lined up at Best Buy (or even our own company store) at midnight to be amongst the first to grab a copy of the newest release of Halo or waiting outside an IMAX box office to hit the very first...
  • I’m Now Available on Your Windows Phone 7!

    Okay, not literally on your phone. Nor, am I launching an “Ian Hameroff App”.  Instead, thanks to our good friends in WPG (a/k/a the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group), Eric Ligman has added this blog and our Twitter feed to his killer Microsoft...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...