My name is Michael Gannotti and I am a SharePoint Technology Specialist for the Microsoft Corporation as well as author of the blog SocialMedia Talk. I have been riding this incredible wave known as SharePoint since it's launch in 2001, and what a ride it has been! Prior to coming to Microsoft I served as Corporate Systems Architect for Vanguard, was an Instructional Web Designer for Intracorp, a Family Preservation Case Manager in West Virginia, an 8th grade Teacher in Southern California, and prior to college a Sergeant in the United States Army. These days you can find me traveling the Southeast United States visiting client sites and working on solving real world business challenges using the many faceted capabilities of SharePoint.
In this blog column I hope to be able to use some of my experience gained over the years to good use in presenting SharePoint, solutions it offers, and the network of SharePoint community members who truly exemplify the ideal "Because it's everybody's business." You will find my delivery style a mix of serious and irreverent. I am a great believer in video as a medium for delivery and over the years have developed a number of online shows such as Michael on the Go, and the SocialMedia Samurai, that try to demystify SharePoint usage in business and help provide real world solution scenarios. Here on "Because it's everybody's business" I will be delivering new content with some of these personas that are familiar to my blogs readers as well screen casts, interviews, and more.
SharePoint gets me jazzed up and I hope as we take this online journey in SharePoint together that you will get excited too! I will be kicking off my column content this next week at the SharePoint 2009 conference live from Las Vegas! Stay tuned here for interviews with conference speakers, insight in to the offerings about to be unveiled, and more. It's going to be an exciting year in the world of SharePoint and next weeks conference is going to be mind blowing (hint hint.. I know a lot about what will be unveiled and I can hardly contain myself ;-)
'Till then this is Michael Gannotti wishing you a great day. Ciao!
PS - If you want to get to know me a bit better check out my introductory video below.