In response to COVID-19: How Microsoft can help with Situational Response and Crisis Communication
Published Mar 06 2020 10:41 AM 13.8K Views

At Microsoft, our top concern is the wellbeing of our employees and supporting our customers in dealing with business impact during this challenging time. For many individuals and organizations, Microsoft Teams video-conferencing, chat and collaboration are playing an important role in helping people continue to work and collaborate.


Please read about Our commitment to customers during COVID-19 By Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365. 


As a response to the recent viral outbreak Microsoft is trying our best to rapidly respond to the situation and there are a ton of great resources and communication efforts happening across the globe. This blog is an attempt to summarize the items that have been share so far.

Here is a list of upcoming events and resources available during this trying time, please see a quick summary here and more details on each below:  


Join us 12 noon eastern, Monday, March 16th for the “Situational Response Management and Communications with Microsoft 365” webcast. Microsoft’s Healthcare and Life Sciences group will show how organizations can cope with disruptive situations and ensure business continuity irrespective of the situation using Microsoft Teams and the additional Microsoft 365 Services of SharePoint Online, Yammer, Stream, and more.



  • Situational Response Management & Communications Challenges
  • Managing Incident Responses with Microsoft Teams
  • Situation Response Communications & Employee Engagement with Microsoft 365
  • Resources 
  • Wrap Up


Additional Resources: 


To help you leverage Teams to promote virtual work and meetings during the Coronavirus outbreak.  These resources include the following:


Bots:  Low code/no code solutions that can get employees up and running, keep work flowing and communication open:

For a comprehensive overview of Microsoft services and tools for Crisis Management, Business Continuity, and Patient Outreach seeSituational Response Management, Communications, and Virtual Patient Outreach – Webcast Recording” 


I hope this post was valuable, please be sure to follow the Microsoft Health and Life Science Blog for more great content. As more resources come out we will be sure to create another post so stay tuned for more...  In the meantime if you have any questions please email so we can discuss how MS Teams can add value to your organization.


Thanks for reading, Shelly Avery | Email, LinkedIn

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