Vlad Catrinescu

Vlad Catrinescu

Product Evangelist at Valo Intranet

Vlad is a SharePoint and Office 365 Consultant specializing in SharePoint and SharePoint Online deployments as well as hybrid scenarios. As a Pluralsight Author, Microsoft Certified Trainer and recognized international speaker, Vlad has helped thousands of users and IT Pros across the globe to better understand and to get the most out of SharePoint.

Vlad is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in SharePoint since 2013 and has his own blog at http://VladTalksTech.com/ and he often shares his knowledge by speaking at local conferences and community events. Vlad also blogs at CMSWire as well as Computerworld and is often featured in other Microsoft sites such as Redmond Channel Partner.

Current sessions

[Full Day Workshhop] Becoming a master Power User in SharePoint and Office 365

Join Vlad Catrinescu (MVP) for a day to help master your role as a Power User for SharePoint and Office 365.

You may have discovered what features make up SharePoint and Office 365, what they do, and what value they provide. But do you know how to best use them and the optimal way to implement them?

This full day tutorial not only covers what features you have, but helps you learn how to use SharePoint and Office 365 as well as everything around them to best benefit your organization and empower you as a Power User.

Topics include:
• Inside Out of a Team Site (Lists, Libraries, Content Types, Site Columns, Web Parts etc…)
• Deep Dive into Search
• Leveraging capabilities like PowerApps to build mobile apps and forms as well as workflows
• Basics of Microsoft Power Automate workflows
• Learning Dashboards with PowerBI connected to SharePoint


[Half Day Workshop] Building the Ultimate Modern SharePoint Intranet in 3 hours!

Gone are the days where an Intranet project takes years. With the rapid release cycle of SharePoint , you can start your SharePoint Intranet based on modern team, and communication sites in just three hours. Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Sebastien Levert for this half day workshop, to learn how to integrate the different pieces of Office 365 as the building blocks of your Intranet. This art-of-the-possible workshop will cover multiple Office 365 tools such as Flow, PowerApps, Communication Sites, Team Sites, Site Designs, Branding and show you what you can do Out of the box, what are the limitations, and how to workaround those limitations


[Session] Practical Steps for Migrating Shares to Office 365

If you still have shares and want to move them to Office 365, you are not alone! Organizations want to take advantage of all the benefits Office 365 has to offer, but where do you begin? Can you just "lift and shift" and be done with it?

In this session, you will learn how you can effectively analyze and migrate your shares to Office 365. We will show how to navigate the common issues with share migrations, how to discover business processes dependent on shares, and get you started on the migration journey.

Join Microsoft MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Daniel Glenn in this session inspired by real-world use cases to learn how to successfully migrate your shares to the cloud and get the most out of your Office 365 deployment.


[Full Day Workshop] Configuring and Managing Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups

With over 180 million monthly active users of Office 365 and Microsoft Teams being used by over 500 thousand organizations in less than two years after it’s release, it’s important for any Office 365 administrator to know how to properly configure and manage Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups. This workshop will teach IT administrators how to fully manage Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups in the enterprise and configure it to their specific enterprise needs. We will start with the basic architecture of Teams and Office 365 Groups, cover basic management, as well as advanced topics such as External Sharing, Governance, Lifecycle Management and more! This workshop will cover everything you need to know about Teams and Office 365 Groups, except the voice aspect.


[Full Day Workshop] Discover SharePoint & Office 365 - The Ultimate Starter Kit

This one-day workshop aims to demystify SharePoint, Microsoft Teams & Office 365 overall. You often see and hear about them at a high-level overview but never in detail. It will go through these in detail, using some real-world applications context when possible. This will be very helpful regardless if you have migrated, planning to or still evaluating the value it could bring.

Here are some of the things that will be covered:
• Figuring out how collaboration works now
• How to plan your information architecture in Office 365
• Differences from Classic to Modern SharePoint
• Office 365 Groups and the new membership model
• Search Experiences to drive dynamic content
• How features actually work and their limitations

As well as some insights into what's coming and how it will impact you and your organization.

A very valuable workshop whether you have experience with SharePoint in the past or starting new, see what you can do.

This is your starter kit to ramp up your knowledge of what's in your cloud platform and how they can be leveraged within your organization.


[Session] How To Automate Your Modern SharePoint Site Provisioning Solution

Creating modern SharePoint sites only takes a second but what if you want to customize or control that process? It can be a challenge to keep up with all the sites in an organization and can affect support and governance a SharePoint environment. In this session, we will learn how to use Microsoft’s latest tools such as Site Designs, Site Scripts, PnP Site Provisioning, PowerApps and Flow to create a full Site provisioning system with custom templates, custom branding and easy approval before creation!


[Keynote] The foundation of your digital workplace is not just Office 365; it’s you!

How people work is changing, and a digital revolution is underway! Simply migrating to Office 365 doesn’t automatically mean you have deployed the famous Digital Workplace! Microsoft released multiple tools to make your move to the Digital Workplace a reality, but how do those tools work together to build the digital workplace? This keynote will attempt to answer the age-old question of what the Digital Workplace is, and how you along with Office 365 are the foundation for it.


[Half Day Workshop] Managing SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

With over 180 million monthly active users of Office 365 and SharePoint getting a 60% growth in the last year, it is one of the most used enterprise tools across the globe. This Half Day Workshop will teach IT administrators how to fully manage SharePoint Online as well as OneDrive for Business, from basics such as Site Collections to more advanced services such as search, retention, and automation!


[Full Day Workshop] SharePoint Administration Day Camp

Are you a SharePoint Server administrator looking to up your game? If the answer is yes then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, we will cover important foundational on-premises topics like farm architecture, optimization, and of course configuring SharePoint to fit your needs and requirements. We will then learn what a hybrid environment is, how to configure a hybrid farm and where each workload should go. Finally, we will look at the different ways you can migrate content to SharePoint Online using the latest Microsoft provided tools. If you’re interested in Microsoft Certifications, this workshop will cover most of the topics of the MS-301 Deploying SharePoint Server Hybrid Microsoft exam!


[Sponsored Session] Top 10 feature trends to make you fall in love with you intranet

Do you feel like no one is currently using your intranet? Have you ever asked the question "Do you love you intranet" to your users? At Valo, we know your struggle and would love to help you out with the success of your internal communication portal.

Join the 2 Microsoft MVPs and Valo Product Evangelists Vlad Catrinescu and Sébastien Levert on a journey to discover how you can leverage the top 10 feature trends of intranet platforms to finally have the successful intranet you've always been dreaming about!


[Session] Trois workflows indispensables avec Microsoft Flow

L'automatisation des processus est l'un des avantages les plus recherchés de SharePoint. Dans cette session, nous utiliserons Microsoft Flow pour créer trois exemples concrets de processus que vous pouvez automatiser en utilisant Microsoft Flow!


[Session] Integrating SharePoint and Office Online Server

Office Online Server (formerly known as Office Web Apps) allows your users to view and edit Office Documents directly in the browser, without having to download them locally as well as enables the Durable Links functionality with SharePoint Server 2016. Lastly, since Excel Services is not part of SharePoint 2016 anymore, Office Online Server is mandatory in order to enable Business Intelligence features in SharePoint Server 2016. In this session, we will look more in detail at what Office Online Server is, best practices on how to install it and how to design an Office Online Server Farm. We will also learn how to properly integrate it with SharePoint Server 2016, and lastly, what features it can bring to other Office Servers products such as Exchange and Skype for Business.


[Session] Deep Dive into designing a SharePoint 2019 Physical Architecture

SharePoint Server 2019 is the latest release of SharePoint Server and includes awesome features for business users, but quite a few changes for SharePoint IT Professionals. New features such as MinRole, combined with new requirements such as mandatory Office Online Server configuration for Business Intelligence, will change the way that SharePoint Administrators will design their SharePoint farm. In this course, you will learn how to design your SharePoint Server 2019 Farm according to your business needs and Microsoft Best Practices.


[Session] Getting Started with PowerShell for Office 365

Take your Office 365 Administrator skills further by learning to automate repetitive tasks using the magic of PowerShell. In this session, you will learn how to use PowerShell for Office 365, and we will focus on SharePoint online. A basic understanding of PowerShell is recommended to get the most out of this session!


[Session]Advanced PowerShell For Office 365

Know the basics of PowerShell for Office 365 but want to take it further? In this session, we will look at some awesome real-life examples of how PowerShell can make our life as an admin easier, and at quite a few things that cannot be done from the User Interface! This session requires you to have basic knowledge of PowerShell for Office 365.


[Session] Three Must-Have Workflows with Microsoft Flow

Process automation is one of the most wanted benefits that SharePoint offers. In this session, we will use Microsoft’s preferred workflow tool: Microsoft Flow and look at three real-life examples of processes that you can automate by using Microsoft Flow!


[Session] Five PowerShell reports every Office 365 admin needs to have

PowerShell not only gives administrators access to all of the settings in Office 365, it makes it easy to connect to multiple services and gather information to create useful reports.

In this session, we look at five reports every Office 365 administrator needs to have in their toolbox!


[Session] Enable Secure External Sharing for the Office 365 Administrator

Does the idea of your users sharing content externally keep you up at night? Join Vlad Catrinescu in this demo-filled session to learn what security controls Office 365 and SharePoint Online offer in order to enable users to securely share content in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams


[Session] Migrating to SharePoint Online using Microsoft Tools

Most organizations today still have file shares, or SharePoint content that they would like to migrate to the cloud. Sure, there are a ton of 3rd party tools out there, but can you do a full migration using only Microsoft tools? Join me in this 75-minute session to learn what are the different methods you can use to migrate to SharePoint Online!


[Session] What do YOU get from SharePoint Hybrid?

Every time you see a blog post about SharePoint 2019, you see the word hybrid. But what exactly is a hybrid infrastructure and what features does the business user get? In this session, we will look at SharePoint Hybrid from a business user point of view to understand what features we get out of it. We will look at Hybrid Sites, Hybrid Search, Hybrid Taxonomy and more!


[Session] Creating Approval flows with Microsoft Power Automate

Microsoft Power Automate makes creating workflows easy, and Approvals are the most common type of workflow that users need! Join this session to understand Microsoft Power Automate workflows by looking at real scenarios, as well as taking them to the next level by creating automatic reminders and more!


Past and future events

SharePoint Fest DC 2021

8 May 2021 - 12 May 2021
Washington, D.C., United States

TechMentor Microsoft HQ 2020

3 Aug 2020 - 7 Aug 2020
Redmond, Washington, United States

SharePoint Fest Chicago 2019

9 Dec 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
Chicago, Illinois, United States

SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities

16 Nov 2019

aOS Monaco - 26/09/2019

25 Sep 2019
Monaco, , Monaco

SharePoint Fest Seattle 2019

19 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
Seattle, Washington, United States

Office 365 & SharePoint Saturday Nashville

15 Jun 2019
Nashville, Tennessee, United States

SharePoint Fest DC 2019

29 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019
Washington, D.C., United States

SharePoint Fest Chicago

3 Dec 2018 - 7 Dec 2018
Chicago, Illinois, United States

SharePoint Saturday Vienna 2018

30 Nov 2018
Vienna, Austria

SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2018

19 Oct 2018
Brussels, Brussels Capital, Belgium

Modern Workplace Conference Paris 2018

15 Oct 2018 - 17 Oct 2018
Paris, Île-de-France, France

TechMentor Redmond 2018

GETTING STARTED WITH POWERSHELL FOR OFFICE 365
ADVANCED POWERSHELL FOR OFFICE 365
6 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Redmond, Washington, United States

MVPDays Online July 2018

18 Jul 2018
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Office 365 Saturday Montreal 2018

2 Jun 2018
Montréal, Quebec, Canada

SharePoint/Office365 Saturday Utah 2018

3 Feb 2018

SharePoint Saturday New York City 2017

29 Jul 2017