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    Teams Tuesday Meetup March 2024 Podcast

    5 min read


    Microsoft Teams consist of three main channel categories: Standard, Private, and Shared. In this session, we will review the functionality and differences of each channel and explain the use case scenario of each one.
    We will explain the architecture of each channel, the differences between the previous Guest experience and the current B2B architecture, and how to best collaborate with others within your tenant or external users. We will finish the session by discussing how you can govern access to your data in each channel scenario.

    Below are the questions and answers from the March 2024 Meetup Session.

    Q. Tell us a bit about yourself? – City, family, hobbies, job title
    A.  I am a Cloud Solution Architect, I have been an MVP for 10 year, and spent most of my careers working with SharePoint. I started with SharePoint in 2001 and been deploying M365 solutions since 2011. I live in Ottawa, Canada with my wife and 3 boys. I love to travel and explore new cultures.
    Q. Tell us something about yourself that not many people know about you?
    A.  I almost enrolled as an aviation pilot but I did not pass the vision test 
    Q. What does a typical workday look like for you?
    A.  I have many clients that I work with deploying M365 solutions, so my typical day is very busy meetings with clients, solving an issue, working on new features, training users, meeting with Microsoft PG, and learning more about anything new coming out.

    Q. 1st job out of college
    A.  Webmaster 
    Q. Your 1st version of SharePoint that you experienced and what year
    A.  SP 2001 in 2002
    Q. Last challenging project and why? (this should relate to your demo)
    A.  Properly Teams to 22,000 users organization within the first 3 months of the pandemic, and training admins, support staff, and users on the new technology. The project was not complicated, but it required a lot of effort and quick thinking and planning to respond to this requirement to keep the business going for the organization. 
    Q. What is the biggest mistake that your feel holds back your clients from the results they want (this should relate to your demo)
    A.  Fear of change. Users don't like to change and they like to keep to their old habit, which in return they miss out on a lot of great new features that will help them in their daily job.
    Q. Describe a SharePoint train wreck project, and what did you learn?
    A.  It was a migration project where there was a bug in the migration tool and some data got migrated to the wrong sites and wrong OneDrive sites. The data was sensitivities in nature and we spent about 1200 hours remediating the issue and making sure no data leak occurred. 
    Q. Your favorite M365 feature/tool and why
    A.  Should I say M365 Copilot 🙂? we are in the era of AI and we are seeing a tremendous uptake of AI tools around us. GPT4 has changed our world and we are already seeing an exponential increase in productivity, and this includes M365 Copilot. we will be seeing a lot of changes (for the better) in all the M365 features with AI on our side to do our work more effectively.  
    Q. Where do you think Microsoft is going with M365.. Be totally honest
    A.  It is what Microsoft has been doing for many years; focus on the employee productivity and experience. we have already embraced the rapid changes in the cloud, but with the AI in play, we will be seeing a lot faster changes that organization will have to quickly adapt and adopt. I don't think what we have today in M365 will be the same in 5 years from now. It is going to evolve a lot quicker and differently with Copilot. 

    Q. What’s the best and worst tech advice you’ve been given
    A.  Best: Get onboard SharePoint technology
           Worst: Cloud will not take off

    Q. Where do you want to be in 5 years?
    A.  traveling the world while working remotely
    Q. What's your blind spot in your Microsoft knowledge? Pitfalls
    A.  Power BI
    Q. Where do you source your knowledge? - Twitter- who do you follow, site urls
    A.  Product Group twitter, tech community, conferences,

    Q. Where can people find you?
    A.  twitter: @mikemaadarani or LinkedIn or email: or my podcast at


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