CollabTalk Podcast | Episode 34


For Episode 34 of the CollabTalk Podcast, the conversation focused on the role of DevOps within our broader collaboration culture, and how the DevOps space has evolved and grown over the past decade.  You can listen to the podcast above and follow me using your favorite app, such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or the iHeartRadio app. Be sure to subscribe!

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A bit more detail on the topics covered in this episode:

  • When did we start referring to the “DevOps” space as being separate from IT Ops? [3:26]
  • Mark talks about his move from the SharePoint ecosystem into the DevOps space, with some fun discussion on the evolution of the SharePoint platform and the community around it [6:21]
  • Observations on shifts in focus for sessions at SharePoint conferences from dev and IT Pro to end user [14:06]
  • Mark outlines the formation of the DevOps community [17:03]
  • The concepts of community-building, and how Mark built upon his successes in the SharePoint community in his move to the DevOps community [22:52]
  • Finding a need and filling it: Seeing an opportunity to shift from DevOps to DevSecOps [32:08]
  • “Unintended consequences” and community plans around CAASM (Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management) [40:58]

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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.