Microsoft Community Predictions for 2020

#CollabTalk TweetJam for December 30th, 2019Here we are at the end of another year and another decade, with so much happening in the Microsoft ecosystem. We’re seeing innovation happening at break-neck speed, and experts and consumers alike are struggling to keep up and stay informed. In this month’s #CollabTalk TweetJam we will attempt to identify the biggest news of this past year and share our predictions for the coming year. Join us on Monday, December 30th at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern for the “Community Predictions for Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Azure”  as members of the community will come together to share, discuss, and agree-to-disagree on the news that made the biggest impact to their 2019, and what they are most excited about seeing from Microsoft in 2020. This end-of-year tweetjam is ALWAYS our biggest event, and guaranteed to provide you with some great insights from our expert panel, so don’t miss it!

You can join the community discussion using Twitter and the #CollabTalk hashtag, leverage the dedicated CollabTalk TweetJam page, or your favorite Twitter platform. You do not need to be an “expert” to participate in the online conversation, and can ask questions, comment on the questions posed, or just “lurk” in the background. These online discussions are open to anyone — you do not have to be on the panel to participate.

This month’s tweetjam and our amazing stats are once again being sponsored by our friends at tyGraph.

If you have never participated in one of these tweetjams, it’s pretty simple: anyone can jump in and share their thoughts, or just lurk in the wings and absorb the wisdom of the crowd. Either way, it’ll be a TON of content to consume in a single hour. You can follow the live session using the Twitter UI of your choice (, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, whatever). How it works is that I’ll post a series of questions every few minutes, and people will respond to Q1, Q2, Q3 and so forth with A1, A2, A3, always including the #CollabTalk hashtag with their answers. Feel free to reply as often (or as little) as you’d like, ask your own follow up questions, share relevant links, re-tweet others, and engage with the audience.

The questions we will discuss during the session include:

  1. In your opinion, what was the biggest news for Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Azure this year?
  2. Has your outlook on Microsoft technology changed this past year? Why / why not?
  3. Has the rapid adoption of Microsoft Teams altered how you / your customers think about collaboration?
  4. Has the continued evolution of Microsoft 365 impacted your local user group and community, and if so, how?
  5. What 3 features (available now, or announced) are/will have the biggest impact in 2020?
  6. What are your predictions for Microsoft 365 and related technologies in 2020 and beyond?
  7. If you could give one piece of advice to Microsoft re: Teams, SharePoint, or Azure, what would it be?

As always, there will be side-questions, side-conversations, and wise-cracking throughout. This is open to the public, so please join in the discussion! The dialog is usually thought-provoking but also fun.

Participating on this panel (so far):

  • Laurie Pottmeyer (@lauriepottmeyer), Microsoft Teams community lead at Microsoft
  • Matt Wade (@thatmattwade), Microsoft MVP, vp of client engagement at AtBot, co-founder of
  • Sue Hanley (@susanhanley), SharePoint MVP, portal, KM, and SharePoint consultant
  • John White (@diverdown1964), SharePoint MVP and cto at UnlimitedViz and tyGraph
  • Sean McDonough (@spmcdonough), SharePoint MVP and chief technology officer at BitStream Foundry LLC
  • Kevin McDonnell (@kevmcdonk), senior technical architect at Ballard Chalmers
  • Stacy Deere-Strole (@sldeere), SharePoint MVP and owner of Focal Point Solutions
  • Ed Senez (@edsenez), president at UnlimitedViz and TyGraph
  • Raphael Koellner (@ra_koellner), Office Servers & Services MVP, consultant at Bechtle IT-Systemhouse Cologne
  • Adam Ball (@AdamCBall), co-founder of COUCUG, Teams and Skype for Business MVP
  • Maarten Eekels (@maarteneekels), SharePoint MVP and cto for Portiva
  • Vlad Catrinescu (@vladcatrinescu),SharePoint and Office 365 MVP, speaker, and author
  • Darrell Webster (@DarrellaaS), Office Apps & Services MVP and co-founder
  • Nicolas Georgeault (@ngeorgeault), machine learning specialist, Office Servers & Services MVP, and founder of MuBrain
  • Rick Garcia (@SilentRick), SharePoint project manager at United Airlines
  • Jeff Willinger (@jwillie), Office 365 MVP and independent consultant
  • Nick Brattoli (@Byrdttoli), Microsoft MVP, founder and lead consultant at Byrdttoli Enterprise Consulting
  • Erica Toelle (@ericatoelle), Office Apps & Services MVP and Microsoft Compliance consultant
  • Jared Shockley (@jshoq), senior systems engineer at Microsoft
  • Ragnar Heil (@ragnarh), Office Servers & Services MVP and Microsoft alliance manager EMEA for Quest/Metalogix
  • Kurt Kragh Sørensen (@KurtKragh),  intranet consultant and owner of
  • Hal Hostetler (@TVWizard), Microsoft MVP and senior field engineer and social media coordinator for Roland, Schorr & Tower
  • Thomas Stensitzki (@stensitzki), Office Apps & Services MVP and owner of Granikos GmbH & Co. KG
  • Martina Grom (@magrom), co-founder of, Office 365 MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
  • Laura Rogers (@WonderLaura), SharePoint MVP, consultant, and owner of IW Mentor
  • Paul Stork (@pstork), SharePoint MVP and MCM, owner and principal at Don’t Pa..Panic Consulting
  • Susan Lennon (@susanlennon), retired Microsoft principal consultant, specializing in Office 365 and SharePoint, co-founder of SharePoint Saturday
  • Eric Riz (@rizinsights), SharePoint MVP and ceo of Empty Cubicle
  • Greg McMurray (@goyuix), sr software engineer at WECC, president Utah SP & O365 + Dynamics 365 user groups
  • Hans “Mr. OneDrive” Brender (@hansbrender), Office Apps & Services MVP and cloud productivity evangelist at bei HBsoft
  • Harjit Ghaliwal (@Hoorge), Microsoft MVP, IT Pro, technology & social media evangelist
  • Rob Windsor (@robwindsor), .NET/SharePoint developer and MVP, trainer, and author
  • Tobiasz Koprowski (@KoprowskiT), Data Platform MVP, founder and consultant at Shadowland Consulting
  • David Drever (@DavidMDrever), SharePoint MVP and SharePoint services lead at Solvera Solutions
  • Sarah Haase (@sarahhaase), Microsoft MVP, corporate collaboration evangelist & librarian, organizer of SPS Twin Cities
  • Toni Pohl (@atwork), founder & cto of atwork, cloud consultant, Microsoft MVP
  • Agnes Molnar (@molnaragnes), enterprise search & findability consultant/ceo at Search Explained
  • Andy Honeycutt (@AndyHuneyCutt), Microsoft MVP, MCT, & MCP enterprise collaboration specialist
  • Eli Robillard (@erobillard), SharePoint MVP, musician, fly-fisher, collaboration technology guy
  • Robert Bogue (@RobBogue), author, speaker, strategist and consultant at Thor Projects
  • Owen Allen (@owenallen), Redmond O365 UG board member, sr. solutions architect at Zones
  • and your host, Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet), Microsoft MVP & RD, founder & ceo of CollabTalk LLC

If you would like to join our panel, please drop me a line. If you have questions, please connect with me via @buckleyplanet. And thank you again to tyGraph for your support of these CollabTalk tweetjams! And finally, if you are interested in being a sponsor of a future tweetjam, please contact me at CollabTalk

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.