Spotlight on Partner Opportunity with Notes Migrations

Yesterday it was the snow that kept your humble blogger home. Today, an icepocalypse has displaced the snowpocalypse that kept Pacific Northwest folks stranded these last 36 hours. To capitalize once more on the added bandwidth a “work@home” day offers, I thought I’d continue our ongoing “Spotlight on Partner Opportunity” series with a look at…

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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-holiday dig out. But, as luck…

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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? Good to see all those hands raised! Now, for the rest of you, I’d…

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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 item (like car keys or a wallet) after a long search is just plain…

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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…

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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’s edition of WPC around killer products you can bet your businesses on—like…

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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 L.A. for a week chock full of keynotes, sessions,…

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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….

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