About Vlad Catrinescu

Vlad Catrinescu

Vlad is an Office 365 consultant helping organizations get the most out their Microsoft 365 Digital Workplace. IT Professional at heart, Vlad focuses on helping administrators deploy, manage, automate, and configure governance across services such as SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams.

As an author, Microsoft Certified Trainer and recognized international speaker, Vlad has helped over a million IT Professionals and end-users across the globe to better understand and to get the most out of Office 365 and the greater Microsoft 365 platform. Vlad is the author of three SharePoint books published by Apress and over 25 courses on Pluralsight covering SharePoint, Microsoft 365, and the Power Platform.

Vlad is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2013 and has his own blog at He also shares his knowledge by speaking at conferences around the globe and local community events. Vlad is often featured as an expert on other industry related websites and blogs.

Vlad has been recognized multiple times as part of the “Top 25 SharePoint & Office 365 Influencers” award, showcasing him as one of the most influential Microsoft specialists in the world. Vlad currently works as a technical evangelist at Syskit, the best tool to bring visibility and governance to your Microsoft 365 tenant.

Books by Vlad Catrinescu

Deploying SharePoint 2019: Installing, Configuring, and Optimizing for On-Premises and Hybrid Scenarios

Update to a version of SharePoint that offers the best of both on-premise and the cloud using SharePoint 2019, the latest release of this cornerstone technology from Microsoft. Don your technical learning hat to get up close and confident on the new time-saving modern features of on-premise, and the many new security and hybrid settings.

Deploying SharePoint 2019
Deploying SharePoint 2019
Essential PowerShell for Office 365
Essential PowerShell for Office 365

Essential PowerShell for Office 365: Managing and Automating Skills for Improved Productivity

Take your Office 365 skills to the next level. Master PowerShell for Office 365 to stay competitive in today’s world of highly sought after cloud management skills. With expert guidance, IT pros will learn how to leverage the muscle of PowerShell to automate many advanced administrative tasks not otherwise accessible in the Office 365 Admin Center. You will discover how to unlock configuration options and automate tasks in order to free up valuable time and resources.

The Ultimate SharePoint Performance Guide!: Configuring SharePoint, SQL and Office 365 for maximum performance

This is an ultimate guidance on performance for SharePoint Server 2013, 2016 and SharePoint Online inspired both by Microsoft’s best practices and real life experiences from countless deployments on the field.This book was Tech Reviewed by Microsoft MVP & RD Jussi Roine and includes an awesome foreword by SharePoint MVP Christian Buckley

The Ultimate SharePoint Performance Guide!
The Ultimate SharePoint Performance Guide!
Deploying SharePoint 2016
Deploying SharePoint 2016

Deploying SharePoint 2016: Best Practices for Installing, Configuring, and Maintaining SharePoint Server 2016

Learn how to install, configure, and maintain the latest release of Microsoft’s popular SharePoint Server, SharePoint 2016. This latest version brings with it many changes for IT professionals. With this book you will learn how to create an efficient and stable SharePoint environment for your organization.



  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2013
  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2014
  • Top 25 Office 365 Influencer 2015
  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2015
  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2016
  • Top 25 SharePoint Influencer 2016
  • Metalogix Metahero (Office 365 Hybrid) 2016
  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2017
  • Top 25 SharePoint Influencer 2018
  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2018
  • Top 25 SharePoint Influencer 2019
  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2019


  • November 23, 2019 at 10:22 am
    Aldo de Beunje

    Hi Vlad,
    Your facebook link on the website is not working.

    It should be this one:

    Your welcome
    Aldo de Beunje

    • November 23, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you! Leftover stuff from the migration this weekend! Should be fixed now! Thanks!

  • March 4, 2020 at 5:26 am

    Az-103 “Using DSC on Microsoft Azure “. Link is dead. Working link:

  • March 28, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Hello Vlad,

    I discovered your courses on Pluralsight recently. I am going to attempt a few certifications in Microsoft but I need to brush up and re-learn a few things. I was hoping there would be a trial/demo tenant that is available to people who are trying to learn/study and become certified. I have not come across anything or perhaps I am not looking in the right areas. Can you please shed some light?

    Thank you,

    • March 28, 2020 at 5:43 pm

      Hello Mibo!

      The best way I could reccomend to get a trial tenant is to sign up for the “Microsoft 365 Developer Subscription” which gives you a 3 month M365 E5 tenant with 25 user licenses! They auto renew it if they see you’re acvtive, but if not , you just start a new one! >

      As a note, I am sure you’ve seen a lot of info right now, but recently, Microsoft has really been throttling a lot of free offerings as a lot more people use their ressources now with work from home, so it might take a bit longer than usual to get it provisioned!

      Hope this helps!

  • May 8, 2020 at 8:22 am
    Cliff Fernandes

    Compliance and governance for Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups — is a PluralSight course coming soon? The

  • June 12, 2020 at 1:41 pm
    Niyas Koladikkal

    Hi Sir
    Could you please share the link to access
    Compliance and governance for Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups on Pluralsight.
    Thank You
    Niyas Koladikkal

  • June 19, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Good job Vlad

  • July 2, 2020 at 11:58 am
    Melissa Reed

    I recently earned Azure Fundamentals cert thanks in part to the great study guide information you’ve published!

    I had planned to next pursue PL900 (Power Platform) but saw your post on the upcoming PL100 (Power Platform App Maker Associate, available 7/17).

    Would appreciate your opinion on whether PL100 would be a good prep toward the PL900 (heavy overlap) or not?

    • July 2, 2020 at 1:01 pm

      Hello Melissa,

      First of all, congratulations on the AZ-900 certification!

      Microsoft did make it confusing with the numbers, however, the PL-900 would be a good prep for the PL-100 , and not the other way around. The PL-900 is a “fundamentals” level certification, while the PL-100 is an “Associate” , and while I haven’t taken the PL-100 yet, the Objectives seem quite advanced.

      I would definetly go for the PL-900 before the PL-100! I am currently working on the PL-900 study guide and will hopefully have this out in the next two weeks!


  • July 2, 2020 at 2:21 pm
    Melissa Reed

    Thanks! Appreciate the advice.

  • March 19, 2021 at 7:25 pm
    Darlene Suarez

    I have to tell you I love how clean, organized and easily readable your posts are. Thank you for all you do for the M365 community.

  • June 30, 2021 at 2:50 pm
    David COrtez


    I am in the process of trying to Architect/Engineer a new public facing app that will interface with our internal Incident Management software. I have been tasked to research whether or not to use Power App Platform (Power Automate), or code as a .Net application ( Angular, Web API, etc.). Please advise.

    I thoroughly enjoy your classes on Pluralsight ( I have a subscription)

    Dave Cortez

    • July 6, 2021 at 3:39 pm

      Hello Dave – glad you’re enjoying the content on Pluralsight! This is a tough one and with the info here I cannot give you the right advice. I would definetly look at Azure Logic Apps as well instead of the Power Platform which might be a nice “in the middle” flexible approach!

  • December 16, 2021 at 12:46 am
    Allex Hill Allex Hill


    I hope you are doing well

    Great work Vlad, Good job Vlad

    Best Regards

  • February 3, 2022 at 5:16 am
    chandrachur Bandyopadhyay

    I am an Microsoft 365 Admin…Recently joined a new company.. looking for Improvement areas in office 365… Could guide me on where/how to start?
    (I have your book Essential PowerShell for Office 365: Managing and Automating Skills for Improved Productivity)…do you have any course on this?

    • February 9, 2022 at 4:44 pm

      Hello there! Really glad you have enjoyed the book! I also have a course on it on Pluralsight >


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