Christian Buckley


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Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director (RD) and Most Valuable Professional (MVP), an award-winning product marketer, technology evangelist and host of the #CollabTalk podcast and monthly tweetjam series. Christian's 30-year tech career has included Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Evangelist for several leading SharePoint ISVs, and he was part of the Microsoft team that launched the hosted SharePoint platform in Office 365. He has worked with some of the world’s largest technology companies to build and deploy social, collaboration, and supply chain solutions, and he sold his first software startup to Rational Software in 2001. A co-author of books on both SharePoint and software configuration management (SCM), Christian is one of the most widely published names within the Microsoft ecosystem.

Published by Christian Buckley

Verizon Launches Microsoft Teams Phone Mobile

- 4 min read-Christian Buckley
In January 2023, Verizon announced support for Microsoft Teams Phone Mobile. Use Teams on mobile devices, leveraging Verizon's reliable and secure network. Make and receive voice and video calls directly in Teams. Teams telephony is also integrated with Microsoft 365, for managing tasks, scheduling meetings, and collaborating on documents.

Productivity Tip: Creating To Do Tasks in Teams and Outlook on the Web

- 9 min read-Christian Buckley
This article aims to address the common issue of task management across multiple communication platforms by introducing a handy feature in Microsoft 365 – converting highlighted text from Outlook on the web emails or Microsoft Teams chats into tasks and integrating them with Microsoft To Do.

From Clippy to ChatGPT: AI Advances in Productivity

- 8 min read-Christian Buckley
Learn how Microsoft uses artificial intelligence (AI) in Bing search, Microsoft 365, and other tools and platforms such as Microsoft Teams and SharePoint to improve user experience, increase productivity, and provide better insights. Microsoft has incorporated OpenAI's natural language processing (NLP) technology and computer vision into Bing search. Microsoft also uses ChatGPT in Bing through Bing Chat, providing a community-driven platform for asking and answering questions.

Are Organizations Shifting Back to On-Prem?

- 7 min read-Christian Buckley
This article examines whether the past few decades’ trend of enterprises migrating workloads and applications to public cloud environments is increasingly shifting back to private clouds and on-premises solutions. It discusses the pros and cons of both approaches, including why many organizations are choosing a hybrid cloud model.

Community Building, Communities in Teams, and Laurie Pottmeyer

- 30 min read-Christian Buckley
In this video, Laurie Pottmeyer, Senior Product Manager and Community Lead with Microsoft Teams engineering, shares some of her own insights and experiences on community-building, as well as some examples on how she plans to incorporate the new free version of Teams into her personal life.

Sending Attachments as Links in Outlook

- 4 min read-Christian Buckley
Sending attachments as links is the safer, more productive way to collaborate over email, and you can configure Outlook to do this automatically.

Productivity Tip: Adding a Drop-Down List to Excel

- 3 min read-Christian Buckley
You can create drop-down lists with Excel's Data Validation feature. It's a quick way to set up a fillable spreadsheet, or to ensure uniform entry of repetitive data.

Productivity Tip: Cleaning Up Conversations in Outlook

- 4 min read-Christian Buckley
Outlook has a quick tool for cleaning up conversations and duplicate emails. Learn where it is and how to use it.

Productivity Tip: Automatic Suggestions for Alt Text in Word & PowerPoint

- 3 min read-Christian Buckley
One piece of metadata people often neglect is alt text. Luckily, Microsoft 365's AI makes it easier than ever to make sure all your images have it.