Matti Paukkonen

Matti Paukkonen

Microsoft Cloud & AI Lead | Microsoft MVP, M365 Apps & Services

Kuopio, Finland


In my role, I'm helping customers to gain more of their tools and effectively utilize technology supporting daily work-life. I'm a versatile professional always learning new, sharing knowledge, and going forward. Hosting workshops, solving problems, and designing solutions are near my heart. When adopting a new service or a technology, I need to get my hands dirty first and try it out.

On the community side, I'm co-organizing Teams Community Finland, which is Microsoft Teams-focused community for all Teams fanatics, end-user, developers, and consultants in Finland. I'm also active in Microsoft communities and speaking at events.


Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft 365
  • PowerShell
  • SharePoint
  • Microsoft Viva
  • Copilot
  • Copilot for M365

Manage and Follow Your OKR's with Viva Goals

Objectives and key results (OKRs) is a goal-setting framework originally introduced by Andrew Growe in the 1970s. The framework has been used to support success of many large enterprises, like Google, Intel, and the Gates Foundation. Viva Goals is a tool to manage, follow and update an organization's OKRs.

In this session, we will take a look at the basics of the OKR framework, what implementing OKRs means to an organization, and how Viva Goals is used for managing OKRs. We will explore the features of Viva Goals, how to set it up for your organization, and what integrations are currently available.

After this session, you will understand what OKRs are and how you can start using Viva Goals to implement OKRs in your organization.

App Governance in Microsoft 365 - Wild, Wild West or Staying In Control

Microsoft 365 is a platform for apps. Extending Teams and SharePoint with modern app development practices is quite common, and both offer already hundreds of third-party, ready-made solutions in their stores. Microsoft 365 user identity allows also using lots of third-party SaaS apps. Modern apps are easy to deploy, and in most cases require just a couple of clicks, and the new app is deployed to the whole organization or to a single user.
When a new app is deployed, some permissions are always required. User sign-in information and a small portion of the user's identity are required always for single sign-on, but an app can require wider permission set for accessing users' or organizations' data. This brings one threat factor, which requires governance.
Is the user really aware of what happens when he/she approve permission for a new app? Should there be some level of control over what apps are used in the organization?
In this session I will cover the management of apps in Teams and SharePoint, how organizations can govern apps and have a centralized way to publish apps to users, and what basic app security settings organizations should consider in their cloud environment.

#TeamsFi - Teams Community Finland meeting in Finnish.

Finnish Microsoft Teams community meets in this session "Bring your best Teams meeting tips". All Finnish speaking attendees are welcome!
Tuo parhaat vinkkisi ja käytäntösi Teams & online-kokouksiin! Keskustellaan & jaetaan hyväksi todettuja toimintatapoja osallistujille.

Link to session: https://teamsnation.rocks/Room7

How to manage apps in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a platform for apps. There are several ways to bring apps available to your users and users can even bring their own apps to the environment.
Should there be some governance as well?

In this session, we will take a look at how to manage and publish apps to your users, how to bring your organization's custom apps to Teams and what are app templates. We will explore Teams settings for apps, Teams app policies, and recent app store functionalities.

At the end of this session, you will understand the capabilities to manage apps in Teams and what are the options to bring custom apps to Teams.

Control team privacy and external sharing of documents with sensitivity labels

Besides email and documents, sensitivity labels can be also used to protect content in Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 Groups and SharePoint sites. This container-level classification supports controlling team privacy and guest access, external sharing on SharePoint, and access from unmanaged devices.

This session covers an overview of sensitivity labels, how to enable container-level classification and what to consider when planning container-level labels. All configuration options and features are demonstrated in live Microsoft 365 environment, so attendees can also familiarize themselves with available tools.

What is the current story with team templates

Creating a new team from a template on Microsoft Teams and management of templates in Microsoft Teams Admin Center were released generally available during last autumn.
Templating have been already available on Microsoft Graph API for a couple of years and templates have been used on customized solutions utilizing for example Power Automate, Azure Logic Apps or Azure Functions.
In this session I will go though what is the current status of native features and roadmap ahead in Teams clients and Teams admin center, what are current option for team templating, and what is available on Microsoft Graph.

Control and enable efficient usage with Microsoft Teams policies

Microsoft Teams is continuously evolving and new features are landing in rapid phase. With Teams policies, administrators can control and, most importantly, enable efficient usage of Teams.

In this session we go through Teams policies, policy packages, policy assignments to users and groups and required tools.

Session in a nutshell:
- Overview of different Teams policies
- What are policy packages
- Targeting policies to users and groups
- Needed tools with demos

Target audience: IT administrators, consultants
Duration: 45 minutes

M365 Chicago - A Salute to Services! Sessionize Event

November 2022

Scottish Summit 2022 Sessionize Event

June 2022 Glasgow, United Kingdom

Teams Nation 2022 Sessionize Event

March 2022

M365 Below in Chicago! Sessionize Event

January 2022

M365 Saturday Bangalore 2021 Sessionize Event

December 2021

Teams Nation 2021 Sessionize Event

May 2021

Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon Sessionize Event

April 2021

Teams Day Online 3 Sessionize Event

April 2021

M365 Saturday Pune 2021 Sessionize Event

March 2021

TeamsFest | October 2020 Sessionize Event

October 2020

Microsoft Techdays 2020 Sessionize Event

March 2020 Helsinki, Finland

Matti Paukkonen

Microsoft Cloud & AI Lead | Microsoft MVP, M365 Apps & Services

Kuopio, Finland


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