Category Archives: Microsoft Spotlight

Microsoft Spotlight Podcast – Episode 5 with Laurie Pottmeyer

On episode 5 of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, Andrew and Jon speak to Microsoft’s Laurie Pottmeyer! Laurie passionately talks about her role as the Microsoft Teams Community Manager and how she positively engages with the community to improve the Microsoft Teams experience, including the creation of the Women in Teams community. As a single Mum who travels alot, Laurie tells Andrew and Jon how she structures life around her kids and how her daughter even managed a trip to Paris for a conference!

Laurie’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauriepottmeyer
Laurie’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauriepottmeyer/
Women in Teams Community: aka.ms/WITCommunity
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

Listen to us on;
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAlwyX2vyn0pmQ6CRnu0siA
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6XFgTlvbs4HholpigMPtZe
Google Podcast: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80YTJkNDE5Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==
Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/microsoft-spotlight-podcast/id1553131146
Anchor.FM: https://anchor.fm/msftspotlight
Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/microsoft-spotlight-podcast-1786419

Following us on;
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/msftspotlight
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/msftspotlight/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight

The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Microsoft Spotlight Podcast – Episode 4 with Catriona Janes

In this episode of the Microsoft Spotlight podcast, Andrew and Jon are joined by Catriona Janes of Tibco Software!

Catriona speaks about working with dyslexia and spreading awareness about neurological illnesses. She also talks about her early career, working during the pandemic, and her journey into IT.
Catriona has worked extensively within the WIT network in the past 12 months, listen to see how the WIT Network can benefit everyone!

Links Mentioned
Catriona’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/catnottingham
Catriona’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catrionajanes/
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode​
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight​
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis
Fearless Organisation – https://fearlessorganization.com/
The WIT Network: http://www.thewitnetwork.com

Regards
The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Microsoft Spotlight Podcast Episode 3 – Corinna Lins

In the third episode of Microsoft Spotlight, Andrew and Jon speak to Corrina Lins who works as a Modern Workspace Consultant in Germany. Corinna is very well known throughout the community for being an active speaker at events such as CollabDays, SharePoint Saturdays, and CollabSummit. Corinna also organizers Collaboration Meetup and collabDays Munich. In the episode, Corinna talks to us about her early years in IT, how she moved into consultancy, and spoke about her goals in the future.

Links Mentioned
Corinna’s Blog: https://www.corinnalins.com/
Corinna’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/corinna_lins
Corinna’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/corinna-lins-10830a135/
Andrew’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewatchernode
Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/msftspotlight
Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonjarvis

Microsoft Spotlight Podcast – Episode 2 with Zoe Wilson

In today’s episode Andrew and Jon speak to Zoe Wilson who is the Head of Enterprise Collaboration and Productivity at Agilisys. The main discussion points of the conversation include Zoe’s work with Women in the Community, how she got started within IT and how her career has progressed from the IT service desk to a senior figure within a Microsoft partner. Zoe is an aspiring Microsoft MVP having spoken at many events in the past, we spoke about the most recent Scottish Summit event and the journey towards MVP status.

Links Mentioned:


Zoe’s Twitter: @SharePoint_Zoe
Zoe’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zoe-wilson-uk/
Zoe Wilson – Creating a More Inclusive Workplace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwgBt3LFbvE
Andrew’s Twitter: Andrew J. Price (@thewatchernode) / Twitter Microsoft Spotlight Twitter: Microsoft Spotlight (@msftspotlight) / Twitter
Jon’s Twitter: Jon Jarvis (@jonjarvis) / Twitter

Regards
The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Microsoft Spotlight Podcast – Episode 1 – Why Now?

In this episode, Andrew and John provide introductions to each other and how the podcast come about. It has been a goal of Andrew’s to provide a platform and cast a spotlight on those from a Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion background. They also discuss the vision for upcoming episodes where they will be talking to women from the tech community to promote, highlight and spotlight the excellent work they are doing.

Please like, share and subscribe so we can continue to deliver a space whereby we can talk about Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. This podcast is not about “us” its about the stars in the community from all backgrounds.

The podcast is currently available on Spotlight, Anchor, Google Podcasts, and Youtube. It will be available on other platforms shortly.

Regards

The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Microsoft Spotlight Podcast needs you as our guest speakers.

Hi there

The Microsoft Spotlight Podcast is looking for guest speakers from the Women In Tech community to jump on an episode with myself (Andrew Price) and a fellow IT Professional Jon Jarvis, where we will discuss everything from how you got into IT and all the way through to the present day.

It is our mission to promote IT Professionals regardless of;

age,
colour,
their ethnicity,
their religion or beliefs,
disability,
gender,
sexual orientation,
their race,
their ability or lack of ability,
nationality or accent.

During my time as a Microsoft MVP, I was lucky enough to create a successful Microsoft focused User Group and Conference where I saw a lack of submissions for sessions from the Women in Technology space. I want to address this balance as there are a lot of talented women within the Microsoft space and it’s time to promote the excellent work they do.

If you fancy joining us later this year and telling us your story, please submit your interest to host@msftspotlight.cloud

We expect each episode to last between 30-60mins.

Regards
The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Coming soon – Microsoft Spotlight; a dedicated podcast to the Microsoft Industry

Microsoft Spotlight is a podcast that aims to deliver a platform where regardless of;

age,
colour,
their ethnicity,
their religion or beliefs,
disability,
gender,
sexual orientation,
their race,
their ability or lack of ability,
nationality or accent.

Like-minded IT professionals are able to sit down and discuss Microsoft technologies without fear so they can promote their passion and work within the technology sector. It is important for us to showcase the very best talent working hard to get their image/name recognised within the industry.

We will be casting the spotlight on ….

In our experience, we have met and attended a number of sessions that have been delivered by women In technology. However, there is a huge disconnect between the number of Women In Technology and number of women attending conferences or even being selected to speak. We feel that the industry is full of outstanding contributing members to not only Microsoft technologies but throughout the whole IT market.

It is our goal to shine a spotlight on the Women in Technology

So if you are a Microsoft employee, Microsoft MVP, Community Leader, Active Speaker, or just a regular Women in Technology. We would love to hear from you and discuss the work that you are actively doing.

We will also be casting our light on ….

We will be speaking to industry recognised professionals about Microsoft, tech and community events that they are either apart of or speaking at. Plus, what is a Microsoft Value Professional and how do you become one?

Microsoft Spotlight are supporters of the Diversity Charter, please support this cause so we can all make the world a better place.

Regards
The Author – Blogabout.Cloud
Producer of Microsoft Spotlight