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 team, shared in the aforementioned EHLO Blog post, this update…


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 fashion. In the words of our TechNet article on this SP1…


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…


#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, add that hashtags “are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets.” I like to think of them as mini-communities within the massive universe of Twitter updates and followers…


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 and that’s quite impressive. I’m not surprised to see…


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 since 1999, Jon and Steve plan to share their vision for…


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….


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, aren’t those date calculators a ton of fun? On to the…


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, and/or extend Exchange 2010 and Exchange Online. I thought the best…