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So who am I and what is this blog about?

I will try to keep it short and simple. I'm Matt Lavieri and I'll be blogging about Microsoft products such as O365 and SharePoint, plus some 3rd party tools that you will likely encounter in the space. At the time of writing this I'm a Manager at Protiviti specializing in O365, but my journey with Microsoft actually began 10 years ago when I was a high school student working at my local Best Buy. At this job I would get my first Microsoft recognition through their ExpertZone program for retail associates. Then in college I served as Microsoft Student Partner and eventually a Senior Student Partner through Microsoft's MSP program. From there I started working as a SharePoint consultant at Protiviti where I've been exposed to the many iterations for SharePoint from 2007 to its current form in Office 365 and just about everything in between.

So here were are, I hope you find this blog helpful, or at least a bit entertaining.

You can follow me on twitter @mslavieri


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