Top 5 CollabTalk Podcast Episodes from 2019

The CollabTalk YouTube page and Podcast on Soundcloud are beginning to pick up steam, and so I thought I’d share the leading content from both platforms. Between my MVP and Microsoft interview series, and the capture of webinars and other new content, my goal is to add one or two episodes per week. To kick things off, here are the Top 5 most listened-to podcasts from 2019:

5. #MVPbuzzChat Episode 71 with Michael Greth

Episode 71 of the #MVPbuzzChat series. Conversation with fellow Office Apps & Services MVP, consultant, and podcaster Michael Greth (@mysharepoint), who is based in Germany. Recorded in October 2019. In this episode, Michael and I start off talking about the convergence of tools and features within the Microsoft 365 ecosystem, expand into Microsoft Stream and Yammer, and then also discuss video and streaming hardware, and what organizations should consider purchasing to build out corporate content. You can watch the entire episode on the CollabTalk YouTube page at

4. #MsftBuzzChat Episode 4 with Mark Kashman

Episode 4 of this Microsoft employee-focused interview series. Conversation with Mark Kashman (@mkashman), a Senior Product Manager on the Microsoft 365 team focused on SharePoint and OneDrive. Recorded in August 2019. In this episode, Mark and I discuss his career pathway onto the SharePoint team, and his role expansion into OneDrive and, more recently, picking up many of the admin, hybrid, and migration components left in the wake of the most recent organizational shifts. He also shares some stories from the very successful and growing podcast, The Intrazone (, which he co-hosts with Chris McNulty at least 3 times per month. You can also watch the interview on the CollabTalk YouTube page at

3. Episode 14 | How Culture Drives Innovation (#MSIgnite)

Discussion with fellow MVPs Tracy Van der Schyff (@tracyvds), Principal at The GUID Stuff, Eric Riz (@rizinsights), Founder & CEO of Empty Cubicle, and Bruno Capuano (@elbruno), Innovation Lead at Avanade, discussing the idea that a strong / healthy culture can have a positive impact on innovation, and actually increase and improve employee output. Recorded in November 2019 from Microsoft Ignite (#MSIgnite) Podcast Center.

2. Episode 4 | Lessons Learned from SharePoint Saturday, with Susan Lennon and Eric Harlan

A conversation with Susan Lennon (@susanlennon) and Eric Harlan (@ericharlan), two of the founders of SharePoint Saturday (, a global phenomena that has brought free technical events to communities around the world for more than a decade, and continues to grow and expand. Susan and Eric discuss the evolution of these events, the continued growth of the community, and their best practices for supporting the local business and technical community.

1.  Episode 10 | The Evolving Discussion around Adoption & Engagement with Ruven Gotz

Discussion with Ruven Gotz (@ruveng), Director and Workplace eXperience Lead – US West for Avanade, on the topic of the evolution of how organizations are approaching adoption and engagement of technology, and specifically collaboration technology (Office 365, SharePoint, etc).


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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.