Migrating to Office 365

This is the 3rd post in my “Cloud Adoption Journey – Blog Series” In this post, we will explore “Phase 2 – Implementing the Plumbing and Supporting Infrastructure” required to migrate to Office 365. The typical steps involved in this phase include: Creating your Office 365 tenant. It is important that you name your tenant appropriately…

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Building the Microsoft 365 Cloud Vision and Business Case

This is the 2nd post in my “Cloud Adoption Journey – Blog Series” In this post, we will go deeper on Phase 1 – Building the Vision and Business Case. Key areas of consideration include: Creating the vision Assessing the financial costs and benefits The changing role of IT Driving the business forward Creating the Vision…

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Cloud Adoption Journey – Blog Series Kick Off

During my nearly 10 years at Microsoft, I have been fortunate to work with many customers and partners to help them develop and execute on their vision to improve productivity; engage their employees; and better serve their customers, partners, and suppliers. For many, this has included moving critical IT functions and business processes into the…

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Manage SharePoint and OneDrive in Office 365: A field guide for administrators – Ignite 2017 Session Resources

Thanks again to everyone that attended my session “Manage SharePoint and OneDrive in Office 365: A field guide for administrators” at Microsoft Ignite 2017 last Friday. As requested, the slides presented and session recording are shared below. The session focused on the following common scenarios and customer questions: Governing SharePoint/OneDrive/Groups Controlling external sharing Restricting access…

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Securing, Governing, and Protecting Your Office 365 Investments – Ignite 2017 Session Resources

Thanks again to everyone that attended my Securing, Governing, and Protecting Your Office 365 Investments session at Microsoft Ignite last Monday or Wednesday afternoon. As promised, the slides from my session have been posted and shared below. During the session, we discussed and white boarded Microsoft’s layered approach to security (slide 5) and reviewed in…

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Learn Best Practices for Managing and Administering SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business Ignite Session Links and Resources

<Updated on October 14, 2016 with links below to Ignite session recording, slides, and sample PowerShell scripts.> Below is a rough outline & some of the resources that I will be referring to as part of my “Learn best practices for managing and administering SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business” session and demonstrations at the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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