image Today at Tech-Ed Europe 2009, Stephen Elop announced the launch of Exchange Server 2010, which is a very exciting offering for customers and Partners around the world. On the Microsoft Partner Portal, we have a collection of information at resources for our Microsoft Partners on the Exchange Server 2010 page, including:

  • Three steps to Partner Readiness:
  1. Learn about Exchange Server 2010
    • Watch the webcast - with Senior Technical Product Manager Ian Hameroff to learn about new features and technologies in Exchange Server 2010.
    • Experience the new efficiency launch event - virtually and learn how innovations in Exchange Server 2010, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Microsoft Forefront security offer familiar, integrated solutions that help you address cost, innovation, and productivity challenges.
  2. Prepare to Sell and Support Exchange Server 2010
    • Sales Professionals: Complete the Online Sales Training - Learn how to effectively market and license Exchange Server 2010 with this 60-minute, 100-level online tutorial that covers new features, functions, and benefits.
    • IT Pros: Take the Exchange Ignite Beta Technical Training - Get hands-on labs online, covering topics such as architecture, setup, deployment, tools, migration, security, transport, unified messaging, governance, archiving, storage, and high availability.
  3. Drive Your Exchange Server Marketing Efforts
    • Joint Launch in a Box - Use these resources to build launch momentum for your solutions focused on unified communications—messaging, voice, and video—across the applications and devices that your customers use every day
  • Links to download and install the trial of the software
  • Additional resources, including:

Technical presentations:

  • Overview
  • ActiveSync
  • Archiving and Retention
  • Archiving and Retention
  • Presentation Template
  • High Availability
  • Information Protection and Compliance
  • Management Tools
  • Outlook Web Access
  • Unified Messaging

Technical Videos and Webcasts:

  • Exchange Online
  • Introducing Exchange Server 2010
  • Addressing E-mail Archiving with Exchange Server 2010
  • Exchange 2010 Upgrade and Deployment
  • Exchange 2010 High Availability
  • Exchange Server 2010: Mobility and Exchange
  • Introducing Outlook Web Apps in Exchange 2010
  • Voice Mail with Unified Messaging in Exchange 2010
  • Protection and Compliance with Exchange 2010
  • Storage in Exchange Server 2010
  • Management Tools in Exchange Server 2010Web Access
  • Managing Exchange with System Center

Marketing Materials

  • Data Sheet
  • Ignite Poster
  • Try the Beta Poster
  • E-mail Event Invite Template
  • E-mail Sales Template
  • E-mail Thank You Template
  • 4.125"×9.5" Envelope Template
  • 6"×8" Envelope Template
  • Sales Event Invite
  • Sales Letter
  • Sales Offer Card
  • Web Banner Ad Template
  • T-shirt and Thumb Drive Templates

Sales Readiness and Resources

  • Unified Communications Sales Training Featuring Exchange Server 2010 (Online Tutorial)
  • Unified Communications Sales Training Featuring Exchange Server 2010 (Sales Seminar)
  • Selling Microsoft Exchange to Small and Medium Business Customers (Online Tutorial)
  • Selling Microsoft Exchange to Small and Medium Business Customers (Sales Seminar)
  • BPIO U 2010: Selling Unified Communications
  • Partner Profitability Modeler Tool
  • Business Value Assessment Tool
  • Demo Showcase
  • And more!

Head on out to the Exchange Server 2010 page page on the Microsoft Partner Network site to start accessing this information today, if you haven’t already.

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