Ståle Hansen

Ståle Hansen

Ståle Hansen is the Founder and Principal Cloud Architect at CloudWay. He is awarded as Microsoft Regional Director and Office Apps and Services MVP with over a decade of experience with Skype for Business and now focused on hybrid Microsoft 365 and Teams. In 2018 he received an honorary award from Microsoft Norway for his longtime commitment to knowledge-sharing. He was recognized as top 100 UC influencers by Mio in 2020.

“My core competence is to explain complex scenarios and make them understandable by combining technical insight and business value” -Ståle Hansen

As a popular public speaker he is regularly invited to share his experience at international conferences such as Lync Conference, TechEd, Microsoft Ignite, Experts Live, CommsvNext and Techmentor. He is a co-author of the book “Office 365 for IT Pros” and you can follow his YouTube channel on Microsoft 365 productivity. He loves to share his understanding as a blogger since 2009 and as a highly rated trainer.

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Current events

  • Microsoft Partner Training

    at OnlineSep 21 @ 09:00 - 16:00 CEST

    Join our MVP, Ståle Hansen for this full day partner training hosted by Microsoft on the subject of selling Microsoft 365 Business Voice. Reserve you...

  • Microsoft 365 Operations

    Event: Next Gen Microsoft 365 Operations

    Sep 29 @ 09:00 - 17:00 CEST

    Introducing NEXT GEN MICROSOFT 365 OPERATIONS A digital day packed with valuable sessions Presented by CloudWay Experts

  • Microsoft Discover Workshop: Viva

    at OnlineOct 14 @ 09:00 - 11:00 CEST

    This workshop is hosted by Microsoft and lead by CloudWay MVPs, Ståle Hansen and Merethe Stave. They will focus on Microsoft Viva, what it is, how Co...

  • Commsverse 2021

    at Mercedes Benz WorldSep 15 - Sep 16

    Join our MVPs, Alexander Holmeset, Merethe Stave and Ståle Hansen, in what may be the first in-person Teams conference in 2021! There you will find g...

  • Microsoft Discover Workshop: Teams

    at OnlineSep 9 @ 09:00 - 11:00 CEST

    This workshop is hosted by Microsoft and lead by CloudWay MVPs, Ståle Hansen and Merethe Stave. They will focus on the 8 most important techniques fo...

  • Webinar hosted by EPOS

    at OnlineSep 1 @ 09:00 - 10:00 CEST

    Our MVP, Ståle Hansen, is invited to talk about hybrid work at a webinar hosted by Microsoft Certified device partner, EPOS. The webinar is in Norweg...

  • MJFChat

    at OnlineAug 19

    In her role as Petri’s Community Magnate and ZDNet Microsoft journalist, Mary Jo Foley is interviewing a variety of IT-savvy technology folks. Some ...

  • Bergen Microsoft Community

    at OnlineJun 2

    Our MVP, Ståle Hansen will return to the Bergen Microsoft Community and share how the Productivity Score in Microsoft 365 is a great tool to drive ad...

  • Teams Nation 2021

    at OnlineMay 12

    Join our MVPs, Alexander Holmeset, Merethe Stave and Ståle Hansen at the free online conference, Teams Nation. This is an international virtual event...

  • Collabdays Nordics 2021

    at OnlineMay 11

    Join our MVP Ståle Hansen, as he shares how to use the Compliance and Secure scores to build your own roadmap of what to implement in Microsoft 365. ...

  • operator-connect

    Webinar: Learn about Operator Connect and Calling Plans for Microsoft Teams

    at OnlineMay 11

    Telephony in Microsoft is evolving. Calling Plans launched in May for Norway and are now available in all of Nordics. At the same time, Microsoft is l...

  • sensitivity-labels-webinar-series

    Webinar: Using Sensitivity Labels

    at OnlineApr 28 @ 09:00 - 09:30 CEST

    As your team collaborates with others both inside and outside the organization, your data and documents are shared and accessed everywhere opening roo...


    at OnlineApr 19 @ 18:00 - 19:30 CEST

    Our MVP, Ståle Hansen is invited to the next version of the Microsoft Teams Room Ask Me Anything user group meetup. If you work with Teams Rooms for ...

  • Teamsdagen

    at OnlineMar 18

    Teamsdagen Our MVP, Mårten Hellebro is organizing and hosting yet another Teamsdagen event this March in Sweden. Joining him is MVPs Jan Ketil Skanke...

  • Oslo GTD Gathering

    at OnlineMar 17 @ 19:00 - 21:00 CET

    Nordic Infrastructure Conference Join our MVP, Ståle Hansen, as he shares his thoughts on tasks in Microsoft 365. A big part of the Getting Things Do...

  • Dynamics User Group Norge

    at OnlineMar 9

    Dynamics User Group Norge Our MVP, Ståle Hansen is invited back to the next installment of DYNug Power Platform day. He was rated as the best speaker...

  • Microsoft Ignite 2021

    at OnlineMar 2 - Mar 4

    Microsoft Ignite 2021 Microsoft is organizing Microsoft Ignite this spring as a digital event. There will be live streams of sessions, Ask the Expert ...

  • Global Power Platform Bootcamp Bulgaria

    at OnlineFeb 20

    Global Power Platform Bootcamp Bulgaria Our MVP, Ståle Hansen is a Power Automate enthusiast. He is using it both for personal productivity and as a ...

  • Commsverse Virtual Event

    at OnlineFeb 10

    Commsverse Virtual Event Our MVP, Ståle Hansen will join MVP Steve Goodman as they talk about Working Effectively Remotely in Microsoft Teams context...

  • Nordic Virtual Summit

    at OnlineFeb 10 - Feb 11

    Nordic Virtual Summit Our MVPs Maurice Daly, Jan Ketil Skanke and Ståle Hansen will talk about Intune, Log Analytics and the Secure score at this two...

  • Bergen Microsoft Community

    at OnlineFeb 4

    Bergen Microsoft Community Our MVPs, Merethe Stave and Ståle Hansen is invited to Bergen Microsoft Community! Merethe will talk about structure and c...

  • Ready set SCALE by Microsoft for Startups

    at Online30/11/2020 - 03/12/2020

    Ready set SCALE by Microsoft for Startups Our Microsoft Regional Director (RD) Ståle Hansen is onboarded as one of the mentors for the startups atten...

  • Dynamics User Group Norge

    at Online24/11/2020 @ 09:00 - 13:00 CET

    Dynamics User Group Norge Our MVP Ståle Hansen will share why he has fallen in love with Power Automate at Dynamics User Group Norway November 24. He...

  • Cloud 8 Virtual Summit Part II

    at Online13/11/2020

    Cloud 8 Virtual Summit Part II Our MVPs Jan Ketil Skanke and Ståle Hansen are sharing their thoughts and experience on MEM and Teams at the Cloud 8 V...

  • Teamsdagen Studio Online - CloudWay

    Teamsdagen Studio Online

    at Studio14/10/2020

    Teamsdagen returns, this time in an online studio format. This will be a high production value event which you do not want to miss. You get sessions f...

  • CloudWay MVP Dagen 2020

    MVP Dagen 2020

    at Online08/10/2020

    Our MVPs Ståle Hansen, Jan Ketil Skanke  and Alexander Holmeset will share their knowledge and experience at MVP dagen 2020. This is a day held by N...

  • TeamsFest October 2020


    at Online07/10/2020

    Join our MVP, Ståle Hansen as he shares how he troubleshoots Teams users when moving to Teams only mode. This session is based on his popular blogpos...

  • Microsoft Ignite 2020

    Microsoft Ignite 2020

    at Digital Event22/09/2020 - 24/09/2020

    Microsoft Ignite 2020 Our MVPs, Ståle Hansen, Alexander Holmeset and Jan Ketil Skanke will lead two community table talks and are part of ask the exp...

  • MVO Stale Hansen on MOCA

    Norwegian Microsoft 365 Community

    at Online16/09/2020 @ 17:00 - 18:00 CEST

    Our MVP, Ståle Hansen, and our CCO, Merethe Stave, will go through the new Modern Collaboration Architecture (MOCA). Learn “which tool whenR...

  • Get - IT: Teams Day the virtual Learning event

    GET – IT: Teams Day

    at Online12/08/2020

    GET – IT: Teams Day Our MVP, Ståle Hansen is joining Microsoft Teams industry experts Tony Redmond, Tom Arbuthnot, Tom Morgan and Steve Goodman...

  • CloudWay Commsverse Online

    Commsverse Online

    at Online06/07/2020 - 09/07/2020

    Our MVPs Ståle Hansen and Josh Blalock will speak at the free 24 hour event, Commsverse Online! They will also produce sessions, join and host panels...

  • Free webinar on the cloud journey

    The cloud journey webinar

    at Online30/06/2020 @ 10:00 - 11:00 CEST

    In 2019, the Norwegian Government decided to merge Difi (direktoratet for forvaltning og IKT) with Altinn. By shedding digital legacy, the new system ...

  • Microsoft Teams Voice with MVP Stale Hansen

    Microsoft Teams Voice webinars

    at Online17/06/2020 - 19/06/2020

    Microsoft Teams Voice webinars Join our MVP, Ståle Hansen in these three free webinars on Microsoft Voice in the Norwegian market. Finally we can del...

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Ståle’s content

  • Is PSTN Connectivity for Teams Relevant in 2021?
    by Ståle Hansen on 27/08/2021 at 10:19

    Teams has more than 250 million monthly active users, but many fewer than this use Teams Phone. As we return to work from the pandemic, Ståle Hansen asks if it’s time to enable PSTN connectivity for Teams. This is a follow-up to an recent interview between Ståle Hansen, author of the chapter on […]

  • Find available phone numbers with...
    by Ståle Hansen on 18/08/2021 at 06:43

    I believe assigning phone numbers in Microsoft Teams can waste hours for an organization with multiple ranges and locations. What if you could run a PowerShell routine to find the next available number in a number range and at the same time know how many numbers you have left?😱 Now you can, with […]

  • Goodbye Skype for Business Online, you wont be...
    by Ståle Hansen on 31/07/2021 at 15:21

    July 31st 2021 is the date when Skype for Business Online (SfBO) was decommissioned. It was a good run, but we wont be missing the service. Why? Because Microsoft Teams is a more modern, cloud native service which has proven itself during difficult times with over 250 Million Monthly active users. […]

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