Content Wrap-Up for November


I have this ongoing conversation with my good friend and IAMCP Seattle co-founder Jeff Shuey (@jshuey) about the volume of content I write each month, and about how I just don’t feel productive with fewer than 20 to 25 articles published each month. An exception to the rule is when you combine a full week of MVP Summit with two SharePoint Saturday events (both of which I keynoted), AND the halt of all work for Thanksgiving and family activities. It was a good month, but it just blew by, and the result was a dry month for content.

However, I did manage to get a few things out the door, a couple of which have started some serious threads within a couple of the Yammer communities in which I participate. Of course, I also did some self-promotion:

One of my main November themes was around the month’s tweetjam, focused on SharePoint optimization, and, specifically, replication. We had an excellent turnout for the tweetjam, summarized below, but I was also able to interview Metalogix Product Manager Mark McGovern (@docpointmark, another former Axceler compatriot) who now does product management for our Replicator product:

I’ve always included migration in my regular rotation, but with our product roadmap producing some great new features, and with integration of the Axceler and Idera assets into the Metalogix product suite, I’ll be writing a lot more on the subject – hopefully pairing up with Steve Marsh and Tamir Orbach on a few things:

I took a break from some of my social topics this past month – not because I didn’t have things to talk about, but with my event activities and vacation, it just didn’t rank as high on my priorities

I just completed 2 years as president of the Seattle chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP), and am leading planning activities for 2014 later this month, so the themes of community and the Microsoft Partner Network have been on my mind:

As always, governance continues to be a major theme in my content. Earlier this year, I recorded a webinar on the topic of social and governance for the European SharePoint Community, and finally provided their site with a summary article on the topic – and am now working on a couple follow-up articles for ESPC and TechRepublic. I also did a live webinar based on my 2012 governance survey results, which can be found in the Metalogix archives:

And finally, a major issue being discussed in partner and MVP circles is the confusion around Microsoft’s messaging of SharePoint’s on prem roadmap (how we’ve historically installed and used SharePoint locally) versus the cloud roadmap (via Office365). Look for much more content on this subject, as I hope to help clear up some of the confusion:

l’m back on the road this week, currently sitting in a hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to participate in another session of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC). I have a few articles in the pipeline, and will be participating in SharePoint Saturday DC this weekend. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and say hello!

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.