Ståle Hansen

Office 365 OneNote Microsoft Teams Skype for Business Autmoation with PowerShell Technical Deep Dives Keynotes Productivity Microsoft 365

Oslo, Norway

Ståle Hansen

CEO and Principal Cloud Architect at CloudWay, RD, MVP

Ståle Hansen is the Founder and Principal Cloud Architect at CloudWay. He is awarded as Microsoft Regional Director and Office Apps and Services MVP with over a decade of experience with Skype for Business and is now focused on hybrid Office 365. In 2018 he received an honorary award from Microsoft Norge for his longtime commitment for knowledge-sharing.

His core competence is to explain complex scenarios and make them understandable by combining technical insight and business value. He loves to share his understanding as blogger since 2009 and as a highly rated trainer with the custom-made Microsoft 365 MasterClass. He is a co-author of the book "Office 365 for IT Pros" and you can follow his YouTube channel on OneNote LifeHacks. He is regularly invited to share his experience at international conferences such as TechEd, Microsoft Ignite, ExpertsLive and Techmentor.

Current sessions

OneNote LifeHack: 5 steps for succeeding with personal productivity

So you are using OneNote as your primary note taking tool? Without structure you might lose track of all your notes. This session is about how to get structured using OneNote to dump all your thoughts, ideas, emails and notes that are either actionable or something you want to find later and use it as the only task scheduling tool as well. MVP Ståle Hansen shows you five steps to get started with a robust framework from using sections correct, your mobile to take notes on the go, Microsoft Flow to send email to OneNote from any device and the Pomodoro Technique to prioritize and induce flow in a busy workday. The magic is to collect all information in one section regardless of platform, the collection section. Join this session on getting structured with OneNote. 


Everything you need to know about calling in Microsoft Teams

Learn how to design for cloud voice when Microsoft is switching from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams as the primary client for meetings and conversations. You will learn the current state of calling in Microsoft Teams and when you will still use the Skype for Business client. You will also learn how to connect your own siptrunk with Direct Routing

Will be updated with all new capabilities released at the time the talk is presented


Understand and succeed with call quality in Office 365

Learn about the optimal media path Microsoft Teams and why it matters. Make sure you understand the Cloud Voice planning material in FastTrack. Look in to trending call quality for individual subnets using Call Quality Dashboard (CQD), troubleshoot individual calls using Call Analytics and get a greater understanding of why Certifified for Skype for Business devices is the only option for end-users.


Everything on Cloud Recording and broadcasting of meetings in Microsoft Teams

In-depth session on cloud recording and broadcasting of meetings in Microsoft Teams. The session focuses on succeeding with small team meetings to large meetings with remote and on-site audiences. We will also look at network impact of streaming and how to plan and optimize the network footprint and Microsoft Stream impact.

This session will go in-depth on cloud recording, Microsoft stream, Teams Meeting Broadcast, network scaling, where meetings are hosted, media path and best practices on ensuring meeting success


Microsoft 365 Explained

Wondering what Microsoft 365 really is? You will leave this session understanding the different SKU's and why you should focus on Enterprise even for small companies. You will learn how to sell it internally in your organization, pitch it to customers or understand the technical requirements as a consultant. MVP Ståle Hansen will share from his experience as Office 365 sales coach and as architect with deep knowledge on how the components fits together. This session is a great place to get started with Microsoft 365.


How to control Microsoft Teams like a boss

Join this session to take control of Microsoft Teams using PowerShell. Learn how to take control Teams creation, deletion and restore. We will dive in to guest access and take a look on how to archive Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups. You will leave this session feeling enlightened on controlling all facets of Microsoft Teams

Will always be updated based on the current best practices for working and controlling Microsoft Teams


Current state of Microsoft Teams Administration

New abilities to administer Microsoft Teams pops up continuously and changes on a monthly basis. This session teaches you the current best practice on automating Teams lifecycle, reporting in PowerBI and dependencies. Join this session get a jumpstart on administering Teams like a boss

This session is continuously updated and will use current techniques and possibilities for each time it is held.


How to set up hybrid and migrate everything to Office 365

MVP Ståle Hansen has spent the last two years with locked down on-premises only Exchange and Skype for Business servers moving to hybrid for customers on their way to Teams. Been the lead architect when migrating files to Teams and figuring out what to migrate where and evaluated Azure Files as a supplement for certain file types. Helping network admins rethink their heavily locked down environments with proxies or maybe no internet access at all. Learn his best practices to do hybrid, coexistence, migrations and network optimizations right and where and how to move files to get the most out of Teams.


Lessons learned when migrating to Teams with Direct Routing and devices

Learn about what worked and what didn't work when I had to migrate a global customer with 700 usrs from Skype for Business Server without doing techpilot or business pilot first. The migration was a success, but there were a lot of gotchas during the process. I will touch on Teams device enrolment, Surface Hubs, the devices portal, Teams telephony, Team call, Auto Attendant and Call Queues. I will also share my top 5 five list of stuff I wish I did before migrating and stuff I want to do tuning the platform moving forward. Join this session to build your confidence for your Teams migration


Structure your personal productivity with Microsoft ToDo and OneNote

Surviving today's information age is about working smarter, not harder. Join this session and learn how to capture all actionable content into Microsoft ToDo and information into the collection section in OneNote across devices. Learn how to process and create the ultimate to-do list which is a great vantage point for focusing on single-tasking and induce deep work and reaching the flow state in a hectic workday. Inspired by the GTD methodology and the Pomodoro technique this session is a great start for two days of learning


Past and future events

TechMentor 2019 at Microsoft HQ

Three talks on Microsoft 365 explained, everything you need to know about calling in Teams and OneNote LifeHacks
5 Aug 2019 - 9 Aug 2019
Redmond, United States

Comms vNext 2019

A talk about everything you need to know about device management in Teams
5 Jun 2019 - 6 Jun 2019
Denver, United States

Experts Live Norway 2019

Co-organizer and one session on Office 365 and hybrid best practices
29 May 2019 - 29 May 2019
Oslo, Norway

Prepare for your own digital transformation

This free one-day workshop is designed to get you thinking about where you are in your life, what you want to focus on tomorrow and how to get there. It is an interactive day with food for thought, discussions and practical tips and tricks to get stuff done.
27 May 2019 - 27 May 2019
Oslo, Norway

Experts Live Café Bergen

Event host and one session on Microsoft 365 explained
15 Apr 2019 - 15 Apr 2019
Bergen, Norway

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour 2019 Milan

Two breakout sessions, one theater session and one workshop on different topics of Microsoft Teams
31 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
Milan, Italy

Microsoft TechSummit Oslo

One very well received session on Smarter teamwork with Microsoft Teams
12 Dec 2018 - 12 Dec 2018
Oslo, Norway

Experts Live Europe 2018

Two sessions on managing Microsoft Teams like a Boss, October edition and sharing my OneNote LifeHacks and personal productivity tips
25 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Prague, Czechia

Microsoft Ignite 2018

Two theater sessions on how to do streaming of Microsoft Teams meetings with Live Events and 20 minutes on OneNote LifeHacks. Also doing a community meetup on Microsoft Teams troubleshooting and telephony discussions
23 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
Orlando, United States

Evolve Conference 2018

Talking about Microsoft 365 Explained for consultants and everything you need to know about Cloud Voice in Office 365
10 Sep 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Techmentor Redmond 2018

Two sessions at Microsoft Headquarters, on controlling and reporting on activity using PowerShell for Microsoft Teams and share his OneNote LifeHacks.
6 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Redmond, United States

MVP Dagen 2018

Keynote and Microsoft Teams administration session
30 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
Oslo, Norway

Nordic Infrastructure Conference 2018

Ståle Hansen talked about Microsoft Teams administration and OneNote productivity
1 Feb 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
Oslo, Norway

Microsoft TechDays Sweden 2017

One session on Everything you need to know about Microsoft Teams and how Office 365 Groups are used
25 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Stockholm, Sweden

UC and Cloud Day UK 2017

One session on Everything you need to know about succeeding with Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams Call Quality
9 Oct 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Microsoft Ignite 2017

Two breakout sessions. LifeHack: Deep Dive, 5 steps for succeeding with personal productivity using Microsoft OneNote and Decipher delegation in Skype for Business Online. Also did a 20 minute theater session on OneNote LifeHacks
24 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Orlando, United States

MVP Community Connect Summer 2017

This is the first time MVP Ståle Hansen did a live session in his OneNote LifeHacks, at MVP Community Connection in Madrid, June 2017. This video has over 120 000 views on YouTube and you should watch it to pick up a LifeHack or two
1 Jun 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Madrid, Spain

MVP Dagen Norway 2017

One day with 11 Norwegian MVPs talking about a practical approach to the Microsoft Cloud. Ståle was part of the organization team and talked about staying productive while doing MFA the correct way.
31 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
Oslo, Norway

Be-Com E-Communications Day 2017

One session on How to work with Call Quality in Skype for Business
3 May 2017 - 3 May 2017
Brussels, Belgium

Nordic Infrastructure Conference 2017

Talked about how I design voice solutions with Skype for Business where I shared my three main design principles in a cloud first world
2 Feb 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
Oslo, Norway

International public speaker since 2012

I have had the honor to share my lessons learned and findings from the field at international conferences since 2012. During that time I have talked at conferences such as Lync Conference, TechEd US and EU, Microsoft Ignite, IT Dev Connections, TechDays Sweden and all the Nordic Infrastructure Conferences ever done. Topics have typically been around Lync and Skype for Business phone number management, Skype for Business voice design and operations. After Office 365 and cloud voice has become more mature my talks has shifted to talk about Call Quality in the cloud, cloud voice design and Microsoft Teams administration and voice. I also have a passion for personal and team productivity where I share how I succeed using OneNote as my tool to get stuff done on a personal and team level. My goal as a speaker is to share my insight in a way that the audience learns something new each and every time. My talks range from level 100 (inspirational keynote) to level 400 deep dive. I love using demos as examples and share how to's using PowerShell.
1 Feb 2012 - 31 Dec 2016