Best Practices for Microsoft 365 Content Governance

In late September, I presented a webinar on the topic of content governance for Redmond Magazine (Minimizing Complexity and Sprawl with SharePoint and Microsoft 365, While Maximizing Potential in the Enterprise), which was sponsored by Egnyte and in support of a new eBook (Managing Content Sprawl in Microsoft 365) that had not yet been made available to the public when the webinar was scheduled, but coincides with a guest post I wrote on the topic for the Egnyte blog (Managing Content Sprawl in Sharepoint, Microsoft 365).

I’m happy to report that both the on-demand webinar recording and the eBook are now readily available!

In support of both digital assets, I put together the 25-minute video below, during which I expand on the “best practices” that I shared within the webinar and eBook. As I state in the video, what is a best practice for one company may not be a best practice for everyone, so please consider your own collaboration culture and change management processes. I should also point out that this list of 10 best practices comes from my direct experience in leading program and organizational change management and governance efforts. I’ve spent almost 30 years in technology, first as a business analyst and project manager, and later as a consultant and technology evangelist. Watch the recording here:


I have more to write on the topic, and you should see several more articles published on the Egnyte blog in the coming weeks, as well as through this site and others. In the meantime, please be sure to check out the eBook:

Managing Content Sprawl in Microsoft 365

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.