Job Status

Photo by Austin Chan on Unsplash

Photo by Austin Chan on Unsplash

Just wanted to provide a quick update on my job status since leaving AvePoint in December. Quite a few people have been reaching out — and thank you for that. As we enter (or are already within) a recession, it’s never easy to stop and start again. Thankfully, my network has once again stepped up and found some fantastic opportunities. In fact, on the morning of the RIF as I was preparing to depart on vacation to Hawaii, I sent a few quick emails and, amazingly, while I was in the Salt Lake airport waiting for my first flight, I received a call with a contract offer for a small project. That’s the power of networking.

Now, as for what I am up to: well, I am once again consulting through CollabTalk, working on multiple contracts at the moment. I’m also continuing to advise two startups, and, of course, do a lot of writing and video production for the blog and my YouTube channel (have you subscribed yet??). But as many of you are aware, I also joined the board of a new Microsoft technology-focused site that is getting ready to launch in February, and am helping to drive their content strategy. Lots happening, and a press release should hit soon with more public details.

If you are a content creator around the Microsoft stack (SharePoint, Teams, Azure, Power Platform, etc) and have dreamed of creating a writing side gig, please reach out to me. We are looking for authors.

Additionally, I will be working with another Microsoft ISV to expand their North American channel. Details are still being figured out, and, once again…. a press release is forthcoming.

I know…. there are details missing from this post. I don’t want to steal the thunder from the press releases. Thank you to everyone who has reached out over the last few weeks. And for those who have recently found themselves without work, if there’s anything I can do to help, please let me know.

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.

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