1 – Jeff Teper
Jeff Teper is the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft 365 Collaboration. This means he looks after the division responsible for Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Lists, Viva, and all your other favourite Microsoft collaboration tools.
Jeff is the first person to post about new Teams features and changes and is thought of as the voice of Microsoft Teams.
2- Mike Tholfsen
Mike Tholfesn is the Principal Group Product Manager for Microsoft Education. Responsible for the inclusive classroom experience across the Microsoft product suite, Mike has spent the majority of his career dedicated to building and driving engagement of products like Outlook, OneNote, and Teams.
Mike is a very active member of the Microsoft Tech Community and is a true ambassador for Microsoft Teams in the education sector.
3 – Tom Arbuthnot
Tom Arbuthnot is the Founder of Empowering Cloud, a free on-demand program providing Microsoft Teams advice and training for IT Pros. Tom has long been an event speaker and leading blogger in the Skype for Business and now Teams world.
Tom’s blog and social media provide explanations of what all the latest Teams news means for real people. He’s a regular guest and host of podcasts and webinars like UC Today and Teams Fireside Chat.
4 – Stephen L Rose
Stephen L Rose is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft Teams. He hosts the Inside Teams webcast series covering everything from devices and features to productivity and wellness.
Stephen is most active on Twitter covering news from all around the Microsoft ecosystem.
5 – Christian Buckley
Christian Buckley is the Brand Alliance Director at AvePoint, a software vendor specialising in solutions to migrate, manage, and protect data in Microsoft 365.
Christian hosts the Collab Talk podcast and the monthly Twitter chats #CollabTalk where users come together to discuss the latest trends and topics related to business collaboration.
6 – April Dunnam
April Dunnam is the Power Platform Advocacy Team Lead at Microsoft, playing a huge part in the Microsoft data experience. She is a certified Gold Event Speaker by Microsoft and has an extensive career working with products like SharePoint and wider engineering efforts.
April’s YouTube channel has over 28,000 subscribers where she posts templates, how-tos, and technical content for Power Apps, Microsoft Forms, and Microsoft community projects.
7 – Anne Michels
Anne Michels is the COO of Microsoft Austria, where she is responsible for the modern sales/ marketing processes and assuring a connected customer experience.
Previously the Director of Product Marketing for Microsoft Teams, Anne was/is highly involved with the end-to-end decisions and progress in the Microsoft collaboration stack.
8 – Kevin Stratvert
Kevin Stratvert is Microsoft MVP dominating YouTube searches relating to all things Microsoft Teams and the wider collaboration space. If you’ve ever searched YouTube looking for how to do something in Teams, you’ve more than likely watched one of his videos.
Kevin has over a million YouTube subscribers. His Microsoft Teams videos alone have amassed over 5 million views!
9 – Tony Redmond
Tony Redmond is the Owner and Principal at Redmond & Associates, a consulting company that specialises in helping people understand the impact of cloud technology.
Tony is the author of Office 365 for IT Pros (2022 Edition): The Ultimate Guide to Microsoft’s Cloud Office System. Rather than letting IT admins buy separate books for SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Teams, eDiscovery, Information Protection, Compliance, and PowerShell, Tony has compiled everything you need to know in one place.
10 – Matt Wade
Matt Wade is an independent consultant and speaker specialising in Microsoft Teams and the wider 365 ecosystems. He’s the co-Founder of jumpto365, creators of the Periodic Table of Office 365 and other learning materials designed to make Microsoft technologies more digestible.
Matt recently authored Office 365 All-in-One For Dummies and regularly creates blog and video content on his social media.
11 – Steve Goodman
Steve Goodman is the Principal Technology Strategist at Content+Cloud. He is also the Chief Editor of the Practical 365 publication and co-host of Practical 365 podcast.
Demonstrating Steve really is practical when it comes to 365, you’ll often find Steve speaking at Microsoft events in the UK or helping clients with technical development and implementation as part of All About Content Limited, where he is co-Founder and CTO.
12 – Joanne Klein
Joanne Klein independent Microsoft consultant and founder of NexNovus, in advanced compliance. She works with Microsoft customers across all industry verticals on their Microsoft 365 collaboration tools and services.
Sharing tips and guidance for governance within Microsoft Teams and the wider 365 estate, Joanne is someone to have in your corner when it comes to compliance and security.
13 – Martina Grom
Martina Grom is the CEO at atwork gmbh. She is an IT consultant specialising in online solutions and Microsoft 365 management, holding certifications as a licensed Microsoft Teams support engineer, Teams administrator, and enterprise administrator expert.
As one of the first 8 Microsoft MVPs worldwide in 2011, Martina’s experience has been crucial as businesses have evolved from using Microsoft for hardware to software and from Lync to Skype for Business to Teams.
14 – Karuana Gatimu
Karuana Gatimu is the Principal Manager of the Customer Advocacy Group for Microsoft Teams Engineering. She authored the Microsoft Service Adoption Specialist course and runs the Microsoft Adoption newsletter.
Karuana is also the executive producer of Coffee in the Cloud on YouTube, a channel dedicated to Microsoft and wider cloud topics, with over 21,000 subscribers.
15 – Nicole Herskowitz
Nicole Herskowitz is the Vice President of Microsoft Teams and the M365 platform. She has been part of the Microsoft family since 2000, spending time on technologies like Microsoft Project, SharePoint, Visual Studio, Azure, and Teams.
Aside from being responsible for the success of various Microsoft apps and platforms, Nicole shares the latest features in Teams, customer stories and real-life examples of how the Teams marketing team adapts to hybrid work.
16 – Ilya Bukshteyn
Ilya Bukshteyn is the Vice President of Microsoft Teams Calling and Devices. If there’s a device ready to be plugged into Teams, Ilya is the person who knows about it (and probably authorised it!).
As Microsoft Teams becomes a full collaboration suite for large businesses, Ilya’s role is crucial for the success of Microsoft as a cloud phone system and enables partners to continue creating best-in-class Teams-certified hardware.
17 – Graham Walsh
Graham Walsh is a Product Specialist and Strategic Alliances Manager at Neat, who provide video collaboration devices for Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
You’ll find Graham at almost every UC/AV event showing off the latest technology for in-room and hybrid experiences. His blog and YouTube channel are great sources for all things devices in Microsoft Teams (and Zoom).
18 – Luise Freese
Luise Freese is an independent Microsoft 365 and Power Platform consultant. She helps businesses simplify their Teams and 365 ecosystem processes and assists with app development.
Often seen under the pseudonym M365 Princess, her blog of the same name covers how-tos for low-code development, Microsoft Teams, and other 365 applications. Luise is also a major contributor to GitHub.
19 – Stale Hansen
Stale Hansen is the Founder, CEO, and Principal Cloud Architect at CloudWay, a team of advisors, project managers, and trainers specialising in cloud technology.
As a Microsoft MVP, Stale is the front person for all things Microsoft (Teams or otherwise). Frequently seen at Microsoft events in-person or online, Stale’s experience and expertise are second to none; recognised by his award of Microsoft Regional Director.
20 – Chris Hoard
Chris Hoard is the Partner Education Lead for Vuzion, a cloud distributor & CSP Indirect Provider. Chris shares tips and resources for education partners and clients using Teams and the 365 ecosystems.
Chris is the founder of Teams Nation, a free community conference focused entirely on Microsoft Teams. Open to users, integrators, and partners, Teams Nation is designed for inclusivity and is a great place to learn how others are using Teams.
21 – Tracy van der Schyff
Tracy van der Schyff is a Microsoft 365 Coach specialising in Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Viva. Her mantra is “Facilitating The Evolution of Human Capabilities” and helps this through her experience throughout the Microsoft Modern Workplace
Tracy runs a YouTube channel sharing tips and tricks to get the most out of your Microsoft stack without the need for huge technical know-how.
22 – Laurie Pottmeyer
Laurie Pottmeyer is a Senior Product Manager and Community Lead for Microsoft Teams Engineering. Quite frankly, if you’re in the Teams community, you’ll have come across Laurie at some point.
Laurie is a mainstay in the Tech Community Forum and a regular at Microsoft in-person and online events, and a protagonist in the Women in Teams community.
23 – Karoliina Kettukari
Karoliina Kettukari is the Modern Work Lead at Meltlake, a Microsoft specialist consultancy by Futurice. In her own words, “Modern work is everything that helps you and your team to start your Monday smiling.”
Karoliina is a regular speaker at online conferences and was awarded The Most Inspirational Woman award at the 2021 #TechCommunityAwards
24 – Holly Lehman
Holly Lehman is a Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft Teams. She works closely with Microsoft customers, MVPs, and partners with the intent of creating a positive change for those using Microsoft services.
Holly is co-owner of Head in the cloud, Heart in the community—a monthly video series showcasing all the positives from the Microsoft and cloud community.
25 – Vesa Nopanen
Vesa Nopanen is the Principal Consultant at Sulava Oy, a Microsoft IT consulting and training company. He specialises in Microsoft Mesh, Mesh for Teams, HoloLens, mixed reality, Microsoft Cloud, and other technologies pertaining to the metaverse.
Recently, Vesa has changed his focus from Teams-only. In fact, in his own blog post, he writes: I am pivoting my focus from Teams-only towards Metaverse as a whole.
26 – Loryan Strant
Loryan Strant is Product and Innovation Lead at Rapid Circle, an IT consulting firm supporting organisations in their Digital Transformation journey with Microsoft cloud technologies.
Loryan has been involved in a wide variety of technologies throughout his career and is commonly found in blogs, books, and Microsoft events. He is the co-Founder of Regarding 365, a publication dedicated to Microsoft 365 content. Loryan has a knack for finding hacks for things you couldn’t imagine Teams could do…
27 – Adam Fowler
Adam Fowler is a Customer Success Account Manager at Microsoft, with over 20 years of experience supporting end users in his roles as IT Director, IT Operations Manager, and Technical Support at law firms, airlines, and call centres.
As well as seeing the bigger picture, thanks to his real-life experience managing Teams and other Microsoft apps, Adam runs his own blog and hosts msportals.io – which lists all of Microsoft’s portals in one place, and passed 250,000 visits in June 2022!
28 – Josh Blalock
Josh Blalock is a Technical Solutions Architect at Diversified, a technology solutions provider specialising in Microsoft Teams Rooms, Google Rooms, Webex Rooms, and Zoom Rooms.
Josh is co-founder of the Microsoft UC-focused, community-led conference, Comms vNext, and runs the Microsoft Teams News & Learning LinkedIn group, with over 3,000 members.
His YouTube channel features over 100 videos on Teams how-tos, unboxing, and community content.
29 – Darrell Webster
Darrell Webster, often seen as Darrell as a Service on Twitter and Medium, is the Principal M365 Adoption and Change Consultant at WM Reply, who create intranets, collaboration platforms, and business solutions built on Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365.
Darrell is the co-Founder of Regarding 365 (with Loryan above), a specialist publication dedicated to Microsoft 365 content.
30 – Peter Rising
Peter Rising is the Head of Practice for Security, Compliance & Identity at CPS, a full-service consultancy aiming to futureproof your business.
Peter hosts the Cloud Conversations podcast; which needs no description. He’s authored several Microsoft exam guides including Microsoft 365 Security Administration and Managing Microsoft Teams.
31 – Phil Worrell
Phil Worrell is an ICT Engineer and Business Analyst at Swisscom, the leading telecom provider in Switzerland. Phil specialises in the more technical side of Office 365 services and solutions and has over 33 years of experience supporting IT professionals and businesses.
Phil is a regular contributor at Regarding 365, both in the written word and on video.
32 – Justin Morris
Justin Morris is Senior Customer Success Manager at Microsoft, with vast experience helping Microsoft partners and end users at huge Microsoft partners like Accenture and Modality Systems.
Justin’s entire career has been dedicated to helping clients embrace a Microsoft digital workplace in the UK, USA, Asia, and Australia.
33 – Matthew Landis
Matthew Landis is the Owner & Manager at Landis Technologies LLC, a consulting, implementation, and support firm specialising in Microsoft Teams and Dynamics.
Matthew’s company was one of the first companies to provide an attendant console for Skype for Business (and then Teams). Landis Technologies now provides a contact centre solution for Teams, something you can see on display at many Microsoft events in the US.
34 – Mark Vale
Mark Vale is the Chief Product Officer at Callroute, a self-service platform to deliver external calling to Microsoft Teams, and the founder of Commsverse, an annual UK Microsoft Teams conference.
When not busy planning Commsverse, you can find Mark on the UCStatus podcast, and … actually, no he spends rather a lot of time ensuring Commsverse is as great value for money as possible. Even down to the most finite detail…like the menu at Commsverse!
35 – Juan Carlos Gonzalez
Juan Carlos Gonzalez is a Microsoft 365 Delivery Manager at Ricoh España, the Spanish arm of the trillion-dollar Ricoh family. With more than 17 years of experience across Microsoft technologies, Juan Carlos is serially recognised as a Microsoft MVP.
When not helping customers implement new technologies, Juan Carlos is an active speaker and co-organiser of many Microsoft events (in-person and online). These include the Cantabria .NET Users Group and SharePoint Users Group of Spain, to name a few.
36 – Randy Chapman
Randy Chapman is a Solutions Engineer at Logitech, with extensive experience across devices, calling, and meetings.
Randy hosts the UC Status podcast and is co-host of the Microsoft Teams podcast series featured in telecoms publication, NoJitter. His “Ditch the box” series on YouTube is a big favourite in the Teams devices category.
37 – Jay Wyatt
Jay Wyatt is a UC Solution Consultant & the Alliances Manager at Audiocodes, a provider of voice networking and media processing solutions for Microsoft and other cloud communications.
Jay is a regular public speaker at Microsoft events and you can find an entire back catalogue of podcast episodes with Steve Goodman on the All About 365 podcast.
38 – Pat Richard
Pat Richard is the Principal Professional Services Consultant at Innervation, providing consultancy services for Microsoft communication services. Pat’s experience spans messaging, active directory, and Exchange migrations, to name but a few projects.
Pat is a 4-time Microsoft MVP and has worked for leading Microsoft partners like Voss and Modality Systems. He runs the UC Unleashed blog and is Microsoft-certified in no less than 17 specialist areas.
39 – Kevin Kieller
Kevin Kieller is the co-Founder and Digital Lead at enableUC, whose aim is to implement and use analytics to drive adoption and deliver positive business outcomes.
Kevin is a regular columnist at NoJitter and part of the BC Strategies team, focusing on Microsoft Teams. You’ll likely have seen his husky, Kai, in one of Kevin’s Taming Teams presentations!
40 – Tom Morgan
Tom Morgan is a Microsoft Teams Development Architect versed in platform development, Power Platform, and Microsoft Graph.
Tom’s blog covers all things Microsoft but what draws the eye is his specialty in APIs and the Microsoft bot framework. He’s a regular community reporter at Microsoft Ignite, and you’ll find him covering a wide selection of Microsoft events in the UK.
41 – Michael LaMontagne
Michael LaMontagne is an independent Microsoft Solutions Advisor with over 11 years of solo experience helping Skype for Business and Teams organizations, and has been awarded Microsoft MVP 8 times.
Michael is part of the O365Eh! Podcast quartet proving news and guidance across Microsoft Teams and the wider 365 suite.
42 – Jamie Stark
Jamie Stark is a Program Manager at Microsoft, where he’s seen OCS transform to Lync, Skype for Business, and now Teams.
Jamie is more active on Twitter, where he posts feature updates, news, and challenges from Microsoft Teams and related products.
43 – Erwin Bierens
Erwin Bierens is a Senior Technical Consultant at Detron, a Dutch digital workspace provider, and has hosted his own Microsoft-dedicated blog for over seven years.
Erwin is a regular community member and posts Teams news, updates, and content on his Twitter.
44 – Mehryn Corrigan
Mehryn Corrigan is a Senior Solutions Specialist for Microsoft Teams Rooms, with experience across channel manufacturers, distributors, and solution providers.
Mehryn curates resources designed to empower Microsoft staff and partners to sell Teams Rooms functionality, and update on continuous developments.
45 – Jonathan McKinney
Jonathan McKinney is a Senior Unified Communications Architect at Time2Market, who provide solutions to migrate and manage enterprise cloud and voice applications.
Jonathan is more active on Twitter, where he posts about the latest Teams events and technology updates. Jonathan has almost collected the Microsoft alphabet, holding MVP, MCSM, MCSE, MCM, and MCITP statuses.
46 – Tommy Clarke
Tommy Clarke is Managing Partner at Altitude 365, a Microsoft Gold Partner providing configuration and security lifecycle for the Microsoft 365 stack.
Tommy is a subject matter expert on Microsoft 365 and Azure; recognised by his Microsoft Azure black belt status.
47 – Craig Chiffers
Craig Chiffers is a Senior Teams Subject Matter Expert at Microsoft, so his job is literally to be an expert in Microsoft Teams.
Craig presents at the Sydney UC Meetup Group and runs his own blog covering common problems with Microsoft Teams and how-tos on the latest devices.
48 – Dino Caputo
Dino Caputo is co-Founder of enableUC (with Kevin listed above) and an independent consultant specialising in Microsoft Office Apps & Services.
Dino is another member of the O365Eh! Podcast quarter (with Michael listed above) and posts the daily MSFT UC Report on Twitter.
49 – James Arber
James Arber, also known as the UC Mad Scientist, is a Managing Infrastructure Consultant at Telstra Purple. He is one of only 4 Microsoft Unified Communications MVPs in Australia.
James is a presenter at the Melbourne UC User Group and keeps his personal blog up to date with technical posts surrounding Skype for Business and Teams administration.
50 – Patrick Watson
Patrick Watson is a Senior Analyst at Cavell Group, covering Microsoft Teams and the wider cloud communications market.
While regularly seen speaking at industry events and running webinars, Patrick’s main Microsoft Teams influence is behind closed doors, where he advises major telcos like BT, Virgin, RingCentral, Vonage, Gamma, and Cisco on the Microsoft Teams voice opportunity.