Member since June 23, 2016
Michael Blumenthal is a Microsoft Office 365 MVP and the Office 365 Platform Lead at a large insurance company, where he is responsible for governance and service management of Office 365. He helps teams of business people be more productive and ensures that the organization gets value from its Office 365 investment. As a technical community leader, he co-leads the Office 365 Adoption User Group and organizes their bi-monthly meetings as well as special events. As a public speaker, he can be found speaking on business technology topics including business productivity, collaboration, knowledge and expertise management, communication and content management, cloud adoption, and Office 365. Hear him year-round at Chicago-area technology events and user groups as well as national conferences such as Microsoft Ignite. Michael has deep SharePoint expertise, with over two decades of development, infrastructure, and administration experience. He’s designed, implemented, and supported intranets, extranets, and Internet sites for clients in a diverse set of markets. He’s been working with Office 365 collaboration workloads since 2014. Michael holds numerous Microsoft certifications including the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Productivity certification and previously held the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) from the Project Management Institute. Microsoft first recognized Michael as an MVP in 2015. He has also been recognized as an INETA Community Champion in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is also an active member of the Microsoft Midwest Toastmasters Club and the first member of that club to obtain the Competent Communicator, Advanced Communicator Bronze, and Advanced Communicator Silver awards.