Ian Hameroff

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Ian Hameroff

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • I've Moved to blogs.technet.com/hameroff

    As an FYI, I am now blogging at a different location focused on a different part of the Exchange business. You can find my latest blog posts at this now location: http://blogs.technet.com/hameroff
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lights, Camera, Archiving!

    With yesterday delivering a great deal of positive buzz around our Exchange 2010 SP1 unveiling , I figured I’d break with tradition and put up another post in less than 24 hours.  Wow, right? Here goes: As part of our public disclosure of SP1, my...
  • What? A Blog Post? Tiered Storage?

    What’s this world coming to, eh?  So, I took nearly a four month sabbatical to spend more time Tweeting , and to get mentally prepared for the Seattle Sounders FC’s 2010 MLS season . Lame excuses, I know (except for the Sounders reason). But, what...
  • Curious about Exchange 2010 Retention Policies?

    Defining and enforcing records management policies for e-mail can be a real pain in the <you know what> without having some kind of automated approach. Don't just take my word for it, industry watcher Michael Osterman (of the eponymously named firm...
  • Behind the Music: Exchange 2010 Demo at TechEd Europe 2009

    Well, it’s been a week and change since we formally launched Exchange Server 2010 at this year’s edition of TechEd Europe . The highlight of this announcement (in this humble blogger’s opinion) was the Exchange 2010 demo delivered in Stephen Elop’s keynote...
  • Day 6 – Vienna!

    Yup, I’m a few days behind on my daily Bus Tour postings.  The good news is: I survived the Tour, and it was truly amazing experience.   Before I share my thoughts and feelings about what life on “The Bus” was like, I still need to catch...
  • Day 5 - München mag Dich!

    Our Wednesday was spent in beautiful Munich, Germany and included getting some much needed post-bus ride rest before our event at the Campus . The drive to Munich was good fun, as we kicked back in the main lounge area of “The Bus”, including watching...
  • Random Musings from Aboard a Bus to Vienna

    It’s almost 1am, and I am relaxing in the forward lounge of the second deck of the Career Express.  Based on the Live Bus Tracker , we’re a little under 2 hours away from Vienna: I finally got my rented air card working again, and now have “screaming...
  • Day 4 – If it’s Tuesday, it must be Frankfurt

    Gutten Tag! Day 4 of the European adventure takes us to Frankfurt, Germany.  The journey has been a lot of fun, albeit tiring.  Once more here’s some video evidence of what’s been happening on the road: And, thanks to everyone who has watched...
  • Day 3 – Giggin’ in Amsterdam

    Today, I officially kicked off my participation as a crew member of “ The Bus Tour ” (exciting, eh?)! We started the day bidding farewell to contest winner Christopher , who was heading back to France ahead of TechEd .  And, then Ken , Stephen ,...
  • Day 2 – Boarding the Bus

    After having a nice stroll around the city of Amsterdam on Saturday, and then a relaxing boat ride through the famous canals on Sunday, I boarded “The Bus” for the very first time! At approximately 830p on Sunday evening, eight members of “The Crew” ...
  • Upcoming Analyst Webcast on Exchange 2010 Archiving

    And now, a quick “commercial break” from my planned daily blathering about “Ian’s European Workation” (NOTE: The previous was a lame attempt to parody National Lampoon's European Vacation ): On Wednesday, November 4th, David Ferris of Ferris Research...