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

  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...