Joel Oleson

Joel has played a pivotal role in the success of Microsoft SharePoint as the first full-time employee hired in IT to deploy and manage what would become SharePoint at Microsoft. In 2003 he managed the global collaboration team at Microsoft which included file shares, personal storage, and the SharePoint platform. He was also Architect for the first version of SharePoint Online in Microsoft's cloud, and Sr. Technical Product Manager for the release of SharePoint.

Joe is on a quest to travel to every country in the world. Read more about his travels at

You can find Joel on Twitter at @joeloleson and on facebook at

  • Office 365 & SharePoint Search Tips and Tricks Infographic for Power Users

    Joel Oleson ON Nov 17, 2014

    When I started diving into search, I found there are A LOT of useful things to know about how to leverage that little search box. While the typical user only uses 1.2 words and rarely (if ever) uses Boolean search queries, there are a number of things including a powerful new Keyword Query Language that have been added to beef up that little search box.