M365 Apps & Services
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Office 365 Collaboration & Teamwork Leader | Business Productivity Evangelist | Digital Workplace Architect
Michael Blumenthal is a Microsoft 365 Apps and Services MVP. Since 2017, he has been responsible for product management and service management of Microsoft 365 inside companies ranging from 1K to 50K+ employees. Prior to that, he spent more than two decades in IT consulting, primarily as a SharePoint architect and Office 365 advisor. He helps teams of businesspeople be more productive and ensures that the organization gets value from its Office 365 investment. As a technical community leader, he co-leads the M365 Chicago online conference as its speaker manager. As a public speaker, he can be found speaking on business technology topics including business productivity, employee experience, collaboration, knowledge and expertise management, communication and content management, cloud adoption, Office 365, SharePoint, and PowerShell. He has spoken at technology events and user groups globally as well as national conferences such as Microsoft Ignite. He currently is part of the organizing committee for M365 Chicago. Michael has deep SharePoint expertise, with over two decades of development, infrastructure, and administration experience. He’s designed, implemented, and supported intranets, extranets, and Internet sites for clients in markets as diverse as Broadcast Media, Financial Services, Energy, Healthcare, Construction, Government, and Transportation, among others. Michael holds numerous Microsoft certifications and previously held the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) from the Project Management Institute. Microsoft first recognized Michael as an MVP in 2015. He has also been recognized as an INETA Community Champion in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is also an active member of a local Toastmasters Club. He has earned the Competent Communicator, Advanced Communicator Bronze, and Advanced Communicator Silver awards in the legacy Toastmasters educational curriculum and is working on his next Toastmasters education level in the Pathways curriculum. His Sessionize profile is at https://sessionize.com/michael-blumenthal .