Learn about the Teams Community in Episode 32 with Microsoft’s Laurie Pottmeyer

This week, we were at Microsoft’s Teams Airlift in Amsterdam – an event bringing together Microsoft MVPs, Partners and people from the Microsoft Teams product group. As well as a week of deep-dive learning, a chance to meet others and provide feedback direct to the people that make Teams, Microsoft (well, Laurie) made sure all MVPs had a chance to book out space to record podcasts while we were there.

So – with microphones, stands, headphones, recording equipment and a pile of cables we set up camp over a few lunch times and evenings to record a few podcasts.

The Podcast Studio in Amsterdam

Our first guest on the podcast was Laurie Pottmeyer, Microsoft Teams Community Lead. Even if you don’t know Laurie, then you will have been impacted by the work she does for Microsoft and the wider community behind the scenes – but there’s a good chance you’ll have seen her presenting at conferences like Ignite on Tour around the world and presenting keynotes at Microsoft user group conferences.

Steve, Jay and Laurie at the Airlift trip with a couple of MVPs (and Martin Boam) in the background

In this episode we’re focusing on the Teams community and why it’s worth being a part of it. In the show notes for this episode:

  • We’re at Teams Airlift – what’s it about?
  • Community Teams Events
  • Why is worth sharing Teams content with the community
  • Who should get involved in the community?
  • How to build a Teams community and user group and how to get help from Microsoft?
  • And, with Microsoft Ignite is around the corner – what should we expect?

Over the next few weeks in the lead-up to Ignite you’ll hear the next few podcasts (they are great!) and you can listen to this week’s episode below.

And of course, as always, you’ll find Episode 32 above, and at our podcast site, on iTunes,SpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherGoogle podcasts and you can subscribe with your favourite podcast app using the feed. If you’ve got any suggestions for what you’d like to hear on the next shows, let us know. You’ll find us on Twitter as @SteveGoodman and @jaywynn. and Laurie at @lauriepottmeyer.