The mission of Practical 365 is to provide relevant, actionable advice on all things Microsoft, straight from the experts themselves. Regular topics will include Office 365, Exchange, PowerShell, Azure, SharePoint, and more.
We aim to make our news, tips and tutorials easy to understand and apply to real-world scenarios, helping our global community of IT professionals to optimize their Microsoft experience, and take advantage of everything that the service has to offer.
This blog started as Exchange Server Pro but evolved into Practical 365 as Microsoft shifted attention toward cloud services.
Original founder Paul Cunningham stepped down in the summer of 2018, and long-time sponsors Quadrotech – specialists in data migration and Office 365 tools – acquired the site to ensure the rich catalog of helpful resources lived on. Then in 2020, Quadrotech was acquired by Quest, and with that came some new available resources to elevate the site even further.
A new editorial team is now in place, with Steve Goodman acting as Chief Editor for Audio/Video; Tony Redmond acting as Editorial Director; Paul Robichaux as Contributing Editor and Natalie Frith as Managing Editor.
Aside from the editorial team, regular contributors of content include Mike Weaver, Vasil Michev, Jeff Guillet, Ragnar Heil, Peter Rising, Patrick van Bemmelen, Damian Scoles, Dominik Hoefling, Paolo Pialorsi, Ru Campbell and others. We continue to seek out new writers who’s perspective, experience, and writing integrity aligns with the site ethos.
Microsoft MVP for Office Servers and Services
Steve works as Principal Technology Strategist for Content and Code, spending his time helping people understand how to best utilize Office 365.
He enjoys getting hands-on, solving some of the more complex problems associated with migrating to the cloud or to newer versions of Exchange Server.
As a six-time Microsoft MVP award recipient, Steve regularly talks at conferences and user groups. He also enjoys recording podcasts and writing articles to share advice.
You can find Steve on Twitter @stevegoodman.
Microsoft MVP for Office Apps and Services
Paul Robichaux, an Office Apps and Services MVP since 2002, leads product development for the Microsoft Platform Management group at Quest, the world leader in Office 365 migration, automation, reporting, and security products.
Paul’s unique background includes stints writing Space Shuttle payload software in FORTRAN, developing cryptographic software for the US National Security Agency, helping giant companies deploy Office 365 to their worldwide users, and writing about and presenting on Microsoft’s software and server products.
Paul’s an enthusiastic (but slow) triathlete, an instrument-rated private pilot, and an occasional blogger (at http://www.paulrobichaux.com) and Twitter (@paulrobichaux)
Microsoft MVP for Office Apps & Services
Tony Redmond runs his own consulting company and is the lead author for the Office 365 for IT Pros eBook (office365itpros.com). He also writes a twice-weekly column covering all things Office 365 on Petri.com. Tony is a frequent speaker at conferences and blends a mixture of executive and technology insight about the topics he covers.
You can find Tony on Twitter @12Knocksinna.
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