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 the kit, we kicked off 2012 with…


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 assessments we’re standing…


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 late has been “yeah, I get you want us to…


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…


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 of my Exchange Partner Marketing team. As evidenced by…


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 Anderson cited from past TED events….


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 my pitch to cover the considerable partner opportunity there is…