Microsoft 365 PnP Weekly - Episode 153 - Sudha Narayanan

Published Feb 15 2022 12:18 AM 1,960 Views



In this installment of the weekly discussion revolving around the latest news and topics on Microsoft 365, hosts – Vesa Juvonen (Microsoft) | @vesajuvonen, Waldek Mastykarz (Microsoft) | @waldekm are joined by Redmond, Washington, US-based Senior Program Manager in the OneDrive and SharePoint organization responsible of the Power Platform integration, Sudha Narayanan (Microsoft).


Topics discussed in this session:

  • Sudha’s present Program Manager role in OneDrive SharePoint (ODSP) team is focused on automations and visualizations (Power Platform integration).  Previously worked as Developer/Analyst in Viva Topics, SharePoint Syntex and Azure DevOps.   
  • Role of a Microsoft Program Manager – solve problems and change the world.  Working with customers and engineers, focusing on a specific problem area, and bringing capabilities from across Microsoft to address these opportunities.      
  • Career progression spanning several organizations both in India and US.   
  • How got to Microsoft – computer Science engineering graduate, developer, curiosity, speaking with customers, shadowing, taking a chance and working on a problem, moving a few times, finding supportive managers and knowing your superpowers.
  • Differences in the Azure Dev Ops and ODSP orgs.   Process adherence and leadership transparency.    
  • Cultural revelations both in countries and in organizations.  Very open career conversations in US.  Microsoft – “fine, you do you.”    Worldwide attitude - get happiness from your work.
  • Advice to woman in IT.   Constantly look for people (plural) to look up to and go talk to them.   Learn to learn.   Value yourself and ask for what you are worth.  

We also covered 17 articles published by Microsoft and the PnP Community over the last week. 


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This session was recorded on Monday, February 14, 2022.   Enjoy the show. 



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