#MVPbuzzChat with Jennifer Mason

Jennifer Ann Mason – Solutions for the BusinessFor Episode 106 of the #MVPbuzzChat series, I spoke with Microsoft Regional Director and Office Apps & Services MVP Jennifer Mason (@jennifermason), a long-time friend, co-author and popular speaker, and the VP of Workforce Learning and Transformation at Planet Technologies. Jennifer is a well-known author and trainer on SharePoint, although she now covers the broader Microsoft 365 stack.

In this episode, Jennifer and I discuss some of the nuances between the MVP and RD programs, as well as the many different technical paths and certifications within the Microsoft ecosystem. Jennifer shares that she is “allergic to anything with syntax and semicolons” and instead focuses on out-of-the-box features that improve personal and organizational productivity and adoption, showing how they can impact and transform a business. We also talk about the shift in the expert community over the years from the heavily dev and IT Pro-focused content 7-10 years ago to more end user and power user-focused scenarios, showing the broader adoption and maturity of Microsoft’s collaboration technology, especially in this era of remote working.

If you would like to follow Jennifer or reach out and connect with her, you can find her on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and on her blog at https://jenniferannmason.com/

 

You can also find this episode on the CollabTalk Podcast on Soundcloud, as well as on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify.

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Apps & Services MVP, and the Founder & CEO of CollabTalk LLC, an independent research and technical marketing services firm based in Lehi, Utah, through which he provides fractional-CMO for partners in the Microsoft ecosystem.