The Future of SharePoint

May 2023 CollabTalk TweetJamAfter more than 20 years, SharePoint continues to be the leader in enterprise collaboration, enabling innovative functionalities across Microsoft 365. Earlier this month, Microsoft announced new SharePoint innovations aimed at simplifying the creation of engaging sites and pages, focusing on four main themes: simpler authoring via AI and natural language with the introduction of Copilot; a major aesthetic overhaul for creating compelling content; deeper engagement through new integrations with email, Teams, and Microsoft Viva; and a more flexible platform thanks to continuous investment in the SharePoint Framework, Microsoft Graph, and templates. The goal of these latest capabilities is to empower users to create diverse, captivating, and sophisticated SharePoint sites and pages while preserving their existing solutions.

In the next #CollabTalk TweetJam taking place on Wednesday, May 24th at 9am Pacific, the community will once again join forces and have a focused discussion on the topic of “The Future of SharePoint” to share our thoughts and experiences on SharePoint, as well as SharePoint Copilot, OneDrive, Microsoft Viva, Microsoft Graph, and the other components of these recent announcements.

In this 1-hour Twitter-based panel discussion, we’ll bring together MVPs and Regional Directors, community experts, partners, consultants, and practitioners to share their perspectives on this important topic.

Anyone can join this community discussion using Twitter and the #CollabTalk hashtag or your favorite Twitter platform. You don’t even need to be an “expert” to participate in the online conversation. Anyone can ask questions, comment on the questions posed, or just “lurk” in the background. These online discussions are open to anyone — you do not have to be on the panel to participate.

This month’s tweetjam is being sponsored by TekkiGurus and, as always, our friends at tyGraph. Thanks for your support!

If you have never participated in one of these tweetjams, it’s pretty simple: anyone can jump in and share their thoughts, or just lurk in the wings and absorb the wisdom of the crowd. Either way, it’ll be a TON of content to consume in a single hour. You can follow the live session using the Twitter UI of your choice (, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, whatever). How it works is that I’ll post a series of questions every few minutes, and people will respond to Q1, Q2, Q3 and so forth with A1, A2, A3, always including the #CollabTalk hashtag with their answers. Feel free to reply as often (or as little) as you’d like, ask your own follow-up questions, share relevant links, re-tweet others, and engage with the audience.

The questions we will discuss during the session include:

  1. Will the integration of Copilot in SharePoint change the way users create and edit SharePoint sites and pages? If so, how?
  2. How are you ensuring responsible use of AI in the new updates and features being introduced across Microsoft 365, specifically in SharePoint and OneDrive?
  3. What will be the impact of the new Brand Center on new site and content creation, as well as existing SharePoint assets?
  4. How important is video within your organization, and will the updated Microsoft Stream enhance the visibility and usability of video content in SharePoint?
  5. What mechanisms are being put in place to address the issue of content oversharing in SharePoint and OneDrive, and how will this change the user experience?
  6. How are the SharePoint Framework and Microsoft Graph being leveraged within your organization?
  7. Overall, what are your thoughts on the latest SharePoint announcements, and how will the new changes in SharePoint affect existing sites and content?

Of course, there will be many side questions, side conversations, and wise-cracking shenanigans. This is open to the public, so please join in the discussion! The dialog is always thought-provoking and fun.

Participating on this panel (so far):

  • Wes Preston (@idubbs), M365 Apps & Services MVP, evangelist,  and owner at TrecStone
  • Darrell Webster (@DarrellaaS), Microsoft MVP, founder of Modern Workplace Change
  • Mike Maadarani (@mikemaadarani), M365 Apps & Services MVP, cloud solution architect at MCM Consulting
  • Stacy Deere (@sldeere), M365 Apps & Services MVP and owner of Focal Point Solutions
  • Kevin McDonnell (@kevmcdonk), M365 Apps & Services MVP and group manager, modern workplace at Avanade
  • Sharon Weaver (@sharoneweaver), Microsoft RD + M365 Apps & Services MVP, consultant, trainer and ceo of Smarter Consulting
  • Ragnar Heil (@ragnarh), M365 Apps & Services MVP, Viva Explorer, global director of partners and alliances at Rencore
  • Eric Overfield (@ericoverfield), Microsoft RD & SharePoint MVP, chief product officer of Creospark
  • Rick Garcia (@SilentRick), SharePoint project manager at United Airlines
  • David Drever (@DavidMDrever), M365 Apps & Services MVP, senior manager and enterprise architect at Protiviti
  • Hal Hostetler (@TVWizard), M365 Apps & Services MVP and senior field engineer and social media coordinator for Roland, Schorr & Tower
  • John White (@diverdown1964), dual M365 Apps & Services and Data Platform MVP, cto at tyGraph, an AvePoint company
  • Jeff Willinger (@jwillie), Office 365 MVP and digital experience director at Withum
  • Paul Swider (@pswider), cto at RealActivity, and enterprise SharePoint strategist
  • Adam Ball (@AdamCBall), co-founder of COUCUG, Teams and Skype for Business MVP
  • Antonio Maio (@antoniomaio2), SharePoint MVP, managing director and senior enterprise architect at Protiviti
  • Matt Varney (@thevarnish), intranet manager at KCTCS
  • Tobiasz Koprowski (@KoprowskiT), Data Platform MVP, founder and consultant at Shadowland Consulting
  • and your host, Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet), M365 Apps & Services MVP & RD, director of north american and asia-pacific partner management at Rencore, content strategy at TekkiGurus, and #CollabTalk founder

If you would like to be included on one of these panels, please drop me a line via emailLinkedIn, or Twitter. And thank you again to TekkiGurus and tyGraph for your support of these CollabTalk tweetjams! And finally, if you are interested in being a sponsor of a future tweetjam, please contact me.

We’ll be back in June for the next CollabTalk TweetJam so be sure to follow me (@buckleyplanet) for news and updates.

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.