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Chief Technology Strategist

Stephen is Chief Technology Strategist at He is a highly experienced marketing manager with a track record of helping the world’s top businesses achieve their goals. For 14 years, he led Microsoft deployment, adoption, and usage of Windows, Office, OneDrive, and Teams and Co-Pilot for IT professionals worldwide using technical marketing, public speaking, community, and human connection. Stephen currently holds over 15 Microsoft and CompTIA technical certifications.


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How to Manage Data Governance When Scaling A.I. Solutions

Last Update: Jul 02, 2024

In this episode of UnplugIT, Michelle Caldwell, who is the founder of Synozur Alliance, a strategy and design consulting firm, says that one of the things that keeps her up at night is how to help customers deal with data and content governance, especially when they scale up their use of AI. Michelle talks about…

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What’s On The Minds of IT Pros: Unlocking the Power of Copilot Prompts

In this episode of UnplugIT, host Stephen Rose attends the Microsoft 365 Community Conference in Orlando and he asks D’arce Reid, Head of Experience Design at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, ‘what keeps her up at night?’.

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Top 20 Features in the New Microsoft Teams and Outlook

Last Update: Jun 11, 2024

In this episode of UnplugIT, hosts Darrell Webster and Stephen Rose delve into the latest updates and features in the new Microsoft Teams and Outlook clients. The discussion begins with an overview of Teams’ global rollout and the various enhancements aimed at aligning it more closely with Outlook, such as drag-and-drop calendar support and new…

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Unlocking the Secrets of App Security with Expert Sean Hurley

Last Update: May 10, 2024

In this episode of UnplugIT, Stephen Rose talks to IT expert and technology engineer Sean Hurley about how to secure apps in the cloud. Hackers have increased their activity and creativity in trying to access and exploit user data through apps. IT needs to think like a hacker and implement security controls for apps, especially…

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Teams Premium vs. Copilot: Battle of Workplace AI Productivity Titans!

Last Update: Mar 21, 2024

In this episode, Stephen Rose and Darrell Webster discuss the differences between Teams Premium and Copilot in Teams, including their features, similarities, and differences. They also answer common questions about which one to use and when. Transcript Hey everybody, welcome to another episode of Unplug IT. I’m your host, Stephen Rose. Thanks for joining. Today,…

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UnplugIT – Neurodiversity and Mental Health in IT with Stephen Rose and Paul Thurrott

Last Update: Mar 19, 2024

In this week’s episode, Stephen Rose and Paul Thurrott talk about mental health in IT and their own personal journeys discovering and managing mental health issues. Whether you think you might be neurodivergent or just want to understand the challenges and benefits for those whose brains are wired differently, check out their interesting chat. Transcript…

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UnplugIT – 10 Things to Know Before Deploying Copilot

Last Update: Mar 19, 2024

In this episode, Stephen talks to new co-host Darrell Webster about the 10 most important things you should know before using Copilot in your organization. 💪 Thanks to this episode’s sponsor: PowerApps911 Transcript Hey, everybody. Welcome to UnplugIT. I’m your host, Stephen Rose. Thanks for joining us. I’ve been on the road for the past…

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UnplugIT – IT Lessons Learned From The House of Mouse

Last Update: Mar 19, 2024

With over 25 years of experience leading IT for one of the largest organizations in the world, Tim Aberle shares his experiences on what he shares with every IT Pro who comes to him looking to leverage and experience. 🎬 Watch Petri’s GET-IT Microsoft Teams Day conference (On-Demand): 💪 Thanks to this episode’s sponsor: PowerApps911…

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Maximizing Productivity: Harnessing the NEW OneDrive and AI for Collaboration

Maximizing Productivity: Harnessing the NEW OneDrive and AI for Collaboration

Dive into the evolving landscape of workplace technology with our in-depth discussion on leveraging the new Microsoft OneDrive and the latest AI tools for superior collaboration and efficiency. In this video, Stephen speaks to Shari L Oswald and they explore the cutting-edge capabilities that these technologies offer, including seamless online integration, advanced security features, and…

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UnplugIT – How Microsoft Copilot Will Transform Work: With Karuana Gatimu (Principal PM for Teams and AI)

Last Update: Mar 05, 2024

Microsoft Copilot is a game-changer for productivity and creativity. It allows you to have a natural language conversation with your computer and get insights, answers, and suggestions for your work. But how do you prepare for this new way of interacting with technology? How do you ensure the safety and ethics of AI? And how…

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