Contributors

Kiri Addison

Kiri Addison

Dr Kiri Addison leads the Detection and Data Science Product Management team at cybersecurity company Mimecast. She works closely with engineers, threat researchers and data scientists on Mimecast’s security products to adapt them to defend against new and evolving threats. Previously she was Head of Data Science for Threat Intelligence and one of her current areas of focus is to develop innovative products that utilise AI/ML. Kiri previously worked in the public sector, where she was responsible for creating systems to detect and prevent cyber-attacks and fraud.

Brian Alderman

Brian Alderman

Brian Alderman is a former Microsoft MVP, and has his Master's in Computer Information Systems. Since 1995, he has held several Microsoft certifications that currently include; MCT, MCSE for SharePoint, MCSA for Office 365, MCITP for SQL Server(R), MCSA and MCSE for Windows Server(R), and also his PMP certification. As a Senior Technical Instructor and Consultant, he has 30 years of experience in networking, SQL Server databases, SharePoint technologies, and project management. Brian's publications include Windows 2000 Professional, SQL Server 2000 Administration, SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion, and Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Administration Inside Out. He is an active speaker at SharePoint Industry conferences including SharePoint Saturday's, SPLive, DevIntersection, SharePoint Fest, Microsoft Ignite, and several international SharePoint conferences including London, Milan, and Madrid.

Jeff Angama

Jeff Angama

Jeff Angama is a specialist in improving productivity and efficiency. Thanks to Microsoft solutions and agile methods, he has helped more than 50 customers. He works at AvePoint as a solutions engineer, enabling customers to maximize the capabilities of Microsoft 365.

Microsoft has recognized Jeff as an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) since 2020 for his expertise and his contributions such as blogging, public speaking, and organizing conferences. Since 2011, he has worked as a developer, pre-sales, trainer, SharePoint on-premises architect, and then on Microsoft 365.

 Among his experiences in the field of No Code/Low-code, he participated from 2020 in the implementation of a Low-Code Center of Excellence within the GSF company.

Lewis Baybutt

Lewis Baybutt

Lewis, a Microsoft Business Applications MVP, has been immersed in the Low Code and Power Platform space for approximately two years. His intrigue with low code began during his high school days and transitioned into his career.

Lewis now works as a Power Platform Functional Engineer at Microsoft Business Applications Inner Circle partner, ANS Group, delivering a Center of Excellence service for Power Platform and Dynamics 365. He primarily works with Dynamics 365 Omnichannel for Customer Service, but also engages in a number of wider community activities alongside his work at ANS. He also enjoys writing for his blog, Low Code Lewis.

Kathleen Beedim

Kathleen Beedim

Kat Beedim is an Office 365 Apps and Services MVP with a focus on collaboration tools in Microsoft 365 such as Teams, Viva, and SharePoint. She is an active blogger and speaker at conferences around the world, sharing her knowledge and expertise on these platforms. Additionally, she hosts a podcast called Cloud Conversations where she discusses the latest trends and developments in the Microsoft 365 ecosystem.

Hans Brender

Hans Brender

Hans Brender is a Collaboration Specialist and has been a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Germany for 11 years. Most people around the world know him as Mr. OneDrive. For the last 11 years he has been talking about OneDrive and collaboration around the world at conferences like Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Build and local community events. These days he is networking, mentoring, leads a monthly live show about M365 news and gives workshops to the community, mid-size- and Enterprise companies.

In addition to the social profiles below, you can find Hans at: @hansbrender.bsky.social

Pascal Brunner

Pascal Brunner

As a Microsoft MVP in Microsoft 365 Apps and Services, I'm truly passionate about the new way of working – from both a technical and user perspective. One of my main goals is to use Microsoft 365 to its fullest. When we combine business knowledge with the newest technology, magic happens. This is even more the case if we unleash the power of employee experience in an organization. I share my knowledge and experience about such topics in blogs, keynotes, workshops, and on LinkedIn.

J. Peter Bruzzese

J. Peter Bruzzese

J. Peter Bruzzese (Co-Founder of ClipTraining) is an 8x awarded Microsoft MVP, journalist, internationally published tech author, global tech speaker and cyber security advisor. Follow on Twitter @JPBruzzese or email direct at jpb@cliptraining.com

Christian Buckley

Christian Buckley

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.

Laurent Carlier

Laurent Carlier

Laurent is an experienced Microsoft 365 consultant and has a unique combination of technical and functional expertise. 

He works daily with worldwide clients in business and education sectors, helping them building, designing and implementing modern workplace & modern teaching with Microsoft Teams and many other Microsoft 365 tools, such as Microsoft Viva. 

Covering all aspects from strategies to change management & IT governance, he is always advocating about the importance of human-first approach and the necessary but always forgotten bridges between IT staff, end users & stakeholders. 

He loves sharing as a Microsoft MVP his dual expertise in adoption change management & technical governance and can be found presenting in many languages (french, english, japanese) at international conferences and user groups.

Virgil Carroll

Virgil Carroll

Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He also wears the multiple “hats” of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect. Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies “out of the box” as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. He regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.

Denny Cherry

Denny Cherry

Denny Cherry is the owner and principal consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting and has over two decades of experience working with platforms such as Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V, vSphere, and Enterprise Storage solutions. Denny’s areas of technical expertise include system architecture, performance tuning, security, replication, and troubleshooting. Denny holds a variety of Microsoft certifications for SQL Server, Azure and PowerBI. Denny has written several books and dozens of technical articles on Windows, Azure, and SQL Server management and how SQL Server integrates with various other technologies.

Liam Cleary

Liam Cleary

Liam began his career as a computer trainer. He quickly realized that programming, breaking and hacking were much more fun. Liam spent the next few years working within core infrastructure and security services. He is now the founder and owner of SharePlicity, a consulting company focusing on Microsoft 365 and Azure technology. His role within SharePlicity is to help organizations implement Microsoft 365 and Azure technology to enhance internal and external collaboration, document, and records management, automate business processes, and implement security controls and protection. He is a long-time Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Trainer, focusing on architecture, security and crossing the boundary into software development. Over the past few years, his specialty has been security in Microsoft 365, Azure and its surrounding platforms. Liam also creates online training courses for Pluralsight, LinkedIn Learning and Cloud Academy, and he teaches multiple Microsoft certification courses for Opsgility and Microsoft. You can find him at user groups and conferences, teaching classes, offering advice, spending time in the community, teaching his kids how to code, raspberry PI programming, hacking the planet, building Lego robots, or coaching soccer. You may also find him running races in the dark, hiking, or mountain biking at breakneck speeds.

Haniel Croitoru

Haniel Croitoru

Haniel Croitoru is an enterprise architect and Microsoft MVP with over 20 years of experience in Microsoft 365. Since 2003, Haniel has been focusing on delivering solutions to meet short-term and long-term business goals using Microsoft 365 workloads such as SharePoint, Teams, Power Platform and more. 

In addition to Haniel’s professional tenure, he has always been a big proponent of sharing knowledge and giving back to the community through presenting at numerous conferences and networking meetings on the topics of utilizing Microsoft 365 for business process optimization, effective collaboration and communication, and managing projects using the platform. 

Prior to entering the Microsoft 365 arena, Haniel spent several years in the medical imaging industry where he helped launch an orthopedic software division and published four patents and numerous articles. 

Haniel holds a Master of Science in Computer Science with a specialty in Computer-Assisted Orthopedic Surgery from Queen’s University and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the York Schulich School of Business. He is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). 

Giuliano De Luca

Giuliano De Luca

Giuliano is an Office Development MVP and specialist in Microsoft technologies for software design and development. He loves to collaborate with the community, Giuliano has passed several Microsoft certification exams and achieved the following certifications: MCSD SharePoint Applications, MCSD Web Applications, MCP, Microsoft Specialist Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Specialist.
In his free time, Giuliano loves to play and explore new technologies.

Stacy Deere

Stacy Deere

Stacy Deere a Microsoft MVP and owner of Focal Point Solutions LLC, a Cincinnati, OH-based company that provides SharePoint and Microsoft 365 consulting. With 20+ years of experience in the IT industry, Stacy has mainly focused on collaboration solutions. She has numerous environment deployments, upgrades, migrations and many other SharePoint and M365 projects under her belt. The main focus of all projects is implementing the best solution for the organization and one that the users want and can easily utilize. Within the SharePoint community, Stacy is a Microsoft Office & Apps MVP, an author and is known for topics such as governance, user engagement, security & compliance, and Administration.

Adam Deltinger

Adam Deltinger

I have for many years been working as a consultant, mostly focusing on Microsoft products and cloud technologies. Today I work to empower my employer with Microsoft 365 and modern tools - helping users collaborate better, work more efficiently, and be more productive - in a secure environment.

I'm also a Microsoft MVP since 2019, focusing on collaboration and productivity.

Sara Fennah

Sara Fennah

Sara has over 25 years’ experience, has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for over 15 years, and is also a MCT Regional Lead and Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Microsoft 365 Apps and Services. Sara has been working with Microsoft 365 since the preview in April 2011 and holds over 50 Microsoft Certifications. Sara’s company still uses the same Microsoft 365 Tenant opened back in 2011.  

As a trainer, Sara’s professional aim is to help make technology more accessible by increasing knowledge and decreasing fear. In her own words “I love helping others advance their own skills and use of technology, whilst challenging myself to advance my own skills and expertise.” 

Sara provides training across Microsoft 365 from beginner to admin and everyone in between. She specializes in productivity, security, and compliance in Microsoft 365. In 2021 Sara cofounded a group of other like-minded MVPs to form the Viva Explorers, who actively promote, evangelize, and champion a modern employee and workplace experience underpinned by tools such as Microsoft Viva. Sara’s Viva Explorer persona is the Viva Realist, highlighting her expertise in helping organizations implement Viva and the wider Microsoft 365 suite. 

Anouck Fierens

Anouck Fierens

Anouck works as a modern workplace consultant by Wortell. Her focus is on SharePoint, Microsoft Viva, and Power Platform. Inside SharePoint, Anouck’s focus is on building an intranet and document management. When working with Power Platform, Anouck specializes in Power Apps, mostly canvas apps and Power Automate flows. 

Anouck is PL-100 Certified and is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).

Anouck has a bachelor in applied computer science and started working in IT in 2011, beginning as a SharePoint developer consultant. Her projects included SharePoint administration and development in SharePoint on-premises environments.

Fabio Franzini

Fabio Franzini

Fabio is the Founder & CEO of Apvee Solutions, a company specializing in providing innovative software solutions for businesses based on Microsoft 365, Power Platform, and Microsoft Azure. He is a recognized Microsoft MVP in Business Applications and M365 Development, as well as a member of the Patterns and Practices (PnP) team (a Microsoft initiative offering guidance and tools to developers building applications on Microsoft 365 and Power Platform).

Luise Freese

Luise Freese

Luise Freese is an independent Microsoft 365 & Power Platform consultant, building solutions with a combined approach of both worlds low-code and code. She is an awarded Microsoft MVP in two categories (M365 Development and Business Applications), international conference speaker, open-source maintainer, and blogger. She loves all things community, stickers, and the number 42. 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuiseFreese     LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/LuiseFreese     Blog: https://m365princess.com  

Angelo Gulisano

Angelo Gulisano

Angelo Gulisano is a Microsoft MVP for Business Apps, MCT, and speaker.

He works as an independent consultant in the field of software development, primarily focusing on Power Platform, SharePoint, and Microsoft 365.

Angelo has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. He has always had a great passion for technology ever since he delved into the world of software development as a software developer in Asp.net, SQL Server, and .NET Framework.

Since 2007, he has been working with SharePoint, a platform for which he is very passionate.

He says, “My experience and expertise allow me to provide tailored consultations and solutions to meet the needs of my clients.

I am a curious person who is passionate about problem-solving. I love challenging myself with new tasks and finding creative solutions to overcome obstacles throughout my professional journey.”

Ragnar Heil

Ragnar Heil

Ragnar is a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft 365 Office Apps and Services. He works at Rencore as a Global Director of Partners and Alliances. Together with MVP Alexander Egger, he hosts the “Alex & Ragnar Show,” a bi-weekly Video Live Stream about Microsoft 365 Hybrid Workplace. Ragnar is a blogger and podcaster, headset geek, and core-member of Viva Explorers Community. He has an M.A. in Social Science and an Executive MBA, and has also published several books and articles about modern work.

Amelia Hernández Osorio

Amelia Hernández Osorio

Amelia Hernández Osorio is a Microsoft 365 digital workplace guru. Over the last decade, she has helped teams and organizations embrace digital ways of working through Microsoft technologies and people-first tactics. 

  • Microsoft 365 Trainer: Amelia helps individuals and teams harness the power of Microsoft 365 tools effectively.
  • Prosci® Change Practitioner: She specializes in change management, ensuring smooth transitions during organizational transformations.
  • Agile Coach & Facilitator: Amelia guides teams in adopting agile methodologies and facilitates collaborative processes.
  • Microsoft 365 Adoption Specialist: Her focus is on driving adoption and maximizing the impact of Microsoft 365 solutions.

On LinkedIn, she publishes a newsletter, AdoptAble. You can subscribe to it here.

Neil Hodgkinson

Neil Hodgkinson

Neil is a 17 year Microsoft veteran. He spent time as a Premier Field Engineer, Service Engineer and as a PM at Microsoft covering the whole stack from Active Directory, SQL Server and SharePoint including working in SharePoint and OneDrive product teams and most recently in Azure engineering as a PM in the FastTrack for Azure CXP team. At present he is working as a Product Manager in the Security and Compliance team in OneDrive and SharePoint. He is triple qualified as a Microsoft Certified Master on SharePoint and taught Search, Business Continuity Management and SQL Operations on the course. A UK native but an adopted Texan having moved to Frisco in 2017, he enjoys country music concerts, Dallas FC games and spending time on the lake.

Chris Huntingford

Chris Huntingford

I’m a geek and proud to admit it! I’m also a rather large, talkative South African who plays drums, wears horrendous Hawaiian shirts and has an affinity for engaging in as many social gatherings as humanly possible, because, well….I want to experience as much as possible and connect with as many different people as I can! I am, unapologetically, Myself! This zest for interaction and collaboration has led to a fixation on community and an understanding that by bringing people together in the right environment, ANYTHING can be achieved. 

I have an intense enthusiasm for technology. I am a terrific tinkerer, a passionate problem solver and a magical maker. As long as I am creating something, I feel fulfilled. Technology provides me with my creative outlet, especially in a digital format. My core focus is on the Microsoft Power Platform, a perfect consolidation of digital technology creating a symphony between both right and left-brain hemispheres.

Shadrack Inusah

Shadrack Inusah

Shadrack is a Power Platform specialist at Fidelity Bank Ghana and a recipient of the Microsoft Business Applications MVP award. He has expertise in tech community building and management. Shadrack is a former Gold Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador and First Runner-Up for the inaugural Africa Power Platform Challenge with 300 participants. He's also a senior member on the Microsoft Tech Community platform, writes about the Power Platform to assist people globally, and has spoken at Power Platform Community events. Shadrack is dedicated to assisting others in learning and collaboratively solving technical issues.

Craig Jahnke

Craig Jahnke

Craig Jahnke is a Director of Collaboration Apps and Tools at Sogeti USA who helps his team of technical consultants implement Microsoft 365 solutions so that we can help organizations be more productive, innovative, collaborative and allow them to empower their users to do more than they thought they could.  Craig is passionate about Microsoft and sharing information about technology with others.  He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) who is the co-chair of M365 Chicago, a virtual event where Microsoft specialists share their expertise and best practices on everything related to the Power Platform and M365 collaboration tools.  He also runs the Chicago Microsoft Power Platform User Group. He has had the opportunity to work at Microsoft from 2019-2022, he is a certified Power Platform Solution Architect, and he has extensive knowledge of SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams.

Roy Kiprop

Roy Kiprop

Roy is deeply passionate about technology, especially Microsoft Power Platform. His journey in the tech world has made him skilled in various Microsoft Power Platform tools like Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, AI, and Dataverse. He sees immense potential in these technologies for creating innovative, no-code/low-code solutions. He is currently a certified App Maker and is on a mission to exploit the full potential of the Power Platform. 

Additionally, Roy takes pride in being an active Power Platform User Group Kenya member. Collaborating with like-minded individuals, he stays updated on the latest trends and continuous learning opportunities in the tech space. 

He likes sharing his knowledge, insights, tips, and best practices about technology through article writing. Feel free to contact him on any of his social media handles.

Shadrack Kiprotich

Shadrack Kiprotich

Shadrack is a Business Applications Microsoft MVP. His impactful journey within the tech community showcases his influence and commitment to advancing the Microsoft Power Platform. His journey is marked by the prestigious 2023 Microsoft MVP Award in Business Applications, recognizing his contributions to the tech ecosystem.

Shadrack was a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador on his path to being a Microsoft MVP. Shadrack has a depth of knowledge and commitment to sharing expertise. He has actively engaged in at least 23 speaking events, sharing insights and best practices. 

As a Power Platform developer and in his 4th year as the Power Platform User Group leader in Kenya, he is actively spearheading initiatives aimed at refining processes, orchestrating seamless workflow automation and seamlessly integrating Power Platform solutions with Microsoft 365 applications. As a community builder and speaking at events, he is fostering collaborative environments for the Kenyan, African and beyond community to learn about Power Platform by hosting impactful meetups and driving engaging events.

Joanne Klein

Joanne Klein

Joanne is a Microsoft 365 compliance specialist and owner of NexNovus Consulting. Her focus is on helping organizations by sharing best practices, technical expertise and guidance gained through real-world Microsoft 365 experiences. She is also a six-time Microsoft MVP in Microsoft 365 Apps and Services.

Joanne has spent the past decade working with SharePoint and the larger Microsoft 365 ecosystem. Her specialties include the compliance features inside Microsoft Purview and how customers can leverage them to improve their compliance posture across the modern workplace. Whether looking for strategic advice, tactical steps or sound guidance for moving forward, Joanne brings her expertise to bear to help customers break through the complex world of compliance in manageable and practical ways.

Connect with Joanne on Twitter and LinkedIn, and follow her blog at https://joannecklein.com

Raphael Koellner

Raphael Koellner

Raphael Koellner combines the law and information technology in particular with cloud computing. He worked for universities, Microsoft Germany (DX) and Microsoft Partner as consultant.

As CEO for KöllnService GmbH he works for huge international companies to migrate and implement cloud solutions on a technical and a contract/law way.

Since 2019 Raphael Köllner is Microsoft Regional Director. He is the community guy, MVP for Office Server & Services, Windows 10 Insider MVP, MCT, Microsoft Student Partner Evangelist and become an attorney in Europe. He is the lead of the Office 365 Usergroup Germany, the Office 365 DACH, Leader of the Office 365 conference Germany, the SharePoint Saturday Cologne and one of 30 Windows 10 Top Insiders. Moreover he is member of the TEAMS Elite Team and the organizer of the TeamsCommunityDay. In this connection he leads the biggest Windows 10 Insider Community in Germany.

Charles Lamanna

Charles Lamanna

Charles Lamanna is the corporate vice president of Business Applications & Platforms (BAP) at Microsoft. He leads the product development and engineering teams responsible for creating business applications and low-code platforms that empower everyone to achieve more. This spans products and services across Dynamics 365, the Power Platform, Viva Sales, and Nuance Enterprise. These products include low-code/no-code tools, robotic process automation, virtual agents, customer experience platform, customer service, finance, and supply chain applications. 

Under his leadership, Power Apps has become the market leader in low-code/no-code tools and the Dynamics 365 service has moved to Azure, becoming one of the largest public cloud hosted SaaS (software as a service) products in the world. 

Previously, Lamanna led the engineering teams that created Azure Resource Manager, Azure Autoscale, Azure Logic Apps, Azure Activity Logs, and several other management related capabilities. Prior to that, Lamanna founded MetricsHub, one of the first offerings for public cloud cost management and service health monitoring. Microsoft acquired MetricsHub in 2013.

Lamanna graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Notre Dame.

Derek Melber

Derek Melber

Derek Melber is President of BrainCore, where he provides consulting services leveraging his 25+ years of world-wide keynote speaking, authoring 18 books, consulting, and enterprise advising around Microsoft solutions and identity security. As a 19X Microsoft MVP, leveraging extensive experience in unifying products, marketing, sales, and content, he assists organizations to achieve success and exceed company goals around identity, security and enterprise IT administration. His broad areas of expertise include Active Directory, Group Policy, identity security, network security, and information technology architecture. Derek can be reached at derekm@braincore.net and via LinkedIn at @derekmelber.

Dwayne Natwick

Dwayne Natwick

Dwayne Natwick is a Microsoft Security MVP and AWS Community Builder for Security and Identity. He is an author, trainer and product manager with over 30 years of experience in the IT industry. 

Dwayne’s certification credentials include CCSP, CISSP, PMP, AWS Solutions Architect Associate, and he is certified in multiple Azure roles including Cybersecurity Architect Expert, Solution Architect Expert, Identity and Access Administrator Associate, Microsoft 365 Security Administrator Associate, and Security Engineer Associate.

In addition to creating curriculum, training, public speaking, and blog writing, Dwayne is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Regional Lead.

Vesa Nopanen

Vesa Nopanen

Vesa "Vesku" Nopanen, Principal Consultant and Microsoft MVP working on metaverse and Future Work at Sulava.

The metaverse is a Digital Fabric with AI, Digital Twins, metaverse of Things, Microsoft Mesh, and other services & platforms in the cloud connecting digital and physical worlds and people together.

The metaverse journey is on its early steps and Vesku is guiding you and your organization towards the future. He is extremely passionate about metaverse, mixed & virtual reality and how these technologies, with Microsoft Teams and cloud, enable to change how people work together.

Vesku has 25+ years of experience in IT business on multiple industries, domains, and roles. He is also a futurist, active speaker, blogger, evangelist, and technology community member.

Metaverse | Futurist | Speaker | Blogger | Mr. Metaverse

Curtis Norman

Curtis Norman

Curtis is an accomplished healthcare analytics professional who enjoys solving complex problems utilizing data-driven methodologies. Curtis has done work for many hospitals and medical groups across the United States. His passion for healthcare was inspired by clinicians who attended to his daughter who was born prematurely, only weighing 1 lb 13 oz at birth. He is a vocal supporter of the Microsoft Ecosystem and effectively utilizes the Microsoft analytics suite in his daily work. Curtis is a well-respected Udemy Instructor who has created courses on various healthcare-related subjects including SQL, Finance, and healthcare data. His courses include – Intro to SQL using Healthcare Data, 101 Practice SQL Questions: Basic to Advanced, and Healthcare Revenue Cycle and Finance. During his leisure time, Curtis enjoys spending quality moments with his family and dog in the outdoors.

Dara Oladapo

Dara Oladapo

Dara Oladapo is a technology lover with almost a decade of professional experience in Azure and DevOps technologies. He comes from a software development background and is a Microsoft Developer Technologies MVP and a certified trainer in Azure Fundamentals, Development, Administration, and DevOps. He frequently speaks to a wide variety of audiences, from beginners to industry professionals, and across different age groups. His core passion is to learn and teach technology, and his lifelong goal is to speak about awesome technology and innovation that drives developer productivity.

Shari Oswald

Shari Oswald

Shari is known as Shortcut Shari because she believes we should all work smarter, not harder, and she loves to share keyboard shortcuts. Shari has been using SharePoint since before it was called SharePoint and is excited to share her knowledge and expertise with those who are as excited about technology as she is. Shari's focus is the “People Side of Change.” As a Microsoft 365 Solutions Architect and Consultant that grew up right along with SharePoint, her practical knowledge of the Microsoft Productivity stack coupled with her passion for empowerment via learning makes Shari an excellent resource as a consultant and evangelist for Microsoft 365. Her philosophies for information architecture and SharePoint design are centered on solving business challenges with technology and ensuring usability and adoption for the organization. Shari is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, a Microsoft Certified Specialist Master, consultant, presenter, author, and evangelist. When she is not architecting SharePoint magic as a consultant, Shari is in the classroom or creating online learning for LinkedIn Learning, ClipTraining.com, and Pluralsight.

Asif Rehmani

Asif Rehmani

Asif focuses on digital transformation and digital adoption. He has coined the term contextual microlearning and presents this topic in his writing and speaking engagements. Asif advises CIOs and company leaders on how to most efficiently and continuously support and train their knowledge workers.

Over the years, Asif has authored several books and has spoken to Microsoft audiences at conferences and in private settings all around the world.

Asif also runs a company called VisualSP (a Contextual Microlearning Platform) focused on accelerating Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 digital adoption and user training. 

Jannik Reinhard

Jannik Reinhard

Jannik Reinhard, a 25-year-old senior solution architect, works in the internal IT department of the world's largest chemical company, focusing on modern device management. He also serves as the technical lead for AIOPS (AI of IT Operation). Jannik takes proud in being a Microsoft MVP and actively contributes to the largest LinkedIn, Twitter and Discord Intune communities.

IT is not just Jannik's profession; it's his passion. He spends significant time outside of work learning and experimenting with new technologies. Jannik blogs on jannikreinhard.com or speak on events about it.

Knut Relbe-Moe

Knut Relbe-Moe

Knut Relbe-Moe works as a technical evangelist and has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). He has worked with SharePoint and Teams for many years and has worked on both big and small projects. He loves to share his knowledge and experience with the community and has been a mentor to many other people.

Knut has also helped to establish and grow commercial business models, sales strategies, successful partner ecosystems, partner experience and partner success functions in various roles.

Matt Rooke

Matt Rooke

Matt Rooke is a freelance technology writer and journalist.

Erik Ruthruff

Erik Ruthruff

Erik is Editor-in-Chief of TekkiGurus. He has worked in computer education for software professionals since the mid-90s through editing, training, conferences and project management. A Certified Professional Project Manager (CPPM), Erik also works at CODE as a project manager and helps with CODE Magazine. He has been a member of PMI Minnesota since 2017. In his spare time, he cycles, plays D&D and does non-profit work. Erik spent ten years as a volunteer for the A Better Chance foundation, three years as a volunteer commissioner for the Edina Transportation Commission, and now volunteers for streets.mn as a content editor and member of the executive board.

Florian Salzmann

Florian Salzmann

Florian Salzmann is a passionate Microsoft MVP and consultant based in Switzerland. His primary expertise lies in Microsoft Cloud Platforms, with a particular focus on endpoint management (Intune). With a background of several years in the IT industry since 2012, Florian revels in the art of Windows PowerShell scripting and leveraging the cloud to its full potential. 

Sven Seidenberg

Sven Seidenberg

Sven Seidenberg is a Microsoft 365 advocate and Microsoft Teams geek. He had his first contact with Office 365 during his studies. A few months and a dozen of read blog posts and documentations later, he started his first projects. During his first visit to the European Collaboration Summit in Wiesbaden, Germany, he fell in love with the Microsoft community and started cultivating his own blog. Sven speaks at various events and blogs for different publications as a guest writer. He consults with organizations to develop procedures and best practices on how Microsoft 365 apps and services can best help them work more productively and efficiently.

Eric Shupps

Eric Shupps

Eric Shupps is the founder and CTO of Apptigent, a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for Microsoft, Salesforce, and more. Eric has worked in the industry for more than 30 years, primarily focused on Microsoft software and services, as a consultant, administrator, architect, developer and trainer. He co-hosts the Community CloudCast, has authored numerous technology articles, and speaks at user group meetings and conferences around the world.

Marcin Siewnicki

Marcin Siewnicki

Marcin Siewnicki is a Microsoft 365 consultant and architect. His IT adventure started in 2005. Since then he’s been creating and implementing business applications based on SharePoint and Microsoft 365 platforms. He is a big fan of tasks and process automation (Power Automate) and Modern Workplace platforms (Microsoft Teams).

Privately Marcin is a husband and father of two sons. He is a fan of science fiction and cyberpunk and is a futurist. Marcin is co-organizer of the CollabDays Poland conference and speaker at Microsoft’s community events.

Thilak Kumar Singh

Thilak Kumar Singh

Thilak Kumar Singh is a trainer who believes in teaching about IT in the simplest possible way with more emphasis on visual mode of learning. He firmly believes in democratizing IT knowledge, especially of Microsoft solutions, in which he specializes as a trainer and consultant.

He observes that in this era dominated by cloud computing and collaboration, where IT has reached users unimaginable hitherto, IT knowledge must not be an obscure science, but rather be available to anyone who wishes to engage with IT. 

Mahdi Tehrani

Mahdi Tehrani

Mahdi Tehrani has been involved with Active Directory and Azure AD for about 10 years. He works as an IAM consultant for “iC Consult” and his fields of expertise are around anything Active Directory, PowerShell, Azure AD and identity solutions including Quest One Identity. 

Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas is a Senior Software Engineer focused on developing cloud-first apps and automations. Eric is focused on Power Apps, Power Automate and deploying Azure Services. His language of choice is Python. Some favorite Azure resources include Logic Apps, Functions, Azure SQL, Azure OpenAI, Blob Storage and Key Vault. Eric is data fluent and astute with REST APIs, basic app security and systems administration. He always engages thoughtfully with each team he is a part of and creates rich documentation and diagrams for each project he is lucky to work on.

Rubén Toribio

Rubén Toribio

Rubén Toribio is a software developer with over 13 years of experience in the field, specializing in web development using Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint, .NET, and Azure. He is also Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate and Microsoft Certified: SharePoint Developer, demonstrating his expertise in these areas.

Rubén has a deep understanding of SharePoint development and extensibility, building custom solutions. Throughout his career, Rubén  has been involved in numerous complex projects. He is highly motivated, constantly seeking out new opportunities to learn and stay up-to-date with.

Rubén is passionate about sharing his knowledge and helping others succeed. He is an active member of the tech community, regularly participating in speaking engagements, training sessions and workshops.

Christoph Twiehaus

Christoph Twiehaus

Christoph, aka #MrRedCap or #MrRedShoes, is known for his red baseball caps and sneakers beyond the Microsoft community borders. He is a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft 365 Office Apps and Services. Experience in a German insurance group, at a medium-sized IT consulting firm for Microsoft technologies and at Microsoft itself have shaped his professional career. Digital transformation and its influence on people and companies is Christoph's hobbyhorse. For him, people and their needs in the context of digital transformation are in the foreground alongside the daily new technological challenges.

Christoph also likes to swim against the tide sometimes. There is not THE solution for THE customer. Everything must and may be questioned on a daily basis in order to achieve an optimal result. Since every customer and every project is different, you can't copy everything one-to-one.

Matt Varney

Matt Varney

Matt Varney is a technology architect specializing in enterprise IT strategy and solutions. Matt is the Intranet Manager for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and its 8,000 employees and 75,000 students. Matt’s 23 years of technology experience has made him an expert in both the technical and organizational aspects of IT. From his early days in SharePoint, he likes nuts-and-bolts work like Microsoft 365 and Power Platform administration, but he also enjoys creating the business process and people conditions necessary for effective implementations. With an emphasis on the big picture, Matt is at his best when working with employee groups and teams, helping them find hidden value in the processes and digital artifacts they thought they knew. On a personal note, he's a fan of fine bourbon, winning basketball, and horse racing.

Tim Warner

Tim Warner

Tim Warner is a senior content developer with Microsoft, specializing in Azure Governance. A former Microsoft MVP, in his spare time Tim teaches thousands of people worldwide how to get certified and build meaningful careers using Microsoft products. Reach Tim at his website, TechTrainerTim.com.

Darrell Webster

Darrell Webster

Hi, I'm Darrell as a Service, at your service. I am an independent consultant, helping organizations make the most of Microsoft 365. I blog and create videos and courses at Modern Work Mentor. I'm also co-host The 365 Message Center Show with Daniel Glenn, to help prepare organisations for changes coming on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap.

I like to help people tell their stories about work, life and the balance in between. I have a keen interest in mobile videography and live streaming.
In recognition of my contributions to the Microsoft 365 community, I have received a Microsoft MVP award since 2013.

John P. White

John P. White

John P. White is the Chief Technical Officer of tyGraph, acquired by AvePoint in September 2022. He holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Guelph and has been a Microsoft SharePoint MVP since 2010. He has spent far too long (since 1990) in the Information Technology space, and possesses a skill set that spans both architecture and development. He has been instrumental in delivering projects and applications that have been recognized with both local and global awards from Microsoft and IBM.

John has accumulated a plethora of legacy technologies like Novell, Lotus Notes and Java. This experience has proven invaluable when architecting systems alongside legacy applications. Over the past decade, he has been focused on the Microsoft SharePoint and Business Intelligence platforms and is a frequent speaker on these topics.

David Yack

David Yack

David is the CTO of Colorado Technology Consultants based in Colorado and is recognized as a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director. David enjoys developing applications on the Microsoft platforms, specializing in system architecture and design. David’s focus is on helping clients migrate and build new applications on Microsoft technologies, as well as helping to mentor and train their staff. You can find David speaking and delivering training at user groups, industry events, and private company events around the world. David has been on the author team of multiple .NET, Dynamics, and Power Platform-related books. He lives in Colorado with his wife. You can read his blog at blog.davidyack.com and find his training courses on 365.Training (https://365.training/).

Rahat Yasir

Rahat Yasir

Rahat Yasir works at ISAAC Instruments as Director of Data Science & AI to lead their Data & AI initiatives for data-driven & AI-powered transportation industry. He was selected as Canada's top 30 software developer under 30 in 2018. He is an eight times Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award holder in the Artificial Intelligence category. He has years of experience in imaging and data analysis application development, cross-platform technologies and enterprise system design.

Shane Young

Shane Young

Shane is a Power Apps and Power Automate enthusiast from Cincinnati, Ohio with about 20 million views on YouTube who loves helping people learn. He teaches and consults for PowerApps911.com on all things Power Platform.

When he isn't helping the world with Power something you can find him chasing his kids around town for soccer matches or in the pool with his wife and dog Buddy. If you need help, just reach out via PowerApps911.com, and Shane and the team will be happy to assist you!