Joel Oleson

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Oceanside, Calif.

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Digital Workplace, Information Management

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Joel was a key player in the launch of Microsoft's collaboration products from 2001 to 2008. During the launch of Microsoft’s first portal and collaboration solutions, Joel was the first dedicated SharePoint Admin for Microsoft IT internal deployments of Tahoe and Office Web Server, and later acted as Architect for the first version of SharePoint Online.  He acted as voice of the product to IT as Senior Technical Product Manager with the 2007 release. Joel left Microsoft in 2008 to greater connect with the global community. His passion was helping kick start communities all over the world and doing white board sessions with consultants and architects to help companies be successful. In his pursuits to teach and provide outreach to global events and communities he's visited over 160/193 UN countries. He continues to coach and mentor community leaders across the globe.

His current adventure is managing the productivity team at Blizzard Entertainment part of Activision Blizzard, the world's largest interactive entertainment company. He lives on the edge of paradise in Oceanside, Calif. Don't be afraid to reach out, he's one of the most friendly and approachable in the industry. You can find his popular technical blog and his travel blog. Keep up with him on Twitter.

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