CollabTalk Podcast | Episode 49


For Episode 49 of the CollabTalk Podcast, the conversation focused on the topic of the evolution of collaboration and whether or not the fundamentals of intranets have changed. 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!

Joining me on this podcast:

  • Sue HanleySue Hanley (@susanhanley), a Microsoft MVP, Information Architect, and Independent Consultant with Susan Hanley LLC, based in Bethesda, Maryland (when not hanging out with family in Southern California or Park City, Utah). She is an expert in knowledge management, portals, and collaboration with a focus on Microsoft SharePoint.  [LinkedIn]

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

  • Have the fundamentals of collaboration changed? [2:44]
  • Are we still seeing the same patterns, the same struggles, with customers around intranets and collaboration? [6:26]
  • Is “on-prem” still a thing? [9:28]
  • Why is there so much sprawl within modern collaboration? How have we not solved that yet? [13:49]
  • Governance means “no sharp edges” [16:44]
  • Good information architecture reduces the need for, or the complexity of, migrations (and constant content cleanup) [20:58]
  • One of the fundamentals that remains true: understand the big picture before trying to design and build [25:41]

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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.