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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 capabilities...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Taking SharePoint to the Cloud

    Yesterday I had the opportunity to present again at SharePoint Saturday New Hampshire . My topic this year was on how to take SharePoint to the cloud. During this session we covered the following topics: Key differences between SharePoint Online and SharePoint on premises Office 365 architectural concepts...
  • Blog Post: New Role …

    I am happy to announce that I have recently accepted a new position within Microsoft. I will still be working with enterprise customers and partners based here in the Northeast but my focus will be shifting to Office 365 . So, why am I making this move now? Here are the top 5 reasons: On March 4, 2010...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with SharePoint 2010? Consider Starting with SharePoint Online …

    First, I’d like to start by apologizing for not posting to this blog recently. My wife and I had twin girls about 6 weeks ago and I have been out of the office thanks to Microsoft’s VERY generous Infant Care Leave (ICL) policy that allowed me to stay home and help the family get settled in. I’ve also...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 User Group in Boston Area?

    Many customers and partners have been asking about starting an Office 365 user group and/or having some sort of Office 365 Saturday events (similar to SharePoint Saturday) here in the Northeast. We would cover various Office 365 related topics and include Exchange, SharePoint, Yammer, Lync, and Office...