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 for nearly 4 years, these last 12 months have afforded me some amazing opportunities…

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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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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…

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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 with Exchange or Exchange Online. Dubbed the Exchange ActiveSync Logo Program, this new program will…

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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 self-nominations is now open. This year, we are focusing on the following…

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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 a guest post to get you prepped for submitting your award…

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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 hours per viewer.”  Dang, that’s a lot of small-screened viewing, and…

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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 companies do–delivering the hardware and software solutions your…

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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…

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