CollabTalk, Webisode #7


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Christian BuckleyNaomi MoneypennyBenjamin NiaulinMarc Anderson

by Christian Buckley, Naomi Moneypenny, Benjamin Niaulin, Marc D Anderson on 7/20/2015


This webisode took place on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.  Click here to access the presentation resources and to view the presentation recording. 


CollabTalk is a fun and informative talk show that examines the latest news and releases from the SharePoint and Office 365 community, helping viewers to understand the business value -- and business impact -- of the latest Microsoft offerings. Hosted once a month by Office 365 MVPs Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet) and Naomi Moneypenny (@nmoneypenny) and SharePoint MVPs Benjamin Niaulin (@bniaulin) and Marc Anderson (@sympmarc), these hour-long webisodes promise to entertain as well as educate.

Topics for this webisode:

  • Workload-specific admin roles (we’ll get into the ever-expanding “management layer” on Office 365)
  • The future of unified tasking (this will be a lot of speculation, but we’ll discuss the recent acquisition of wunderlist + Groups tasks + what’s coming in Project)
  • The latest Yammer updates (here we’ll get into the new UI, integration of Office Online capability on June 26 should have rolled out everywhere by then, GFS migration, trust center)
  • What does Office 365 change management look like? (the gist of this is -- Now that we've seen the pace for a while, how can orgs keep up and stay nimble?)

Don't miss the show!

Hosted by:

Christian Buckley
Office 365 MVP
Chief Marketing Officer, Beezy Inc.


Christian is an Office365 MVP, internationally recognized author and speaker, and a Top 25 SharePoint Influencer. He is the Chief Marketing Officer for Beezy Inc., an award-winning enterprise collaboration ISV. He was part of the Microsoft team that launched SharePoint Online (now part of Office365), was instrumental in the acquisitions of SharePoint ISVs echoTechnology (2010) and Axceler (2013), served as Chief Evangelist for Metalogix, and worked with some of the world’s largest technology companies to build and deploy social, collaboration, and supply chain solutions. Author and prolific blogger, Christian is cofounder of IAMCP Seattle, is a member of the Puget Sound SharePoint User Group (PSSPUG) board, and can be found online at and @buckleyplanet.

Naomi Moneypenney
Office 365 MVP
Chief Technology Officer


Naomi Moneypenny is Chief Technology Officer at Synxi (a ManyWorlds brand) where she leads the development team for the adaptive recommendations & machine learning engine for SharePoint and other social business systems such as Yammer and Tibbr. Synxi enables knowledge workers to be more productive by discovering expertise and content they need to know about, in the context of what they are doing. She is also responsible for the knowledge infrastructure internally for the organization. Prior to ManyWorlds, Naomi served as a senior business & IT strategist at the Royal Dutch/Shell Group. Naomi developed advanced business strategies for global business units and worked on overall Shell technology forecasts & knowledge management strategies. Before moving into the energy industry, Naomi was senior production editor at recognized blue chip business publisher, Euromoney PLC. There, while redesigning processes, she implemented one of Europe’s first intranets, for which she won the U.K. Director’s Award. Naomi's formal education includes a graduate degree in Astrophysics from the University of London, as well as executive programs in strategy and M&A from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. Naomi holds over 30 patents in the area of machine learning and adaptive systems and is a frequent speaker at international events on enterprise social & collaboration, predictive analytics and business growth from innovative technology. 

Benjamin Niaulin
SharePoint MVP

Geek and SharePoint MVP, Benjamin has been around the globe helping people reach their goals by simplifying SharePoint. As a Certified Trainer for well over 6 years, he has become very comfortable training and sharing his experiences. But first of all, Benjamin is just a Geek. In Love with SharePoint since the beginning of the 2007 version up to now amidst the cool new features in SharePoint 2013.

Marc Anderson
SharePoint MVP
Co-Founder and President
Sympraxis Consulting LLC


Marc is the Co-Founder and President of Sympraxis Consulting LLC, located in the Boston suburb of Newton, MA, USA.  Sympraxis focuses on enabling collaboration throughout the enterprise using the SharePoint application platform. Marc has over 30 years of experience in technology professional services and software development. Over a wide-ranging career in consulting as well as line manager positions, Marc has proven himself as a problem solver and leader who can solve difficult technology problems for organizations across a wide variety of industries and organization sizes. Marc is the developer of the jQuery Library for SharePoint Web Services (SPServices) and The SPXSLT Codeplex Project. He is a repeat recipient of the Microsoft MVP award for SharePoint Server (2011-2014).