IT Unity Press Releases


IT UNITY LAUNCHES UNITY VISION VIDEOS WITH DEBUT OF NEW #COLLABTALK WEBCAST

Popular #CollabTalk TweetJam expanding to include a new webcast program, hosted by panel of well-known Microsoft MVPs

Jan. 8, 2015 - ORANGE, Calif. – IT Unity (@ITUnity01), the community of trusted Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 experts, users, business decision makers, developers and IT professionals, announces Unity Vision, its video channel for up-to-date news, community-driven broadcasts, live and recorded training and in-depth webinars for the rapidly growing IT Unity community.

The premiere programming for this new video effort is #CollabTalk, a new show that will debut on January 20, 2015, at 1:00 PM EST (10:00 AM PST). Topics for the first show will include public sites in Office 365, hybrid SharePoint environments, the new Office 365 Groups, and a discussion on OfficeMix and Sway. Register today for this exciting new web show (http://itunity.com/go/CollabTalk).

The #CollabTalk webcast will be hosted by Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet). Buckley, founder of #CollabTalk, is a noted Microsoft Office 365 MVP; an internationally-recognized author and keynote speaker; and Managing Director, Americas of GTconsult, a Microsoft Gold Partner in Content and Collaboration. Buckley will be joined by three additional MVP hosts: Benjamin Niaulin from Sharegate (@bniaulin), Naomi Moneypenny from ManyWorlds (@nmoneypenny), and Marc Anderson from Sympraxis Consulting (@sympmarc). Each hour-long episode will cover topics of interest in the SharePoint and Office 365 community, with a focus on business user topics.

This new Unity Vision show is a spin-off of Buckley’s popular #CollabTalk tweetjam, a monthly Twitter-based community discussion identified by the #CollabTalk hashtag and sponsored by GTconsult. The #CollabTalk tweetjam has been running for almost two years, and the most recent session took place on December 30, 2014. It involved 126 participants and generated 1,142 tweets and 4.2 million impressions in just one hour. The new #CollabTalk show on Unity Vision will leverage this strong community brand, moving from Twitter to a live webcast format.

#CollabTalk founder and host Christian Buckley explains, “What has made #CollabTalk successful has been a combination of candid feedback from panelists and two-way dialog between community experts and end users. Participants aren’t just talking about technology: they’re sharing personal stories and real-world examples, and adding humor. It’s a combination that has helped us grow over the past two years.” Buckley continued, “Our goal is to bring this same energy to this new #CollabTalk webcast, adding personality and humor to technical topics that are important to business stakeholders.”

The business stakeholder, explains IT Unity CEO Dan Holme (@danholme), has been under-served. “Business users, managers, and those who are making decisions about how to achieve business outcomes with technology are hungry for independent, expert perspective that recognizes the real-world impact of cloud technologies on the organization. As the pace of innovation in the cloud accelerates, it’s going to be more important than ever for the business to align its needs with the strengths and weaknesses of platforms like Office 365 and SharePoint. We’re excited to break new ground—both in the value that we will bring to this audience and in the innovative format of a live, dynamic, and engaging talk show.”

Original release here.

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IT UNITY APPOINTS MICROSOFT MVP AND TECHNOLOGY GURU DAN HOLME AS CEO

Sep. 17, 2014 - ORANGE, Calif. – IT Unity, Inc., today announced that it has appointed Dan Holme as Chief Executive Officer. Dan is a co-founder and board member of IT Unity.

“Dan is one of the most respected and expert voices in the Microsoft technology community, a highly sought-after consultant, best-selling author, renowned speaker, and the one of the brains behind the creation of IT Unity. We are thrilled to have him as our CEO and visionary of how technology and technical content will be created and delivered around the world.” Jacquelyn Baillie, Co-Founder, IT Unity.

IT Unity’s vision is to inspire and serve the community with deep expertise that will be the center of the conversation for developers, administrators, business users, ISVs, and industry leaders as they share solutions to business problems. ITUnity.com will be the trusted community and the go-to resource for guidance, news, information, insight, analysis, and answers.

As the CEO of IT Unity (http://www.itunity.com/), Dan leverages his 20 years of experience to help the global technical community solve business problems with technology.

A graduate of Yale University and a Presidential Scholar MBA at Thunderbird, Dan established trainAbility in 1998, which became the first company in the world to deliver independent Active Directory training.

In 2002, Dan founded Intelliem, a boutique consulting and training firm with a Fortune-caliber clientele and deep expertise and experience in Windows, Active Directory, and SharePoint. Through his career, Dan has reached hundreds of thousands of IT professionals, executives, and users at almost every Fortune 100 enterprise, and more than half of the Fortune 500 and Global 1000.

Among his favorite projects is his role as Microsoft Technologies Consultant for NBC Olympics. Dan has previously supported the broadcast of the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, as well as London (2012), Vancouver (2010), Beijing (2008), and Torino (2006).

In recognition of his contribution to the community, Dan has earned the prestigious title of Microsoft MVP eight times over, in three technologies: Windows Server Directory Services, SharePoint Server, and Office 365. He has been recognized by Redmond Magazine as one of the top 10 partner MVPs in the world.

Dan has authored numerous best-selling books for Microsoft Learning and O’Reilly, including training kits for SharePoint and Active Directory. Dan was also the community lead of SharePointProMag.com, for which Dan penned hundreds of articles.

When Dan is not in a distant corner of the globe working with customers, he can be found at his home base in Maui, Hawaii.

ITUnity.com invites the community to connect, share, and discover:

Connect with world-renowned subject matter experts and peers in community-driven forums. Take advantage of experts’ online office hours and ask your questions. Gain invaluable insight through lively discussion of issues that community members are facing.

Share how you’ve solved a problem, created a service or product, or developed expertise. IT Unity’s global audience and network of industry relationships will enhance your visibility and the impact you can make on the broader community.

Discover solutions and innovative ideas. Find quick answers, comprehensive training, and lessons learned from organizations that have tackled the challenges you face.

As a trusted, independent resource, www.itunity.com will keep content accurate, up-to-date, hype-free, and of high value. We welcome your contributions.

ABOUT US:

IT Unity revolutionizes the way technical content is created, customized, and consumed. IT Unity empowers the community of trusted experts, users, business decision makers, IT professionals, developers, and industry solution providers to solve business problems with technology.
Come together to CONNECT with world-renowned subject matter experts and peers, to SHARE your experience-based knowledge, and to DISCOVER how SharePoint and Office 365 can address the business problems you face.

Original release here.

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TECHNOLOGY LUMINARIES LAUNCH ITUNITY.COM FOR THE MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT AND OFFICE 365 COMMUNITY

New site brings together Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 thought leaders to deliver expert-curated content to developers, administrators, business executives, and users

Orange, CA, April 23, 2014. – ITUnity.com announces the launch of a new online community site that delivers unique in-depth content that has been vetted by experts, as well as solutions from the industry’s most respected thought leaders, technical experts, Microsoft partners, and exciting new voices in the tech community.

IT Unity’s vision is to inspire and serve the community with deep expertise that will be the center of the conversation for developers, administrators, business users, ISVs, and industry leaders as they share solutions to business problems. ITUnity.com will be the trusted community and the go-to resource for guidance, news, information, insight, analysis, and answers.

With a longstanding commitment to serving the IT community, the ITUnity.com leadership team was assembled by founders Dan Holme, a world-renowned speaker, consultant, and Microsoft MVP; and Jacquelyn Baillie, a veteran community advocate and media expert. Rounding out this powerhouse team is editor-in-chief Karen Forster, award-winning technology journalist and Microsoft content expert; and Heather Newman, highly respected SharePoint community influencer and technology marketing maven.

“Our goal is lofty,” said Dan Holme, Founder and Chief Content Curator, ITUnity.com. “IT Unity will reflect a radical rethinking of how accurate, relevant technical and business content is developed, curated, maintained, repurposed, and revised, and how expertise and solutions are connected with users’ needs.”

Technology Luminaries
“Industry response has been overwhelmingly positive,” Holme said. “I’m thrilled and proud to announce that two of the most respected independent experts in the industry, Andrew Connell and Scot Hillier are officially joining ITUnity.com’s leadership team to drive our content and community for SharePoint and Office 365 developers and modern application development.”

Also partnering with ITUnity.com is noted SharePoint superstar Inna Gordin, founder of SharePointReviews.com, the world’s largest independent SharePoint product directory, and SharePointAds.com, a highly targeted SharePoint-exclusive advertising network.

ITUnity.com serves the customers of Microsoft Corp., and Chris Johnson, Group Product Manager, Microsoft Office Division, acknowledges the importance of this new community. “The Microsoft Office 365 team is dedicated to helping SharePoint and Office customers succeed, and we look forward to ITUnity.com’s unique focus on expert, solutions-focused content and community. The Office 365 team looks forward to participating on the site!”

Connect, Share, Discover
ITUnity.com invites the community to connect, share, and discover:

Connect with world-renowned subject matter experts and peers in community-driven forums. Take advantage of experts’ regular office hours and ask the questions. Gain invaluable insight through lively discussion of issues that community members are facing.

Share how you’ve solved a problem, created a service or product, or developed expertise. IT Unity’s global audience and network of industry relationships will enhance your visibility and the impact you can make on the broader community.

Discover solutions and innovative ideas. Find quick answers, comprehensive training, and lessons learned from organizations that have tackled the challenges you face.

As a trusted, independent resource, ITUnity.com will keep content accurate, up-to-date, hype-free, and of high value. We welcome your contributions.

Advertisers can contact [email protected] for information.

ABOUT US:
IT Unity revolutionizes the way technical content is created, customized, and consumed. IT Unity empowers the community of trusted experts, users, business decision makers, IT professionals, developers, and industry solution providers to solve business problems with technology.

Come together to CONNECT with world-renowned subject matter experts and peers, to SHARE your experience-based knowledge, and to DISCOVER how SharePoint an Office 365 can address the business problems you face.

Contact:
Karen Forster
[email protected]

Advertising Contact:
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