Celebrating a Decade of Empowering Microsoft 365 Users: The 10th Anniversary Power Hour Show!

We are thrilled to announce that tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of our live YouTube show! A decade of knowledge-sharing, laughter, and exploring the ever-evolving world of Microsoft 365.What started as a simple SharePoint-focused show “SharePoint Power Hour” has blossomed into a dynamic platform that covers all things Microsoft 365, catering specifically to business users and power users who are eager to unlock the true potential of this powerful suite.

Power Hour show live online
Laura Rogers and Joelle Jobson during a live Power Hour show at Microsoft Ignite

A Journey of Transformation

When we embarked on this journey a decade ago, we could have never imagined the incredible transformation our show would undergo. Together with my beloved co-host, Joelle Jobson, we’ve worked at multiple companies together, explored the depths of Microsoft 365, from SharePoint and OneDrive to Microsoft Teams, Power Apps, Power Automate, and everything in between. Our aim has always been to bridge the gap between technical complexities and practical applications, making the Microsoft 365 experience accessible to all.

From the very first “Power Hour” episode to the upcoming 10th-anniversary show, we have had the privilege of connecting with countless incredible individuals who represent businesses, and organizations all over the world that have embraced Microsoft 365 and the cloud. Our diverse community has been the driving force behind our evolution from a SharePoint-centric show to one encompassing the vast expanse of Microsoft 365 solutions. We are deeply grateful for your unwavering support, engaging discussions, and valuable feedback that have helped us shape the course of “Power Hour” over the years.

Gratitude to Our Loyal Viewers

To our devoted Power Hour fans, we extend our deepest gratitude. Your unwavering support, engagement, and feedback have been the driving force behind our commitment to delivering valuable content live on Wednesdays. We take pride in being part of your Microsoft 365 journey, witnessing your growth, and sharing the joy of conquering new challenges.

Join Us for the Power Hour Celebration

The 10th-anniversary show is a milestone we couldn’t have reached without you, our incredible community. To commemorate this momentous occasion, we have prepared a special episode filled with surprises, nostalgic highlights from our early days, and glimpses into the future. Expect insightful discussions, expert tips, and interactive Q&A sessions. As always, we will be chatting in Microsoft Teams.

What to Expect from the 10th Anniversary Show

As we approach this milestone, we want to make our anniversary show extra special, and we’ve prepared an exciting lineup for tomorrow’s broadcast:

  1. Looking Back and Moving Forward: Joelle and Laura will take a nostalgic trip down memory lane, reminiscing about the early days of “SharePoint Power Hour” and the significant milestones that have led to the show’s present form.
  2. Interactive Q&A Session: During the live show, we’ll be hosting an interactive Q&A session and chat as usual. It’s your chance to join in the conversation and our community!
  3. Giveaways and Surprises: What’s a celebration without surprises? Tune in for a chance to win exciting IW Mentor-related goodies and drawings for free training plans and T-shirts.

Date and Time: Mark your calendars for tomorrow’s special live show:
🗓️ Date: 7/26/2023
Time: 11:00 AM Central Time
💬 Chat: Microsoft Teams (when joining for the first time, fill out this form Power Hour Chat Signup

How to Watch: Simply head over to our YouTube channel, WonderLaura, and set a reminder for the upcoming live stream here: Power Hour 10th Anniversary Show. Don’t forget to hit that “Subscribe” button and enable notifications so that you never miss an update.

Thank You, Thank You!

Thanks to Joelle

Our journey wouldn’t have been the same without my wonderful co-host, Joelle Jobson. Her passion for Microsoft 365 and her ability to make even the most intricate topics approachable have been an invaluable asset to the show. Additionally, we’d like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the entire team behind the scenes. Their dedication, technical expertise, and creativity have played a significant role in shaping our show over the years.

Thanks Again for Being a Part of “Power Hour”

As we anticipate the festivities of our 10th anniversary, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to every member of the “Power Hour” community. Whether you’ve been with us from the beginning or recently joined our ranks, or even if you’ve joined our iwmentor.com site for training, your support has been the foundation of our growth and success. We’re excited to continue this journey together, exploring the ever-evolving world of Microsoft 365 and helping you harness its full potential to make your professional lives more productive, collaborative, and fulfilling.

Your Voice Matters

As we look ahead to the next decade, we welcome your ideas and suggestions on topics you’d like us to cover. Our goal is to continue empowering you, the Microsoft 365 community, to make the most of this powerful platform. When you join us in Microsoft Teams, you’ll see that we have an “Ideas” channel where you can submit ideas for future topics.

In Conclusion

Join us tomorrow as we raise a virtual toast to the past ten years and look forward to an exciting future with Microsoft 365. Together, let’s celebrate the accomplishments, the learning, and the friendships that have blossomed through this show. Thank you all for being a part of this wonderful journey!

Here’s a glimpse of what our first episode looked like, with our old team when we worked at Rackspace!

First SharePoint Power Hour show in 2013

Warmest regards,

Laura Rogers, Microsoft MVP & CEO/Founder of IW Mentor – A Microsoft 365 training company
@WonderLaura

P.S. If you have any favorite “Power Hour” memories or topics you’d like us to cover in future shows, share them in the comments below, or over in our Ideas channel in Teams! We’d love to hear from you.

3 comments

  • Gregory Stirewalt

    You have saved my butt and helped many of my co-workers from the early days working with Infopath. Still go your content to see the ture story

  • Hello Laura and Joelle!

    I wanted to express my gratitude for the incredible support you’ve provided from the very beginning. Laura, your Infopath book played a pivotal role in helping me launch a web request system at my workplace. Then, in 2019, when we embraced Power Apps, I successfully converted those systems to the power platform, thanks to your invaluable guidance.

    Your training materials have been my go-to resource for expanding my knowledge and expertise on these platforms, and I frequently use them to help others learn as well. Whenever I demo the systems at work, I always refer to your site as one of the best ways to grasp these technologies.

    Moreover, it was a pleasure meeting you both a few times at small conferences hosted at GA State University. If my memory serves me right, I believe we crossed paths back in 2015.

    Once again, thank you both for being such amazing mentors and contributing significantly to my professional growth. Your impact on my journey has been immeasurable.

    • Hi Marie, thank you so much for reaching out and letting us know we have been helpful in your career. Hopefully we will cross paths again!

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