Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly - Episode 180

Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly - Episode 180

In this installment of the weekly discussion revolving around the latest news and topics on Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen, Waldek Mastykarz (Microsoft) | @waldekm are joined by UK based Independent consultant and Microsoft MVP - Chirag Patel (Patel Consulting) | @techChirag.

Topics discussed in this session

  • Considerations when thinking about becoming an independent consultant?
  • Why remain a 1 man show vs creating a larger consultancy? The FORM approach.
  • What are consulting challenges today?
  • How did Chirag become an MVP?
  • What are the advantages of being an MVP?
  • What is the strategy for successful migrations?
  • How to drive adoption during a migration?
  • Is there still a demand for migrations – growing/shrinking and for certain types of migrations?
  • How do you stay up to date on constantly evolving technologies?
  • What is Chirag’s involvement in technical communities?
  • Do speaking engagements generate new business?

Resources referenced during discussion

Also, we showcased 20 articles/videos published by Microsoft and the PnP Community in the last week.

This week

  • Chirag – absorbing Microsoft Viva announcements from last week. Working on Viva pilots and on Viva presentations to deliver at CollabDays, South Coast Summit, Viva Explorers Community Day, and European SharePoint Conference.
  • Waldek – yes, Waldek and friends created a Graph related hack prototype tool last week during Microsoft Hack week. Maybe you will see the product one day.
  • Vesa – catching up with things after last week’s Power Platform Conference.

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This session was recorded on Monday, September 26, 2022.

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Microsoft articles

Documentation updates

Community articles

Additional resources

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