Joel Oleson

Oceanside, CA

Joel played a pivotal role in the success of Microsoft SharePoint as the first full time employee hired in IT to deploy and manage it at Microsoft in 2000. He would later manage the collaboration team at Microsoft which included file shares, personal storage, and the global SharePoint platform. He was a key solution architect for the first beta of SharePoint Online prior to popular Office 365. As a Senior Product Manager on the SharePoint team, he managed the IT audience and was the voice of the IT professional for SharePoint. Since his time at Microsoft he's been part of a few startups and a massive non profit, designed SharePoint products, run enterprise collaboration engineering and dev teams... that is when he not traveling or playing with his kids on the beach. Find his technical blog at

Joel is an adventure traveler. His passion for travel, technology, transforming lives and building community has taken him around the world many times in his quest to see every country in the world. You may find him circumnavigating the globe as a SharePoint evangelist speaking and connecting with business leaders and IT folks in over 100 countries. He is frequently recognized in top Office 365 & SharePoint Influencers. You can connect with him: @joeloleson

Joel is currently Director of Business Development at Konica Minolta Business.