New Year, New Role

As we head into 2016, I am happy to share that I am moving into a new role at Microsoft as a Collaboration Solution Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center in Boston, MA. The Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) are collaborative environments that provide access to innovative technologies and world-class expertise, enabling Microsoft’s customers and partners…


How My Team Uses Office 365 Video to Share Meeting Recordings

One of the Office 365 capabilities that my team at Microsoft heavily leverages is Office 365 Video (O365 Video). O365 Video enables organizations to share and playback video recordings from a variety of devices. O365 Video is backed by SharePoint Online and Azure Media Services and provides an easy to use out of the box…


SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business Management and Control Ignite Session Resource Links

<May 8, 2015 – Added new section below with links to my session slides, recording, and PowerShell demo scripts.> Below is a rough outline and some of the resources that I will be referring to as part of my “SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business Management and Control” session and demonstrations at the Microsoft Ignite…


Working Like a Network – How My Team Uses Yammer

As a follow-up to my last blog post about “How Office Delve is Changing the Way My Team Works Together”, this post will discuss how my team at Microsoft and I leverage Yammer to work together. This post will cover: Background on collaboration within my team before Yammer Examples of how we use Yammer within…


How Office Delve is Changing the Way My Team Works Together

One of the questions that my customers and partners often ask me is “how does Microsoft use Office 365 internally?” Over the course of my next few posts, I am going to discuss topics related to how my team uses Office 365 capabilities and how it impacts our daily work. One of the Office 365…


Office 365 ProPlus – Responses to Frequently Asked Questions

Office 365 ProPlus is a hot topic that I often discuss with my large enterprise customers. This post will summarize responses to some of the frequently asked questions that I receive. Here are the questions that I will be answering: Why should my company use/purchase Office 365 ProPlus? How do I deploy Office 365 ProPlus?…


Office 365 Security and Compliance

(Updated on December 17, 2014 to add information on Identity and Authentication) One of the topics that I regularly discuss with my large global enterprise customers, based in the United States, is Office 365 security and compliance. There are many aspects to this conversation especially with my customers that are in highly regulated industries, including…


Getting Started with Office 365

Over the past few years, I have had many discussions with Microsoft customers and partners about the best way to get started with Office 365. This blog post will cover 2 main areas that we often discuss together: Key use cases and scenarios for getting started Resources to help you on your journey Key Use…


Boston Office 365 User Group Launching in 2 Weeks!

The Boston Office 365 user group is launching on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 6-8 PM at the Microsoft New England R&D (NERD) Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA. I have the privilege of presenting the first session, which will be an overview of Office 365. You can read more about my session and register…


Save the Date – Best of SharePoint Conference Returning to Boston!

The Best of SharePoint Conference will be returning to the Microsoft office in Cambridge, MA on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. More details will be shared soon on the call for sponsors and speaker selection process. Please join our Microsoft Northeast SharePoint Community Yammer network to keep up to date: