MVP Panel: What You Missed from SharePoint Conference 2020

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Microsoft Ignite

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

12 - 1 PM EDT

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SharePoint Conference 2020 will be held at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, Nevada from May 19th - 21st. This Conference the world's biggest and most comprehensive event empowering you to achieve more in the modern workplace with Microsoft 365. SPC is where business leaders, IT pros, developers, consultants come together to learn how technology can power teamwork, employee engagement and communications, and organizational effectiveness. Some of the Microsoft MVP's who participated in the conference will be hosting a post-SharePoint live MVP panel session to go over key announcements, new releases from Microsoft, and many other important highlights that were announced and discussed during the conference.

The MVP panelists are listed below:

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Peter Carson

As the founder and President of Extranet User Manager, Peter brings over 30 years of technology consulting, certified engineering skills, database design, and application development – combined with strong communication, analytical planning, and business skills. Peter possesses unparalleled technical skills. His excellent understanding of business needs of both small and large organizations in the health care, financial, distribution, service, franchisee, and public-sector markets have proven invaluable to our clients.

Within the Microsoft Community, Peter is known as a partner-evangelist for leading-edge Microsoft Technology. Well recognized as a leader in the SharePoint community, Peter speaks regularly at SharePoint user group meetings, conferences, Microsoft events such as Tech Days, and local universities. In recognition of this, Microsoft has awarded Peter the Microsoft MVP designation (Office Apps and Services) for the past nine years.

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Christian Buckley

Christian Buckley is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP (Office Servers and Services), the Founder and CEO of CollabTalk LLC, an independent research and technical marketing services firm, where he serves as a fractional-CMO for tyGraph, Extranet User Manager, and Prior to CollabTalk, Christian served as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Evangelist for several leading SharePoint ISVs, and was part of the Microsoft team that launched the hosted SharePoint platform in Office 365.

During his career, he has worked with some of the world's largest technology companies to build and deploy social, collaboration, and supply chain solutions, and sold his first software startup to Rational Software in 2001. 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, and can be found online at and @buckleyplanet.

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Benjamin Niaulin

Benjamin Niaulin is an Office Servers and Services MVP and Microsoft Regional Director. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2008, his become proficient in simplifying complex technologies, making him comfortable to talk about all things in Office 365's productivity suite. He's spoken at over 200 conferences and continues to share his thoughts to help organizations adopt new ways of working the cloud provides. 

At ShareGate, a company with products for Office 365 and Azure in Montreal, he is the head of product. Crafting simple solutions to some of the challenges organization face.

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Jason Himmelstein

Jason Himmelstein is a 6 time Microsoft MVP, awarded in Office Apps and Services for Microsoft 365 and Data Platform for Power BI. With more than 20 years of experience working with Microsoft and related technologies and a strong passion for technology, Jason has spent the past 12 years dedicated to SharePoint, Business Intelligence, and Office 365. Jason has successfully architected solutions for customers of all sizes and maintains an active speaking schedule, addressing conferences around the world. He also is an organizers/advisor of multiple Users Groups and SharePoint Saturdays, co-host of the podcast, and has served as the SharePoint/Office 365 Track Chair for several national conferences. 

Jason is also the author of the O’Reilly book “Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint”. Outside of this crazy working world, he is a happily married father of 2 boys, a die-hard Texas Longhorns and San Antonio Spurs fan.