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The Intrazone, episode 15: “Pop! goes Funko!”

In this episode, we follow up with Funko Inc. one year after Microsoft's team + MVPs swooped in for an intranet makeover: SharePoint Swoop. Hear from Funko's Kurt Dicus, VP of IT, and Scott Christensen, SharePoint Consultant, as well their product development team called The Shire to find out about all they have implemented since November 2017. And it’s a lot; more use of SharePoint, PowerApps, Flow – expanding their intranet out to more divisions and new products (like FunkO’s cereal).

 

We also talk with Sean Squires, senior program manager on the SharePoint engineering team, and Bob German, Partner Technology Architect, about how they helped create a custom SharePoint site design behind the scenes during the filming days of Swoop.

 

Funko put the tech under their toys and kept growing their intranet in lockstep with the fast pace of their business. Prepare to be swooped, re-swooped and #SharePointSwoop’ed like never before!

 

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Intrazone-logo_banner.jpgThe Intrazone is your bi-weekly conversation and interview podcast hosted by the SharePoint team.

Intrazone-015_Follow-up-with-Funko_hosts-guests-faces-names.jpgPop!ped Left to right, top to bottom: Kurt Dicus – VP of IT (Funko) [guest], Michelle Mauro – technical project manager (Funko) [guest], Trisha Cunningham – senior business analyst (Funko) [guest], Scott Christensen – SharePoint administrator (Funko), Sean Squires – senior program manager (SharePoint/Microsoft), Bob German – partner technical architect (Microsoft) [guest], Mark Kashman – senior product manager (SharePoint/Microsoft) [co-host], Chris McNulty – senior product manager (SharePoint/Microsoft) [co-host], and Freddy Funko – mascot (Wacky Wobbler/Funko) [guest].

 

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The SharePoint team wants you to Pop! your creativity and productivity. And we will do this, together, one episode at a time. And keep scrolling to see the BIG, INCREDIBLE question… #SPMonkeyvHulk … for your chance to win a SharePoint hat and socks combo.

 

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Intrazone-logo_square.jpgThe Intrazone, a show about the SharePoint intelligent intranet; aka.ms/TheIntranzone.

Prize giveaway

Who would win, SharePoint Monkey or the Incredible Hulk? Let me know (@mkashman) how and why on Twitter using the hashtag: #SPMonkeyvHulk. That will enter you in for a chance to win a SharePoint hat and socks combo [Note: this contest is now closed. Winner = Hilde Depauw (@DepauwHilde).

 

SharePoint-monkey-v-Hulk.jpgThe Incredible Hulk battling with The SharePoint Monkey for balance in the world of productivity at Funko Inc. (Everett, WA).

4 Comments
Occasional Contributor

I'm voting for the SP Hulk.  

 

Cheers,

SP Hulk

Microsoft

Hi @Scott Christensen - that's a pretty solid bet! - Mark (thinking I may be "SharePoint Spidey" ;)).

Occasional Contributor

I'm certain i can make you a sweet SharePoint logo with web's on it....<slinging SharePoint 'web's and solutions all over the place....climbing the Funko HQ building and getting into trouble...>  It's SharePoint Spidey :).

 

I like it.

 

SP Hulk

SPHulk But SPMonkey is very Intelligent he will jump and runaway and make funny faces