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TekkiTalk With Fabian Williams and Brian Alderman: Participating in the Microsoft Tech Community

- 1 min read-Knut Relbe-Moe
In this TekkiTalk, host Knut Relbe-Moe chats with guests Fabian Williams and Brian Alderman. Fabian Williams is a senior program manager on the Microsoft Graph team. Brian is an independent consultant, also with experience as an MVP. The conversation highlights the international and diverse nature of tech communities, emphasizing mutual respect and support. They discuss the importance of sharing knowledge, mentoring, and participating in the tech community, encouraging others to find their own voice and be authentic in their contributions.

TekkiTalk with Heather Cook: The Strength and Inclusivity of the Microsoft Community

- 1 min read-Knut Relbe-Moe
In this TekkiTalk, host Knut Relbe-Moe chats with guest Heather Cook, Principal PM Manager, Dynamics 365 & Power Platform Community at Microsoft. Heather has a long history with Microsoft, starting with SharePoint marketing in 2001 and working in various roles within the company. During this talk, she emphasizes the importance of the Microsoft community, its inclusivity, and the deep connections it fosters among members. She also shares some insider history about the SharePoint team, and how its openness to creative marketing built a strong, enduring brand.

TekkiTalk With Adam Harmetz: Microsoft Lists and Connecting Through Technology

- 1 min read-Knut Relbe-Moe
A conversation with Adam Harmetz, VP of Product at Microsoft. Over his 17 years at Microsoft, Adam has been involved in the Office client, compliance, SharePoint, and now Microsoft Viva. Knut and Adam discuss the journey of Microsoft Lists and how it has become a strong standalone product with a focus on improving user experience. They also touch on the importance of technology in connecting people from diverse backgrounds and fostering inclusivity within the community.

TekkiTalk With Vesa Juvonen: SharePoint and Tekkigurus

- 1 min read-Christian Buckley
In this TekkiTalk, host Christian Buckley chats with guest Vesa Juvonen, Principal Product Manager for the M365 and Power Platform Community team at Microsoft, about the evolution of the Patterns and Practices (PnP) community, and how Microsoft continues to invest in open source and community initiatives.

TekkiTalk With Susan Hanley: Engaging With the Miscrosoft 365 Community

- 1 min read-Knut Relbe-Moe
In this TekkiTalk, host Knut Relbe-Moe chats with guest Sue Hanley, a seven-years-running Microsoft MVP. Sue emphasizes the inclusiveness of the Microsoft 365 Community, and encourages people to contribute by speaking at conferences and sharing their expertise. She also shares advice for overcoming the fear of public speaking, and discusses the importance of work-life balance, emphasizing that it's possible to have both over time.

TekkiTalk with Karuana Gatimu: About Microsoft Teams Adoption and Community

- 1 min read-Christian Buckley
In this TekkiTalk, host Christian Buckley chats with guest Karuana Gatimu, Principal Manager for the Microsoft 365 Customer Advocacy Group at Microsoft, about the growth of adoption.microsoft.com and documentation, and how Microsoft continues to expand the resources available to help customers with adoption.

TekkiTalk With Gokan Ozcifci: Microsoft Syntex

- 1 min read-Christian Buckley
In this TekkiTalk, host Christian Buckley chats with guest Gokan Ozcifci, an M365 and Business Applications MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, and Owner of Neoxy Consultancy, about the latest news around Microsoft Syntex, and the fact that the underlying technology is SharePoint, which makes it easy to use. Christian and Gokan also talk about the process for customers to get started with Syntex, discussing licensing and whether to utilize pre-built templates or build your own models.

TekkiTalk With Don Kirkham: Getting Started With the SharePoint Framework

- 1 min read-Christian Buckley
In this TekkiTalk, host Christian Buckley chats with guest Don Kirkham, a M365 Development and Microsoft Graph MVP, and Enterprise Architect with DMI, about his focus on the SharePoint Development experience, including working with the SharePoint Framework and how people new to SharePoint development can get started.

TekkiTalk with Cathy Dew: Latest announcements around OneDrive, SharePoint, and the new Branding Center

- 1 min read-Christian Buckley
In this TekkiTalk, host Christian Buckley chats with Microsoft's Cathy Dew, Senior Product Manager at Microsoft, about her role on the OneDrive and SharePoint product team, and about the announcements around the new Branding Center. Cathy also talks about some of the new content creation experiences and highlights a couple of the things she is most excited about, including the simplified sharing experiences across the platform and the new Copilot capabilities.

TekkiTalk With Brian Alderman: The State of SharePoint Administration, and TekkiGurus

- 1 min read-Christian Buckley
In this TekkiTalk, host Christian Buckley chats with guest Brian Alderman, CEO and Founder of MicroTechPoint, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and author, about the latest innovations in SharePoint administration, and about Brian's role as a content chair and board member of Tekkigurus. Christian and Brian also talk about the importance of keeping up to date with the latest releases and product changes, as well as the value of earning and maintaining different Microsoft certifications.

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