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Check out some amazing content in our Enabling Remote Work roundup!
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Enable Remote Work
Over the last few months, schools and institutions have been working tirelessly to enable distance learning. 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. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas about how to improve Microsoft Teams for distance and hybrid learning. We continue to be inspired by you and are always exploring and implementing new ways for Teams to support student engagement and professional development.
Resources for Remote Workers
Many organizations – small, large, medium – across the world are having their employees work from home due to COVID-19. For many of these companies, this was something they had never prepared for. Moving to the cloud and using online tools sounds simple and easy, but when it comes to meeting regulation and compliance regulations, you need to take extra care. Enabling your workforce with cloud-enabled collaboration tools is not only a technical challenge but also brings about legal and cultural considerations. Luckily, I have seen many of the challenges that IT faces when moving to the cloud. In this article, I will address some common challenges brought about by remote work, but showcase some of the ways they can be addressed without impacting your employees’ ability to collaborate effectively and stay productive while maintaining security, compliance and privacy.
Check out the latest webinars and remote work resources for June in the public sector!
@marcelocasaca wondered about how to use Microsoft Graph APIs to extract a attendee list from a live session from Microsoft Teams. Microsoft employee Val Ramos and MVP Reza Ameri offered helpful advice.
Karl Vietmeier shared a piece from their VP’s all up blog posting specific to changing meeting length on how to schedule meetings to conclude five minutes before the end of the hour or half hour. This shortens your time together slightly but goes a long way towards avoiding potential burnout from uninterrupted back-to-backs.
Mike Landry wanted to know when Tasks was coming in Microsoft Teams. While a release date is still forthcoming, he was referred to this thread and other contributors shared their processes that worked in a similar manner.
Mahmoud A. Atallah shared a how-to article on building a RD Gateway with Azure MFA for secure work and familiar experience across a variety of devices or web browsers.
MVP Simon Binder asked the community to post pictures of their work from home setup, receiving quite a few responses.