Ben Stegink

Information & Communications Technology

Office 365 Office 365 SharePoint Productivity Microsoft Office365 SharePoint Office 365 SQL Server SharePoint SharePoint Online PowerShell Autmoation with PowerShell

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Ben Stegink

Microsoft Cloud Architect

Ben is the owner and chief consultant at Intelligink, where he focuses on the Microsoft Cloud, Office 365 and Azure. He has worked with SharePoint for more than 10 years and Office 365 for more than 5 years. Since starting Intelligink, he has done work for professional sports organizations, government organizations, and organizations ranging in size from as few as 25 employees up to organizations of several thousand employees spread around the globe. He is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer delivery both in-person and virtual training.

Ben is one of the co-hosts the MS Cloud IT Pro Podcast where he discusses the latest technologies in the Microsoft Office 365 and Azure space from an IT Pro point of view. You can find him on twitter @benstegink or online at

Current sessions

Your Microsoft 365 Environment by the Numbers

No matter what company you work for or what industry you’re in, you probably find yourself in a scenario where someone wants a report about something in Microsoft 365. It could be around Email, SharePoint, Licensing, User Activity, or anything else in Microsoft 365. In this session, we'll look at 2 aspects of reporting in Microsoft 365. We'll start off by looking at what's immediately available in Microsoft 365 from a reporting perspective. This doesn't require building anything or really doing much outside of maybe clicking a button to enable some functionality. These reports and the data are just there for you to grab and consume. Secondly, we'll look at extending the reporting in Microsoft 365 by building our own reporting solution. This will be a 100% cloud-based reporting solution leveraging. Azure, PowerShell, and PowerBI. The only "code" we'll use in creating this solution will be some PowerShell scripts. You'll leave this session with both the knowledge of what reports are available in Office 365 as well as how you can return to your organization and build your own custom Microsoft 365 Reporting dashboard.

Why Microsoft 365 admin need to understand Azure too

So you're a Microsoft 365 admin, or maybe just an Office 365 admin. But do you understand Azure? Do you know about Azure AD? Intune? Azure Advanced Threat Protection? Azure Information Protection? Cloud App Security? Azure Logic Apps, Azure Automation? These are all services that live in Azure, that either come with Microsoft 365 or can be used to enhance your Office 365 experience. Microsoft 365/Office 365 Admins will learn why they need to be familiar with Azure as well.

Top 10 Microsoft 365 Security Best Practices Every Organization Should Implement

In this fast-paced session, I'll take you through my top 10 security best practices when it comes to Microsoft 365. While Microsoft secures a portion of their cloud, there is still responsibility and configuration you need to do within your tenant. We'll take a look at everything from simply what they are to what licensing considerations might come into play to why you should implement them. You'll come away from this session with specific security improvements you can make in your organization's Microsoft 365 environment to improve the security of your tenant and the data contained within it!

The ins and outs of identity in Azure

Join me for this session as we dive into identity in Azure. When working with the Microsoft cloud, identity is a core service. Without it, nothing would work. So, we'll start in the center of Azure Identity by looking at Azure Active Directory (Azure AD or AAD), the functionality it contains, adding users to it, and best practices around securing that core service. As we dive into the Azure identity space, we'll also take a brief look at some other identity services when it comes to Azure. We'll look briefly at Azure Active Directory Directory Service (Azure AD DS) and Azure B2C and how those fit into the Azure Identity story as well. We hope you'll join us for this trip in, out, and around Azure Identity.

Governing Microsoft 365 with the Power Platform

Microsoft 365 has the potential to result in sprawl, especially when it comes to things like SharePoint and Teams. Maybe you want to put a request or approval process in place for this. There also may be other aspects of your Microsoft 365 environment that you want to track and report on over time. For example, you may wish to report on the number of files in a SharePoint site, the size of user mailboxes, the number of Teams, and other details about them.

We'll walk you through how to take services within the Power Platform and services within Microsoft 365 and combine them to create your own governance platform. In this demo-heavy session, you'll come away with ideas about how to combine the Power Platform with Microsoft 365 to create your own governance solution!

Deploying Microsoft 365: Soup to Nuts

In this workshop, you'll learn everything you may possibly need to know about deploying Microsoft 365 (Yes, this is Office 365, EMS, and Windows 10) to your organization - ok, or at least almost everything. It's a lot to cover in 8 hours! Maybe you're just considering the Microsoft cloud for your organization. Or maybe you're partway through your deployment and want to make sure you're on the right track. Maybe you've already rolled out Microsoft 365 and just want to learn about what's new or ask questions about something your struggling with, this session is for you.

We'll cover topics ranging from standing up a brand-new Office 365 tenant or migrating from an existing platform, including Exchange, SharePoint, and best practices around Microsoft Teams. We'll discuss deploying Office 365 ProPlus to your end-users as well as how to configure Azure AD Connect and ADFS. You'll learn how to secure your data end-to-end with Enterprise Mobility & Security and Windows 10.

As we go through these topics it won't just be slides, we'll spend time in demos that involve both the GUI, PowerShell, and even the Office 365 CLI. We'll also talk about our own experiences both deploying and maintaining Microsoft 365 within various organizations, best practices you should follow, and pitfalls to avoid. This will be a workshop with a ton of great content and you'll walk away with a solid base of knowledge about all things Microsoft 365.

​How to defend against the ticking time bomb of content sprawl in Microsoft 365

Sprawl in Microsoft 365 is real. Microsoft Teams, SharePoint Online, Microsoft 365 Groups all have the ability to lead to uncontrolled growth with a Microsoft 365 environment. So what can you as an administrator do about it to facilitate growth and productivity in your environment in a logical and controlled way?

Maybe you already have sprawl you want to get under control, or maybe you're just getting going and want to defend against it happening in your environment. In this session, we'll dive headfirst into the governance of your Microsoft 365 environment and how you can defend against it. We'll showcase tools that are all a part of the Microsoft 365 environment so that with minimal work, you can go away empowered with the information you need successfully protect your environment from sprawl.

Stay in control of Teams, don't let your users run wild!

Microsoft Teams is the fastest-growing business application in Microsoft's history. Guess what? that also might mean it's the fastest growing business application in your organization! It's also predicted to be the second-biggest workplace chat app by 2020, second only to Skype for Business as it's already passed up Slack and Google Hangouts. However, Microsoft Teams is even more than just a chat app, and with this growth there is also a need for some control, especially considering the breadth of Microsoft Teams beyond just a "chat app". Join me for this session as we look at how you can encourage the use of Teams, but also not let your user run while and turn your Microsoft 365 Teams environment into the wild, wild west.

Past and future events

The North American Collaboration Summit 2020

28 Sep 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
Branson, Missouri, United States

Global Azure Bootcamp 2019 Jacksonville

27 Apr 2019
Jacksonville, Florida, United States

The North American Collaboration Summit 2019

14 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019
Branson, Missouri, United States