IAMCP India West June Meeting



IAMCP India West , the Premier Partner Association of Microsoft Partners , had its 26th Meeting on June 11, 2011 . The Main Keynote was Office365 and the purpose of the meeting was to prepare the partners for the Microsoft Office365 , the next Gen Cloud offering from Microsoft .

To adequately prepare the partners for this meeting , IAMCP had 2 interesting sessions :

April meeting had keynote of Virtualization

May meeting had keynote of Private Cloud

So coming into June , partners were fairly clear about the concept of Cloud . The keynote speaker was Mr. Gaurav Dharasania , a Microsoft Technology Specialist . The venue of the meeting was LARCH Conference room in Microsoft Mumbai Office.



Some key messages which came during the keynote were:

  • On Office365, even 1 user subscription is possible
  • You can schedule LIVE Meeting via Outlook or Communicator
  • There is a role based admin access for example  one type of admin can only create users . Other could create and delete users , etc
  • At the launch, Office365 users can chat with LIVE and Hotmail users
  • In Deskless Exchange SKU, POP3 is possible
  • Security features available are Journaling , Litigation Hold, Archive, retention Policy
  • Video & Audio Conference outside LAN is possible ( in BPOS it was bpossible only within LAN)
  • Multiple Plans available from Small & Mid Businesses going to Enterprises.
  • Rich co-existence possible with On Premise Solutions of Microsoft

All Partners were delighted to learn about the rich functionality of Office365 and were of an opinion that Microsoft has a clear winner with Office365 .


After the Office365 session , we had another session on Brand Building for  Solution Providers which was presented by a well known Brand Consultant Mr. Suneel Agarwal.




After the sessions ended , the speakers were presented with IAMCP India branded momento  during vote of thanks . And thus ended the wonderful learning session.

To know more about IAMCP India , please watch the video here .

To connect with IAMCP India on Facebook, click here

Have a Great Day !

Suresh Ramani

Microsoft MVP 2009




About Suresh Ramani

I am a CEO of a Technology Solutions Provider "TechGyan" ( Gyan in Sanskrit means "knowledge") . My Company is based out of Mumbai, India . My Company provides Solutions to Customers ( Local & International) around Microsoft Platform. In 2009, Microsoft nominated me as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP). During week ends I provide Redevelopment Consultancy to Societies in Mumbai . The details of the same are listed on www.tdrmumbai.in My hobbies are reading Management Books . Like most of Indians , I love game of Cricket and Hindi Songs.
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