Christian Buckley


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Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director (RD) and Most Valuable Professional (MVP), an award-winning product marketer, technology evangelist and host of the #CollabTalk podcast and monthly tweetjam series. Christian's 30-year tech career has included Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Evangelist for several leading SharePoint ISVs, and he was part of the Microsoft team that launched the hosted SharePoint platform in Office 365. He has worked with some of the world’s largest technology companies to build and deploy social, collaboration, and supply chain solutions, and he sold his first software startup to Rational Software in 2001. A 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.

Published by Christian Buckley

Crafting a Microsoft 365 Governance Strategy

- 10 min read-Christian Buckley
Embarking on information governance planning is crucial for data security and compliance. This involves defining objectives, engaging stakeholders, and developing a governance framework. Key steps include conducting a data inventory, prioritizing efforts based on data risks, using automation for efficiency, providing training, and aligning with business goals.

Achieving Effective Microsoft 365 Governance

- 7 min read-Christian Buckley
Achieve effective Microsoft 365 governance with expert strategies for consultants and IT leaders, including defining clear objectives, involving stakeholders, developing a comprehensive governance framework, automating processes, and addressing potential gaps in Microsoft's solutions. Implement best practices for data classification, retention policies, compliance monitoring, and integrate third-party tools to enhance capabilities. Unlock the full potential of Microsoft 365 while ensuring data security, compliance, and operational efficiency.

SharePoint Deep Dive, February 2024: Thoughts About SharePoint Embedded and SharePoint Premium

- 3 min read-Christian Buckley
This show was the first "Deep Dive" episode brought to you by TekkiGurus, where a collection of Microsoft 365 Community experts peel back the layers of Microsoft's platforms and features. This episode is an all-encompassing look at the latest SharePoint announcements, focusing on SharePoint Embedded and SharePoint Premium.

Insights from the First Episode of “Guardians of M365 Governance”

- 3 min read-Christian Buckley
Highlights from yesterday's live webcast of Guardians of M365 Governance where Ragnar and Christian welcomed Joanne Klein and David Drever, fellow MVPs with compliance expertise in SharePoint, Syntex and Purview. They offered insights into using Microsoft Purview and how AI will reshape the automation of governance tasks plus other great changes that AI will bring.

The Launch of "Guardians of M365 Governance"

- 2 min read-Christian Buckley
TekkiGurus Learn broadcast episode 0 of Guardians of M365 Governance on December 19, 2023 to about 90 people across LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube. We're testing setup for the launch of this regular monthly webcast beginning January 17, 2024.

TekkiTalk With Vesa Juvonen: SharePoint and Tekkigurus

- 1 min read-Christian Buckley
In this TekkiTalk, host Christian Buckley chats with guest Vesa Juvonen, Principal Product Manager for the M365 and Power Platform Community team at Microsoft, about the evolution of the Patterns and Practices (PnP) community, and how Microsoft continues to invest in open source and community initiatives.

TekkiTalk with Ragnar Heil: Microsoft 365 Governance

- 1 min read-Christian Buckley
In this TekkiTalk, host Christian Buckley chats with guest Ragnar Heil, M365 Apps & Services MVP and the Global Director of Partners and Alliances at Rencore, about the importance of Microsoft 365 Governance, especially with the continued content growth and "sprawl" across Microsoft Teams and SharePoint.

TekkiTalk with Ruven Gotz and Michelle Caldwell: Business Drivers and Strategy of Employee Experience

- 1 min read-Christian Buckley
In this TekkiTalk, host Christian Buckley chats with Michelle Caldwell, CEO of Synozur Alliance, and Ruven Gotz, Chief Strategy Officer at Synozur Alliance, about the gaps between technology and success within Microsoft's employee experience strategy, which covers Microsoft Viva, Copilot, and many other newer features and products.

TekkiTalk with Karuana Gatimu: About Microsoft Teams Adoption and Community

- 1 min read-Christian Buckley
In this TekkiTalk, host Christian Buckley chats with guest Karuana Gatimu, Principal Manager for the Microsoft 365 Customer Advocacy Group at Microsoft, about the growth of and documentation, and how Microsoft continues to expand the resources available to help customers with adoption.

TekkiTalk With Gokan Ozcifci: Microsoft Syntex

- 1 min read-Christian Buckley
In this TekkiTalk, host Christian Buckley chats with guest Gokan Ozcifci, an M365 and Business Applications MVP, Microsoft Regional Director, and Owner of Neoxy Consultancy, about the latest news around Microsoft Syntex, and the fact that the underlying technology is SharePoint, which makes it easy to use. Christian and Gokan also talk about the process for customers to get started with Syntex, discussing licensing and whether to utilize pre-built templates or build your own models.

TekkiTalk With Don Kirkham: Getting Started With the SharePoint Framework

- 1 min read-Christian Buckley
In this TekkiTalk, host Christian Buckley chats with guest Don Kirkham, a M365 Development and Microsoft Graph MVP, and Enterprise Architect with DMI, about his focus on the SharePoint Development experience, including working with the SharePoint Framework and how people new to SharePoint development can get started.

TekkiTalk with Cathy Dew: Latest announcements around OneDrive, SharePoint, and the new Branding Center

- 1 min read-Christian Buckley
In this TekkiTalk, host Christian Buckley chats with Microsoft's Cathy Dew, Senior Product Manager at Microsoft, about her role on the OneDrive and SharePoint product team, and about the announcements around the new Branding Center. Cathy also talks about some of the new content creation experiences and highlights a couple of the things she is most excited about, including the simplified sharing experiences across the platform and the new Copilot capabilities.