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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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…

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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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#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 hashtags.org, 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…

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Are You Ready to be Pinpointed?

Great news! Earlier this week, we officially launched a brand new customer facing partner page on our microsoft.com/exchange site!! As you may recall, this site was previously a mishmash of a static list of ISV partners we stood up around the Exchange 2010 launch in November 2009, and a link off to the Solution Finder…

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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…

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