Joel Oleson

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Joel has played a pivotal role in the success of Microsoft SharePoint as the first full time employee hired in IT to deploy and manage what would become SharePoint at Microsoft. In 2003 he managed global collaboration team at Microsoft which included file shares, personal storage, and the SharePoint platform. As well he was Architect for the first version of SharePoint Online in Microsoft’s cloud, and Sr. Technical Product Manager for the release of SharePoint. Joel is on a quest to travel to every country in the world. Read about his travels at
Joel was recognized as the most popular SharePoint blogger with more than 20,000 votes from the community, and recognized as #1 Online SharePoint Influencer in a 2012 study in Forbes. You can read his popular SharePoint blog at

Joel is currently working with BA Insight as Director of Search Strategy