Enabling Remote Work Weekly Roundup - April 6-10
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Check out some amazing content in our Enabling Remote Work weekly roundup!


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The BIG WFH Office pictures!

MVP Simon Binder asked the community to post pictures of their work from home setup, receiving quite a few responses.


Survey: Microsoft 365 and Remote Work

Microsoft created a short survey to help understand the specific challenges with Microsoft 365 and remote work.


How I Manage and Plan Tasks as a Remote Worker

Microsoft employee Thomas Maurer shared his experience on how to manage and plan tasks as a remote worker working from home and be more productive, with positive community response.


Best Applications That Will Make Remote Work During Coronavirus More Comfortable

Eric Desuza shared a number of applications to help overcome the challenge of a remote work environment. MVP Reza Ameri also indicated Microsoft Teams as a viable option (including a free version) not listed in Eric’s post.


Skype vs Microsoft Teams which One is Better for Communication?

MVP Reza Ameri shared a post about two great communication tools, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams, and how they apply to address different scenarios and requirements, which sparked some conversation about the blurred line between the products and the shift in focus towards Microsoft Teams over Skype.


Enable Remote Work

FastTrack assistance for setting up remote work and learning

As the world responds to the outbreak of COVID-19, Microsoft recognizes the challenges individuals and organizations may be facing as you try to work and learn remotely, and we are here to help. As part of our own response to the impact of COVID-19, we have shifted tens of thousands of employees to working remotely. Read on to find out how Microsoft and FastTrack can help you to do the same.


Monitor organizational health and streamline work with the Business Continuity dashboard

In these extraordinary times, a sudden transition to remote work has a lot of customers asking how they can best support their teams. They are seeking new ways to monitor the organizational health of their business and changes in collaboration patterns. Also, they wish to streamline remote work, strengthen ties among and across teams, and provide more effective tools and processes.  


WFH With Microsoft Teams: 5 Tips for Public Sector Agencies

After spending just short of a decade involved with DoD or Federal government agencies in some capacity, I’ve found myself working in some less than typical environments with sometimes less than adequate tools to complete the mission. Ranging from secure command operations centers here stateside to isolated locations in the Al Anbar Provence, I’ve had my fair share of remote work experiences.


Microsoft Teams meetings for the classroom – what to use now, and what is coming soon

Over the last few weeks, schools have been working tirelessly to enable distance learning for their students and faculty. We’ve heard directly from many of you about engaging students in lessons, encouraging student to student collaboration, and facilitating staff professional development all while remote and we are inspired. We also know these last few weeks have not been easy as uncertainty continues to grow worldwide and the need for our tools to be safe and reliable has never been greater. In all of this, we want to say thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas on how we can improve Microsoft Teams for distance learning, especially at such a critical time.


Resources from Microsoft Teams Day Online Virtual Conference

On 4/8/2020 I spoke as part of the Microsoft Teams Day virtual conference. As promised during the event here are all the resources for the topics I covered. 


Resources for Remote Workers

Tips for Working Remotely from the Microsoft Mechanics Team

Looking for some tips to work remotely? Learn from the experts at Microsoft Mechanics!


Share videos in Microsoft 365 when working remotely

Share videos in Microsoft 365 when working remotely – Use Microsoft Stream to upload, view, discuss, and share videos securely, and embed Stream videos in other applications such as Microsoft Teams, Yammer, OneNote, PowerPoint, and SharePoint. Get insight on managing new video content and the best ways to share videos in Microsoft 365 for various scenarios. 


Setting up your small business for remote work

The way we work and live has changed significantly in the last few weeks. With COVID-19 continuing to impact people and organizations around the world, many small businesses are making a rapid transition to remote work. As your business works to equip employees to work remotely and connect with your customers virtually, we’d like to share a few tips and resources on how to do this using Microsoft Teams.


Secure remote access to on-premises apps

As COVID-19 continues to require social distancing to ensure everyone’s safety, we have seen many companies support their employee’s needs and promote safety by allowing them to work from home and use online tools to collaborate. This has led to the need for remote access to all company applications, including those on-premises, from anywhere, and any device. When exposing these applications to the internet, it is imperative that company data stays protected and only the right users get access to the right resources.


Using Microsoft 365 Business to secure your remote workforce

We are living through extraordinary circumstances and one of the questions topmost in the minds of our SMB customers and partners is how they can enable business continuity even when employees are working from home.


Upcoming Events

[Part 1 of Webcast Series, April 15, 2020] Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365

Hello, everyone out there in remote work world! We will kick off our Part 1 of our webcast series: ‘Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365’ at April 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT. Be sure to add it to your calendar if you haven’t already!


Join us for the new Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 webcast series

Organizations everywhere are pivoting to a remote work environment, putting the needs of their employees, customers, and communities first. In an effort to continue supporting individuals and organizations each day, we’ve created a new three-part webcast series focusing on enabling remote work. As technology plays a vital role, now more than ever, we’ve paired the webcast series with helpful videos and guidance, to enable you to provide your employees with access to the right tools, resources, and expertise they need to become experts at working remotely.

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