Speaker Spotlight: Vesa Juvonen

Speaker Spotlight is your chance to get to know the ESPC22 Speakers! Find out what projects they are most proud of, advice, tips, their favourite films and more!

Introducing Vesa Juvonen

Vesa Juvonen

Vesa Juvonen works as a Principal Program Manager focusing on the community and ecosystem across Microsoft 365. He leads the Microsoft 365 Platform Community (PnP) initiative which is providing tooling, guidance and assistance on adopting recommended patterns for using Microsoft 365.

He has worked in different roles at Microsoft engineering helping on building capabilities in Microsoft 365 and to help customers and partners to use the different features across the platform. Prior moving to engineering, he worked as a Principal Consultant at the Microsoft Services organization, engaging with some of the largest customers in the world.

Please recommend one ESPC22 Session (you can’t pick your own 😊 )

Style your Intranet with a Style Guide by Stefan Bauer. Stefan is by far the most experienced person on the web standards and style models which I have ever met. He is incredibly experiences and skillful on these topics…

Can you briefly discuss a project you are most proud of?

On the open-source side by far my personal favorite is the PnP provisioning engine which was initially thought of already back in 2012 and which is still being used by thousands and thousands of customers each month. It’s been an incredible project with hundreds of community contributors, and it has also span up countless other successful community driven projects and solutions.

What is your favorite film?

Wall-E – Disney

What is the best career or life advice you have received to date?

Sharing is caring!

Can you describe a typical day in Microsoft?

No. There is none. It’s a big company, but the days vary significantly based on where you are getting dragged into. I work directly with numerous organizations and in numerous open-source efforts, so there’s no typical day as such.

Scheduling social media updates, publishing blog posts, reviewing PRs, meeting community members, meeting customers, meeting colleagues, planning product features, planning roadmap, planning community events, building solutions, updating docs, recording guidance videos, preparing presentations, planning feature releases, coordinating development and so much more. I seem to have a complex job – so I am taking things day by day.

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