Hybrid Work Blog articles https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/bg-p/HybridWorkBlog Hybrid Work Blog articles Wed, 27 Oct 2021 22:22:01 GMT HybridWorkBlog 2021-10-27T22:22:01Z Managing your availability in Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/managing-your-availability-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1516651 <P class="">Our ability to work deeply is diminishing. We face an increasing number of interruptions in a constantly connected world. Some interruptions are within our power to manage. Others are unavoidable due to our role and our environment. As the world grows to accept the need for more remote work, it becomes more important to manage our availability while we work.</P> <P class="">Those of us who have the choice to work from home used to do so to create more focus time and reduce interruptions. Being out of the office means we aren’t available to visit at our desks, and be interrupted when we’ve just managed to get in a deep work flow-state. But now that more of us have to work remotely, we see two behaviours developing.</P> <OL data-rte-list="default"> <LI> <P class="">We get a lot of work done but we become isolated. When we need connection with our team members, we find it difficult to make connection. We have less indicators of when someone is available, or don’t trust those indicators whey they constantly show ‘Busy’. The time we spend connecting with people is more deliberate and needs to be scheduled. When squished between scheduled work, it can feel rushed and insufficient.</P> </LI> <LI> <P class="">We are frequently interrupted because people want to connect but can’t or won’t respect our availability. We can’t trust availability indicators when they appear to constantly show as ‘Busy’. Whether due to urgency of a task, or a self-focused drive to complete a task, availability is ignored and we send a chat message or make a call. When this culture is prevalent, people become reactive in their work and planned work is laid aside.</P> </LI> </OL> <P class="">Both isolation and interruption impact productivity. Isolation affects morale, feeling disconnected from the team and leads to disengaged team members. Interruption’s impact on morale is through feeling less productive, tasks take longer to complete or are left unfinished.</P> <P class="">&nbsp;</P> <P class="">Managing our availability has positive impacts to our productivity, sense of connection and engagement with our team. We can achieve more through planned periods of deep work when concentration is required. We can plan time to be available to connect, when we need to collaborate or just be available in the moment, when someone wants to connect with us.</P> <P class="">&nbsp;</P> <P class="">The principles I’ll outline in this post will be helpful in any modern workplace environment. While I’ll use Microsoft Teams and other Microsoft 365 services to discuss practical ways to manage availability, the principles can be applied to tools from other productivity platforms.</P> <P class="">&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_WeY8scKflc" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yd1xm-iG8wY" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <H2>Define your availability</H2> <P class="">Set the expectation and let people know about your working style and how to determine your availability. If I can communicate how best to reach me, when it’s best to collaborate with me, the times of day that I work, I’m giving your a better chance at connecting with me, and I give myself a greater opportunity to work deeply on a task.</P> <P class="">Write an overview of your availability and publish it where team members and people across your organisation can find it, and where you can reference it. <BR />What do we have available in Microsoft 365 for doing this?</P> <P class=""><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Manage-availability-in-Teams-8.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/204779iADA3F837C9B8388A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Manage-availability-in-Teams-8.jpg" alt="Manage-availability-in-Teams-8.jpg" /></span></P> <P class=""><SPAN>What is your role at work? Does it require you to be available to help and communicate with others for most of the day, such as a service desk role? Are you a people manager who needs to check-in with your team, guide and direct? </SPAN><BR /><SPAN>Your role will affect how much time you should be available. A manager who say’s “my door’s always open” also needs to consider how to leave room for those opportunities in a remote work setting. </SPAN></P> <H3>What do the different online statuses mean for engaging with you?</H3> <P class=""><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="IMG_2783.jpg" style="width: 248px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/204780iB19BA2C62F84A581/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IMG_2783.jpg" alt="IMG_2783.jpg" /></span>Your online status is the most effective way to show your availability right now. I’ll discuss future and planned availability later in this post. Microsoft Teams offers a few online statuses and by the name of their label, the meaning appears to be clear. But how many times is your status showing “Busy” or “In a Meeting”, and you’re actually available? You probably have your preferences for how you want to be contacted. Your definition of urgent and important are more specific to the way you work and your role.</P> <P class="">&nbsp;</P> <P class="">State your communication preferences, so that when people need to contact you while you status is “Busy”, “Away”, or “Do Not Disturb”, they know how to reach you.</P> <UL data-rte-list="default"> <LI> <P class="">I'm available and you can talk to me now about anything</P> </LI> <LI> <P class="">I'm busy, but available to talk about the project I'm working on. (However, I have my exceptions. Ask me.)</P> </LI> <LI> <P class="">I’m away. Send me a message, include the level of importance and I’ll respond as soon as I can.</P> </LI> <LI> <P class="">Please Do Not Disturb. I'm working on something and need complete focus to make progress. (I will be available later. Leave me a message.)</P> </LI> </UL> <P class="">Define what urgency means to you, the factors that would allow someone to interrupt your focus.)</P> <UL data-rte-list="default"> <LI> <P class="">How many people it impacts</P> </LI> <LI> <P class="">The value of the task in relation to it's urgency</P> </LI> </UL> <P class="">Is there anyone else in your team that can help if you’re unavailable right now? Share those details so your contacts can still get help and their queries answered when they’re urgent. &nbsp;</P> <H2 id="yui_3_17_2_1_1594512745484_764">Plan your availability</H2> <P class="">Your availability is directly related to the tasks you’re working on and the activities you’re engaged in. We can plan our time out in detail to complete tasks, make a simple plan to get a few things done, or go through our day with no plan. Some where in that range is a balance that suits your role, your working style and aides your ability to focus. I encourage you to plan your availability and make time for those tasks that you need to complete, leaving room for meetings and “office hours” for opportunistic collaboration and for people to can connect.</P> <P class="">&nbsp;</P> <P class="">But there’s another benefit to planning your availability and scheduling time for tasks in your calendar. Microsoft Teams will change your online availability automatically, letting others know if you can be contacted now and letting you focus on work. It sounds simple, but when you automate changes in your availability, you’re more likely to get quality focus time. However, it also relies on keeping your appointments with yourself - the scheduled time to complete tasks.</P> <P class="">&nbsp;</P> <P class="">If you’re using a Microsoft 365 or Office 365 plan that includes MyAnalytics Insights, take a look at the Focus Plan. This simple service schedules 2 hours of “Do Not Disturb” time called “Focus Time” into your calendar for the day. During that time, your online status is changed to “Focusing” and behaves like “Do Not Disturb”, preventing messages, @mention notifications and calls from being received. If you have set exceptions to this and listed people who can interrupt DND, Focus Time will follow the same&nbsp;exceptions.</P> <P class="">&nbsp;</P> <P class=""><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Manage-availability-in-Teams-4.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/204781iB3398B04A0892250/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Manage-availability-in-Teams-4.jpg" alt="Manage-availability-in-Teams-4.jpg" /></span>&nbsp;<span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Manage-availability-in-Teams-1.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/204782iB2A038336085E60B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Manage-availability-in-Teams-1.jpg" alt="Manage-availability-in-Teams-1.jpg" /></span></P> <P class="" data-pm-slice="1 1 []">I use Focus Time to make sure I get 2 hours of uninterrupted time each day. I slide it to different positions in my day as I plan my tasks around meetings and other exceptions. Then I schedule time for tasks as a seperate appointment, alongside the Focus Time. This gives me a reminder of how I plan to use my Focus Time.</P> <P class="" data-pm-slice="1 1 []">&nbsp;</P> <P class="">I choose to share more than just my free/busy information in my calendar with the whole organisation. I share the subject of my appointments and meetings. When someone in my org wants to schedule time with me and they use the Scheduling Assistant in Outlook or Microsoft Teams, they can see the subject of my scheduled time. It’s clear to them where I have scheduled Focus Time. It doesn’t prevent them from scheduling a meeting when I plan to focus, but it provides more information to negotiate my time with me.</P> <P class=""><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Manage-availability-in-Teams-3.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/204783i661DD68CEE37B958/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Manage-availability-in-Teams-3.jpg" alt="Manage-availability-in-Teams-3.jpg" /></span></P> <P class="" data-pm-slice="1 1 []">Remember, someone can send you a meeting invite and ignore (or fail to check) scheduled time for tasks and focus. But it’s your calendar. Suggest another time if you need to. Keep the appointments you’ve made with yourself and make exceptions only when necessary.</P> <H3 data-pm-slice="1 1 []">Out of office: what does it really mean?</H3> <P class="" data-pm-slice="1 1 []">As I schedule time for activities out of the office, such as visiting a customer for half a day, I have another option while setting my meeting. Outlook defaults to show the time as “busy” and that will change my presence in Microsoft Teams at the time of the meeting. But I can also choose to show as “Out of office”, which will change my presence to show Out of office. This has the effect that in Microsoft Teams, my presence can appear to be “Available, Out of office” or “On a call, Out of office”. Team members can see that I’m available but only for a while. Once I go offline, my presence will show as “Out off office”, much like the auto-reply you set in Outlook when you take annual leave.</P> <P class="" data-pm-slice="1 1 []">&nbsp;</P> <P class="">As more of us work remotely, the concept of “In office” changes to include our remote place of work. It might be quite acceptable to set customer visits to “Out of office”. Another option while creating the meeting or appointment is to show as “Working elsewhere”, but this doesn’t appear to have any effect on automatically changing your presence.</P> <H2 data-pm-slice="1 1 []">Change your availability</H2> <P class="" data-pm-slice="1 1 []">Plans change and so does your planned availability. Something happens and requires you to stop and change your priorities. So take a moment to change your availability in Microsoft Teams.</P> <P class="" data-pm-slice="1 1 []"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Manage-availability-in-Teams-5.jpg" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/204784i1A0E19039FA9A7B0/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Manage-availability-in-Teams-5.jpg" alt="Manage-availability-in-Teams-5.jpg" /></span></P> <P class="" data-pm-slice="1 1 []"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Manage-availability-in-Teams-6.jpg" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/204785i741E2A57F60DDBA2/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Manage-availability-in-Teams-6.jpg" alt="Manage-availability-in-Teams-6.jpg" /></span></P> <P class="" data-pm-slice="1 1 []">If you’ve finished a meeting early, change yourself to busy if you’re making time for follow-up tasks. Or change to available if you wan’t to let your team know they can contact you. Your contacts can tag you for status changes. They may be waiting for your meeting to finish before sending a chat or calling you. Changing your status manually from “In a meeting” to “Available” will send a pop-up notification letting your contact know you’re free to talk.</P> <P class="" data-pm-slice="1 1 []">&nbsp;</P> <P class="">Conversely, you might be working in the office on some simple procedural tasks and have your presence set to “Available”. A team member walks over to talk with you about a problem they need help with. Take a moment to change your presence to “Do no disturb” to give your team member full attention. Though remember to change it back once your conversation has concluded, or you might have an unusually quite day receiving no notifications.</P> <P class="">&nbsp;</P> <P class="">I’m in the habit of locking my computer every time I step away. A quick Windows key + L will lock and Microsoft Teams will set my status to away. However, when I’m stepping out for lunch, I’ll use “Be right back” and set a status message… which leads me to my last topic.</P> <H2 data-pm-slice="1 1 []">Tell me more about your availability</H2> <P class="" data-pm-slice="1 1 []">“Be right back” is a clear message. It suggests I’ll be back soon. But how long is soon? When I step out to lunch, I’ll take a moment to set a status message. “Grabbing some lunch”. Going one step further, I set the message to show for about an hour. Microsoft Teams removes my status message automatically.</P> <P class="" data-pm-slice="1 1 []">&nbsp;</P> <P class="">When we leave a status message, even if it’s short message, we provide more information for a team member to decide how they will contact you when you are available. Or they may use another method, send the message and leave it up to you to reply.</P> <P class=""><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Manage-availability-in-Teams-2.jpg" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/204786i863140793724F9FA/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Manage-availability-in-Teams-2.jpg" alt="Manage-availability-in-Teams-2.jpg" /></span></P> <P class="" data-pm-slice="1 1 []">Other way’s to use the status message in Microsoft Teams</P> <UL data-rte-list="default"> <LI> <P class="">If you’re working in the office for the day, add it to a status message and set it to show for the full day.</P> </LI> <LI> <P class="">If you need to work in a long period using “Do not disturb”, use a status message to tell people how you want to be contacted, how to reach you if the matter is urgent, and any team member that could help with the query while you’re unavailable.</P> </LI> <LI> <P class="">When you’ve blocked half a day in your calendar to work on site with a customer, set a status message so your team and organisation know why you’re not as responsive as you might usually be. This will help you focus on your customer’s needs and help to reduce the interruptions</P> </LI> </UL> <P class="">I mentioned early in “Plan your availability” that I set my calendar permissions to share the subject of my meetings. This information tells my team and organisation more about my availability.</P> <H2 data-pm-slice="1 1 []">Reading the signs</H2> <P class="" data-pm-slice="1 1 []">I’ll finish by changing perspective to our team members, our organisation and our contacts. Our availability and presence indicators are becoming more important as remote work increases. But their effectiveness relies almost entirely on us taking the time to read the indicators and making considerate decisions.</P> <P class="" data-pm-slice="1 1 []">&nbsp;</P> <P class="">When I want to start a chat with a contact to ask a question, I glance at their presence. If it show’s a red light, that could mean a number of things. I discussed earlier that some of our contacts appear to be “Busy” all the time. So I could send my question in chat and leave it up to them to reply when they can. But if I look closer at the presence, or hover over their name to show the contact card, I might see they are “In a meeting” or “On a call”. Will it help my team member to receive a message during their meeting or call? It will distract the momentarily. Sure, my contact could just ignore the message and get back to me later. But I might not be the only person sending chat messages to them during their meeting or call. It’s a conscious decision to be considerate, consider the signs, the presence indicator and any additional info before interrupting a meeting or call.</P> <P class="">&nbsp;</P> <P class="">On the other hand, a culture has developed in many organisations that Microsoft Teams Chat is like email. I send a private message just like I send an email. Whether you’re available at the time to answer is not my concern. 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This shortens your time together slightly but goes a long way towards avoiding potential burnout from uninterrupted back-to-backs.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/tasks-in-teams-when-is-it-coming/m-p/1249843#M136" target="_self">Tasks in Teams - when is it coming?</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/593036" target="_self">Mike Landry</A> wanted to know when Tasks was coming in Microsoft Teams. While a release date is still forthcoming, he was referred to <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/planner-blog/announcing-tasks-in-teams-a-coherent-task-management-experience/ba-p/969386" target="_self">this thread</A>&nbsp;and other contributors shared their processes that worked in a similar manner.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/building-a-highly-available-remote-desktop-gateway-farm/m-p/1245796#M130" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Building A Highly Available Remote Desktop Gateway Farm integrated with Azure MFA</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/194333" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mahmoud A. Atallah</A>&nbsp;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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/the-big-wfh-office-pictures/m-p/1223537#M18" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>The BIG WFH Office pictures!</STRONG></A></P> <P>MVP&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/105710" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Simon Binder</A>&nbsp;asked the community to post pictures of their work from home setup, receiving quite a few responses.</P> Tue, 23 Jun 2020 20:17:36 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-roundup-6-7-6-20/ba-p/1484591 Eric Starker 2020-06-23T20:17:36Z Bring back ad hoc meetings to your remote workers! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/bring-back-ad-hoc-meetings-to-your-remote-workers/ba-p/1482039 <P><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">I’ve had entire projects and my career pivot around who I’ve bumped into at the office at any given time. Whether it was the time a thoughtful co-worker shared why they were leaving the company or the time an Account Executive revealed a resource who could solve my customer’s exact problem, chance 1:1 encounters play a big part in our success.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">With so many of us working from home, these chance encounters have been relegated to the small talk that happens in the first few minutes of our virtual meetings. This idle chit-chat does little to provide what those ad hoc meetings did:</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">An outsider’s perspective into our challenges</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">Empathy and emotional well-being</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">Of course, not every encounter was a panacea. There were occasions when it was a waste of time, but on the whole, I’d wager that I got more benefit out of them in the long run.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">This scenario became top of mind recently when I heard a Development Manager reflect on her staff lamenting the loss of these interactions. The team was looking into how to safely reopen their office as a result, perhaps in shifts or via some other means.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">As an Industry Executive in Capital Markets at Microsoft and someone that doesn't code, it was daunting at first to take this on. I thought about this challenge and how I could solve it. First, I outlined the basic requirements:</SPAN></P> <OL> <LI><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">The tool had to facilitate both random meetings and connecting across common interests</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">People had to opt-in for the service since not everyone wants to meet</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">The scheduling of the meeting needed to be on the recipient’s terms (meaning they got to pick the time)</SPAN></LI> </OL> <P><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">Next, I dusted off my low-code/no-code skills and decided on Microsoft 365 and the Power Platform to solve the problem. I leveraged a simple SharePoint list with 4 columns and a PowerApp with 5 basic screens to meet the requirements, starting with the PowerApp. I named it "Water Cooler."</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">The app starts with a Splash Screen on a timer. From there, employees enter their information, view a list of potential co-workers to meet with, and schedule the meeting. The functionality seemed pretty basic, but powerful.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="watercooler.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/200165i5BFA723F36B8EE29/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="watercooler.png" alt="Screens of the Water Cooler App" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Screens of the Water Cooler App</span></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">The next challenge was to determine how to schedule the meetings. Since I wanted the recipient to dictate the time window they could meet in, I needed an automated mechanism to schedule the meetings based on that variable. Microsoft has an AI assistant that does this exact thing –&nbsp;</SPAN><A class="_e75a791d-denali-editor-page-rtfLink" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">Cortana</SPAN></A><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">If you aren’t familiar with Cortana’s scheduling capabilities, I recommend checking out a previous article I wrote about her over on LinkedIn.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">The app captured the preferred time and time zone for the recipient to meet, which are fields Cortana can understand. I created a Power Automate button that looked up the email address for the recipient and then executed a pre-scripted email, cc’ing Cortana to schedule during the preferred time.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">At this point, the app worked well, but I still didn’t provide a way for people to randomly connect. I felt surfacing a random co-worker was a key component to recreate since it reflected the randomness of bumping into someone at the office. For this, I had to stretch my low-code/no-code expertise.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">To do this, I cheated. I took the second screen (above) and shuffled the list. When someone clicked the “Bump into someone!” button, the list would shuffle and an image would appear to block the remaining results – instant random person!</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">The app makes for a compelling use case to solve a challenge we're all facing right now, facilitating random connections to gain new perspectives. For technical notes on what is required to get the app up and running or to get the PowerApp and Power Automate code for yourself, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">check out the repo over on GitHub</A>. Don't forget that because it's a PowerApp, <A href="#" target="_self">it can be deployed right inside Microsoft Teams</A>!</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-preserver-spaces="true">If you would like to showcase this app or see it in action, you can check out the video below!</SPAN></P> <P><LI-VIDEO vid="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR4xK3hZYUg" align="center" size="medium" width="400" height="300" uploading="false" thumbnail="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/tR4xK3hZYUg/hqdefault.jpg" external="url"></LI-VIDEO></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Matthew Sekol | Industry Executive, Capital Markets</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">LinkedIn</A> | <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Twitter</A></P> Tue, 23 Jun 2020 12:23:38 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/bring-back-ad-hoc-meetings-to-your-remote-workers/ba-p/1482039 Matthew Sekol 2020-06-23T12:23:38Z Why remote workplaces remain a challenge for large enterprises https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/why-remote-workplaces-remain-a-challenge-for-large-enterprises/ba-p/1468669 <P><SPAN>Many&nbsp;organizations – small, large, medium – across the world&nbsp;are having their employees work from home due to COVID-19. For many&nbsp;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. </SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Consider the implications of document sharing on Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive where customer data is involved, especially in a highly regulated environment.&nbsp; </SPAN><SPAN>For a situation like this you no longer need to setup a costly infrastructure and wait for days. Today with the power of cloud, Office 365 SaaS service such as MCAS and DLP and on Azure IP or Microsoft IP can be enabled in your tenant organization and put tight controls to stop data leakage.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Let’s take Microsoft Teams. If an organization decides to empower their employees to work remotely, they can’t just turn this feature on with the same level of access as their controlled environment. Microsoft Teams enables and empowers users with many collaboration tools in one place, which work best in the cloud. However, if you have a hybrid cloud setup this becomes a technical challenge because the way things works and configure on-premises may break when it comes to the cloud. An organization may not want their customers or employee PII data to be hosted in cloud and when you enable Teams -you must first put all controls and policies upfront, which can’t be done overnight. &nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN>Organizations are challenged with technology and security controls are unable to transition from on-premises to cloud with the same security controls. As soon as an organization moves to the cloud, the boundaries of security shift which can introduce risk and potentially unknown gaps. For example, an organization may not want their employees to store a file on the cloud containing the names and email addresses of their customers. In another example, it is not easy to migrate data leak prevention control from on-premises platform to cloud platform. </SPAN><SPAN>This is purely a technical issue where on-premises policy can’t be easily migrated to cloud platform. Some organizations may not provide employees with access to public internet even for email communication, even though public internet offers security and encryption in transit and features like OME (Office Message Encryption). It does not stop here, and there is a huge list of challenges and may not work in most of the scenarios. When it comes to remote work, how are they going to deal with un-managed devices, solution is available, but you can’t roll it out overnight if you are 100,000 seat organization. And raises question if they have enough people in IT support to handle the calls for any ad hoc changes made to IT Operations. Consider identity protection, how are they going to protect, do they have trained staff etc.&nbsp; You may implement MFA and what-if it breaks your application which does not support MFA. These are just few examples, in this situation IT leaders needs to come up with short term and long-term strategy. Organization do also need to re-develop their security controls with this sudden change. I’d say develop Cloud Security Policies and Information Governance around Cloud Architecture because existing policies dates back to pre-cloud computing era and causes many issues.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Employees are already collaborating across the organization, so it would be worthwhile considering adding an extra layer on top of existing monitoring and auditing tools to detect and remediate suspicious activity on the fly using Azure Security. Azure has a built-in AI algorithm which can trigger an alert if a user sign-in looks suspicious or falls into an atypical scenario. And again, this solution may not work for many organizations if they are not cloud ready and may need some time to implement such controls.&nbsp; In order to enable full functionality for real-time collaboration may not be possible, however there are workaround where it can be enabled with limited features capabilities avoiding in risk to organizations.&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><STRONG>Some best practices for WFH from IT</STRONG></SPAN></P> <UL> <LI><SPAN>Educate employees to use strong password- strong long password (25 characters) are hard to break</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Email phishing awareness – run email phishing compaign to educate your employees </SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Enable multi-factor authentication MFA – this is a must have enabled for any cloud identity platform </SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Enforce location-based sign-in if possible – if you don’t do business outside USA why would you want to allow signing from everywhere, just lock it down</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Implement blocked country list – Follow FBI list of banned country list </SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Monitor malware and spyware &nbsp;enable end-point protection </SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Use jump boxes where as possible – don’t allow direct RDP access to the server </SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Enhance policies and leverage cloud capabilities whereas possible – must enable AI and ML feature for risk signin and conditional based policies</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>Adnan Rafique | Global Security Architect</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>@iMentorCloud | <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.ExchangeITPro.com</A></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Tue, 16 Jun 2020 18:09:16 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/why-remote-workplaces-remain-a-challenge-for-large-enterprises/ba-p/1468669 Adnan Rafique 2020-06-16T18:09:16Z Enabling Remote Work Weekly Roundup - June 1-5 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-june-1-5/ba-p/1454305 <P>Check out some amazing content in our Enabling Remote Work weekly roundup!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Resources for Remote Workers</U></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work-blog/remote-working-for-it-pros/ba-p/1442217" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Remote working for IT Pros</STRONG></A></P> <P>It’s natural for IT workers to first ensure that frontline and supporting workers in an organization have a secure and productive way of performing their usual tasks remotely. After all, a reduction in the business’ ability to provide its products and services correlates pretty quickly to a drop in revenue, cashflow and profitability. Without this financial sustainability, the IT department has no organization to support.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/healthcare-and-life-sciences/microsoft-security-matters-newsletter-may-2020/ba-p/1431055" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Microsoft Security Matters Newsletter - May 2020</STRONG></A></P> <P>For most of us, the month of May was one of continued work from home and adapting to this new norm.&nbsp; There’s an abundant of great content below on Zero Trust and working remotely for enterprises.&nbsp; As with every month’s newsletter I have<EM>&nbsp;italicized</EM>&nbsp;the articles that I would prioritize in reading.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/security-privacy-and-compliance/remote-working-fewer-people-working-on-premises-doesn-t-mean/ba-p/1430963" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Remote Working: Fewer people working on-premises doesn’t mean less risk to their identities</STRONG></A></P> <P>Almost everyone has had their work-life routines interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are working from home for the first time, leaving&nbsp;vast&nbsp;numbers of&nbsp;workplaces sitting empty. It’s vital that organizations&nbsp;continue to protect the resources&nbsp;that reside on-premises. As&nbsp;we’ve seen already, attackers are using COVID-19 to&nbsp;extract information from&nbsp;people&nbsp;by preying&nbsp;on their fears.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-developer-community-blog/the-developer-activity-book-for-remotedevlife/ba-p/1432196" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>The Developer Activity Book for #RemoteDevLife</STRONG></A></P> <P>We wanted to bring a little fun (and geekiness) into your homes, so we created a Developer Activity Book. In it, you'll find seven coloring pages, a crossword puzzle, a word search, and a logic puzzle. The content is family friendly so the kids will have fun coloring and learning and the adults will find the more complex art relaxing to color and the puzzles to be a good computer science refresher.&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-learn-blog/an-important-update-on-microsoft-training-and-certification/ba-p/1441256" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>An Important Update on Microsoft Training and Certification</STRONG></A></P> <P>As the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve rapidly around the world, the health, safety and well-being of our employees, customers and partners remain our top priorities. Authorities around the globe are responding to the situation with stricter measures that are disrupting normal routines, which changes the landscape in which we operate. With this in mind, we have several updates to share with you today on how Microsoft, together with our partner ecosystem, is adapting to the current environment to ensure that all of you can continue to learn and get certified on Microsoft technologies, while staying safe.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/core-infrastructure-and-security/domain-time-synchronization-in-the-age-of-working-from-home/ba-p/1440820" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Domain Time Synchronization in the Age of Working from Home</STRONG></A></P> <P>Happy Friday everyone! Brandon Wilson here posting on behalf of a new guest author,&nbsp;Sarath Madakasira. So, without further ado...Working from home has presented challenges in many areas and it is true for time synchronization on computers used at home to connect to work. More specifically, time synchronization on domain-joined computers used from home is potentially affected due to the challenges of remote connectivity. AD Domains and Forests were designed in an era of high-latency, low-bandwidth work networks and with security as a top criterion. These criteria extended to time synchronization within the Domains or Forests in the form of using NTP protocol enhanced with AD-based security. Time synchronization is also a requirement for Kerberos to function correctly in AD.</P> <P><STRONG><U>&nbsp;</U></STRONG></P> <P><U><STRONG>Upcoming Events</STRONG></U></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/public-sector-blog/june-webinars-amp-remote-work-resources/ba-p/1431069" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>June Webinars &amp; Remote Work Resources</STRONG></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Check out the latest webinars and remote work resources for June in the public sector!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Top Conversations</U></STRONG></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/how-can-i-export-attendee-list-from-microsoft-teams-live-events/m-p/1243109#M125" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>How can I export Attendee list from Microsoft Teams Live events session using Microsoft Graph API?</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/588859" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@marcelocasaca&nbsp;</A>wondered about how to use Microsoft Graph APIs to extract a attendee list from a live session from Microsoft Teams. Microsoft employee&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/418081" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Val Ramos</A>&nbsp;and MVP&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/13441" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reza Ameri</A>&nbsp;offered helpful advice.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/change-default-meeting-length-in-outlook-avoid-back-to-back/m-p/1247361#M132" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Change default meeting length in Outlook - Avoid Back-to-Back meetings!</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/591512" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Karl Vietmeier</A>&nbsp;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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/building-a-highly-available-remote-desktop-gateway-farm/m-p/1245796#M130" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Building A Highly Available Remote Desktop Gateway Farm integrated with Azure MFA</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/194333" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mahmoud A. Atallah</A>&nbsp;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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/the-big-wfh-office-pictures/m-p/1223537#M18" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>The BIG WFH Office pictures!</STRONG></A></P> <P>MVP&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/105710" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Simon Binder</A>&nbsp;asked the community to post pictures of their work from home setup, receiving quite a few responses.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/what-is-your-backup-strategy/m-p/1352683#M277" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>What is Your Backup Strategy</STRONG></A></P> <P>MVP&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/13441" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reza Ameri</A>&nbsp;asked the Tech Community about their strategy for backing up data with remote workers.&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/616707" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PeterRising</A>&nbsp;suggested Data Protection Manager in addition to OneDrive and SharePoint.</P> Wed, 10 Jun 2020 16:53:02 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-june-1-5/ba-p/1454305 Eric Starker 2020-06-10T16:53:02Z Remote working for IT Pros https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/remote-working-for-it-pros/ba-p/1442217 <P>It’s natural for IT workers to first ensure that frontline and supporting workers in an organization have a secure and productive way of performing their usual tasks remotely. After all, a reduction in the business’ ability to provide its products and services correlates pretty quickly to a drop in revenue, cashflow and profitability. Without this financial sustainability, the IT department has no organization to support.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>But if your IT Pros are also working remotely, what additional considerations and tools are available that are relevant to them?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>1. Secure administrative accounts</STRONG> <BR />This is security basic applies no matter where you are working from. IT Pros often use accounts with a high level of access, necessary to perform their tasks. Consider making these accounts separate from the logins they use to do regular work, that doesn’t require administrative privileges. This helps to protect those privileged accounts from being used by malware which acts as the current user, helping to minimize the impact of such an attack. It’s also vital that administrative accounts for Cloud services at least use a form of multi-factor authentication, and ideally are protected by conditional access scenarios. Conditional access helps to identify and block risky log-in events as they occur.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>See <A href="#" target="_self">How it works: Azure Multi-Factor Authentication</A>&nbsp;<BR />Learn about <A href="#" target="_self">Conditional Access</A>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>2. Restrict administrative access</STRONG><BR />Instead of an administrative account having privileged access to a system all the time, there are a few methods for turning this on only when needed.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With a Virtual Machine in Azure, just-in-time access can be used to block network ports used for management tasks (such as RDP and SSH) until access is requested and approved. Learn more at <A href="#" target="_self">Secure your management ports with just-in-time access.&nbsp;</A>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Azure Managed Applications also have a just-in-time access capability. Learn more at <A href="#" target="_self">Request just in time access.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Privileged Identity Management allows time-based privileged access to resources and to Azure Active Directory. It also includes tracking justification for that access, notifications when activated and an audit history. For PIM options applicable to Azure, Azure AD, Office 365 and SaaS applications, see <A href="#" target="_self">What is Azure AD Privileged Identity Management.&nbsp;</A><BR /><BR />And for Windows Server, there are several options for securing privileged access, including just-in-time local administrator account passwords and privileged access workstations. For scenarios and guidance, visit <A href="#" target="_self">Securing Privileged Access</A>&nbsp;and also check out <A href="#" target="_self">Just Enough Administration for PowerShell.&nbsp;</A><BR /><BR /><STRONG>3. Secure scripts and secrets</STRONG><BR />Many modern administration tasks are done at scale with code-based commands, whether that’s a PowerShell script or an Azure Resource Manager Template. As IT Pros use code-based tools like Visual Studio Code, be intentional about storing scripts in a location that both facilitates use across a remote IT worker team and keeps those scripts secure. This could even be a private GitHub repository, with GitHub accounts secured by MFA.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Also, check your code (manually or programmatically) to ensure it does not contain environmental secrets such as log in credentials. Supply these as a variable when the code is run, or use a solution like Azure Key Vault for secure storage of secrets that can be referenced in your scripts. Learn more at <A href="#" target="_self">Azure Key Vault concepts.</A>&nbsp;<BR /><BR /><STRONG>4. Use Windows Admin Center</STRONG><BR />Windows Admin Center is a locally deployed, browser based administration tool for the management of both on-premises and Azure Windows Server machines (physical or virtual). It uses the Windows Admin Center gateway and requires no agent to be deployed on the target server. This tool is preferable to the historic method of using an RDP session to connect to and manage a Server, and it includes role-based access control and activity logging. For more details, visit <A href="#" target="_self">What is Windows Admin Center?</A>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>5. Use Azure Bastion</STRONG><BR />Both RDP and SSH are important remote connectivity protocols, but they’re also highly targeted by malicious attacks. In Azure, there’s an easy to use Bastion host service that provides connectivity to your Azure virtual machines via the Azure Portal, without the need for the RDP or SSH ports to be exposed to the Internet. In fact, the destination server does not even need a public IP address. Learn more at <A href="#" target="_self">What is Azure Bastion?</A>&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><STRONG>Conclusion</STRONG><BR />With their high levels of access to critical systems and data, secure work methods and tools are important for IT Pros, regardless of where they are working from. It is possible to provide both an increased level of security and the access and productivity that your IT workers need. Investing the time to review this now will help to protect your organization from future malicious access attempts.</P> Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:28:59 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/remote-working-for-it-pros/ba-p/1442217 Sonia Cuff 2020-06-05T15:28:59Z Enabling Remote Work Weekly Roundup - May 25 - 29 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-may-25-29/ba-p/1434294 <P>Check out some amazing content in our Enabling Remote Work weekly roundup!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Enable Remote Work</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-it-pro-blog/deploying-a-new-version-of-windows-10-in-a-remote-world/ba-p/1419846" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Deploying a new version of Windows 10 in a remote world</STRONG></A></P> <P>This post provides practical, step-by-step guidance to help you move your existing devices to Windows 10, version 2004—<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the latest Windows 10 feature update</A>—as quickly and seamlessly as possible.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Resources for Remote Workers</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/edutech/working-from-home-while-working-in-the-cloud/ba-p/1383425" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Working from home while working in the Cloud</STRONG></A></P> <P>Working from home has its own challenges: dogs barking, children screaming, not having access to a fully stocked breakroom, etc.&nbsp; Secure access to your corporate apps and data should not be one of those challenges. Thanks to cloud technologies provided by Azure and Office 365, everyone can be productive, even in the most challenging of locations. In this blog we will talk about a few options to help keep you connected while you work from home. We will start off by talking about Office 365 and how it can be your Office away from your office, then we will talk about how Azure can enable you to take your office home with you, finally we will wrap up with some technical tips to help you be more productive working in the Cloud from wherever you may be.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/smb-stories/guest-blog-helping-smbs-securely-work-from-home-with-microsoft/ba-p/1412717" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>[Guest Blog] Helping SMBs securely work from home with Microsoft 365 Business Premium</STRONG></A></P> <P>Helping our small and medium business customers work remotely and securely is a challenge that many MSPs are wrestling with.&nbsp;Microsoft 365 Business Premium is one of the most useful and cost-effective solutions we have to help our customers with these scenarios. Here are a few ways we have leveraged this product.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/smb-stories/chartered-institute-of-personnel-development-cipd-quickly/ba-p/1412829" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) quickly embraces remote work with Microsoft 365</STRONG></A></P> <P>In 1913, the&nbsp;Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) began its mission to champion better work and working lives. For the last century, the organization has held close its guiding principle: what benefits people also benefits their employers, and by extension, economies and societies. For the last few years, CIPD has focused on bringing people together, regardless of where they’re working from. At the time, it would have been impossible to know just how relevant this approach would become once Covid-19 began to spread across the globe in 2019 and early 2020.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Upcoming Events</STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-sharepoint-blog/galactic-collaboration-summit-upcoming-online-training-event/ba-p/1407255" target="_self"><STRONG>Galactic Collaboration Summit - upcoming online training event</STRONG></A></P> <P>Captain's log, stardate 365.0602.0609.2, our destination - to boldly go where no virtual conference has gone before. The&nbsp;Galactic Collaboration Summit&nbsp;is about to hit warp speed 10, to help you explore a Milky Way Galaxy full of sessions. Set your phasers on fun, to learn, and engage! Jeff<STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG>“Captain”<STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG>Teper&nbsp;(CVP, Microsoft) will be giving a keynote that’ll be out of this world, plus Microsoft speakers delivering breakout sessions among thought leaders and members of the community from around the world. Review all sessions and start your Galactic exploration today.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Top Conversations</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/how-can-i-export-attendee-list-from-microsoft-teams-live-events/m-p/1243109#M125" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>How can I export Attendee list from Microsoft Teams Live events session using Microsoft Graph API?</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/588859" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@marcelocasaca&nbsp;</A>wondered about how to use Microsoft Graph APIs to extract a attendee list from a live session from Microsoft Teams. Microsoft employee&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/418081" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Val Ramos</A>&nbsp;and MVP&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/13441" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reza Ameri</A>&nbsp;offered helpful advice.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/change-default-meeting-length-in-outlook-avoid-back-to-back/m-p/1247361#M132" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Change default meeting length in Outlook - Avoid Back-to-Back meetings!</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/591512" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Karl Vietmeier</A>&nbsp;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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/building-a-highly-available-remote-desktop-gateway-farm/m-p/1245796#M130" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Building A Highly Available Remote Desktop Gateway Farm integrated with Azure MFA</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/194333" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mahmoud A. Atallah</A>&nbsp;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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/the-big-wfh-office-pictures/m-p/1223537#M18" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>The BIG WFH Office pictures!</STRONG></A></P> <P>MVP&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/105710" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Simon Binder</A>&nbsp;asked the community to post pictures of their work from home setup, receiving quite a few responses.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/being-inclusive-in-virtual-meetings/m-p/1223468#M11" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Being inclusive in virtual meetings</STRONG></A></P> <P>MVP&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/105710" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Simon Binder</A>&nbsp;shared a detailed list of their struggles of virtual meetings and how they’ve overcome them!</P> Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:14:25 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-may-25-29/ba-p/1434294 Eric Starker 2020-06-02T19:14:25Z Enabling Remote Work Weekly Roundup - May 18-22 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-may-18-22/ba-p/1419074 <P>Check out some amazing content in our Enabling Remote Work weekly roundup!</P> <P><STRONG><U>Top Conversations</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/how-can-i-export-attendee-list-from-microsoft-teams-live-events/m-p/1243109#M125" target="_blank"><STRONG>How can I export Attendee list from Microsoft Teams Live events session using Microsoft Graph API?</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/588859" target="_blank">@marcelocasaca&nbsp;</A>wondered about how to use Microsoft Graph APIs to extract a attendee list from a live session from Microsoft Teams. Microsoft employee&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/418081" target="_blank">Val Ramos</A>&nbsp;and MVP&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/13441" target="_blank">Reza Ameri</A>&nbsp;offered helpful advice.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/building-a-highly-available-remote-desktop-gateway-farm/m-p/1245796#M130" target="_blank"><STRONG>Building A Highly Available Remote Desktop Gateway Farm integrated with Azure MFA</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/194333" target="_blank">Mahmoud A. Atallah</A>&nbsp;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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/change-default-meeting-length-in-outlook-avoid-back-to-back/m-p/1247361#M132" target="_blank"><STRONG>Change default meeting length in Outlook - Avoid Back-to-Back meetings!</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/591512" target="_blank">Karl Vietmeier</A>&nbsp;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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/the-big-wfh-office-pictures/m-p/1223537#M18" target="_blank"><STRONG>The BIG WFH Office pictures!</STRONG></A></P> <P>MVP&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/105710" target="_blank">Simon Binder</A>&nbsp;asked the community to post pictures of their work from home setup, receiving quite a few responses.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/being-inclusive-in-virtual-meetings/m-p/1223468#M11" target="_blank"><STRONG>Being inclusive in virtual meetings</STRONG></A></P> <P>MVP&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/105710" target="_blank">Simon Binder</A>&nbsp;shared a detailed list of their struggles of virtual meetings and how they’ve overcome them!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Enable Remote Work</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-ai/data-scientists-how-you-can-stay-productive-while-working/ba-p/1392822" target="_blank"><STRONG>Data Scientists – How you can stay productive while working remotely</STRONG></A></P> <P>With COVID-19 continuing to impact people and countries around the world and data science teams everywhere are now working remotely, we will be running a series of blogs to help data science teams be productive in the current environment. This blog focuses on how Azure Machine Learning can foster collaboration and productivity when working remotely.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/surface-it-pro-blog/windows-virtual-desktop-on-surface-delivers-resilience-and/ba-p/1372122" target="_self">Windows Virtual Desktop on Surface delivers resilience and flexibility in challenging times</A></STRONG></P> <P>Surface devices bring unmatched versatility allowing everyone from CEOs to frontline workers to stay productive from anywhere. But did you know there’s a simple thing you can do to extend the power of Surface devices even further by joining them to virtual desktop infrastructure or VDI?&nbsp; This gives you what we call “Windows Virtual Desktop on Surface” combining Microsoft 365 -- virtualized in the Azure cloud -- with the advanced security protections, enterprise-level manageability, and enhanced productivity tools of Windows 10 on Surface.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/workplace-analytics-myanalytics/measure-remote-work-impact-with-the-enhanced-business-continuity/ba-p/1400817" target="_self"><STRONG><U>Measure remote work impact with the enhanced Business continuity dashboard</U></STRONG></A></P> <P>Last month, the Workplace&nbsp;<SPAN data-contrast="none">Analytics</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;team released the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">B</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">usiness&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">c</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ontinuity</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">d</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ashboard to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">provide you insights about the impact of shifting to remote work. We have listened to your feedback since that initial release, and today we&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">are&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">excited to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">announce&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">an&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">update</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">this experience.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">With the&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">new</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;Business&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">c</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ontinuity&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">d</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">ashboard,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">you are able to</SPAN>&nbsp;<SPAN data-contrast="none">identify opportunities&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;improve remote work effectiveness, track the evolution of remote collaboration over time, and customize</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;your</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;report to</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;suit your organization’s needs</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN>&nbsp;<SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233117&quot;:true,&quot;134233118&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Resources for Remote Workers</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/healthcare-and-life-sciences/build-employee-resilience-with-people-manager-teams/ba-p/1403111" target="_self"><STRONG><U>Build employee resilience with people manager teams</U></STRONG></A></P> <P>Many organizations around the world are figuring out how to cope with the impact of crisis while still maintaining business continuity. Everything has changed so fast, and this is an unprecedented time, we understand that the health and well-being of your employees remain your top priority. We believe providing support to employees' mental health should and will remain a priority for every organization around the world. We understand that leadership takes on greater importance during times of stress and uncertainty, and people managers play a significant role in supporting the employees.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Upcoming Events</STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/public-sector-blog/may-webinars-amp-remote-work-resources/ba-p/1351459" target="_blank"><STRONG>May Webinars &amp; Remote Work Resources</STRONG></A></P> <P>The Microsoft Federal team has been working hard to provide remote working skilling and instruction to our customers working remote.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work-blog/join-us-for-the-new-enabling-remote-work-with-microsoft-365/ba-p/1296930" target="_blank"><STRONG>Join us for the new Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 webcast series</STRONG></A></P> <P>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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-sharepoint-blog/galactic-collaboration-summit-upcoming-online-training-event/ba-p/1407255" target="_self">Galactic Collaboration Summit - upcoming online training event</A></STRONG></P> <P>Captain's log, stardate 365.0602.0609.2, our destination - to boldly go where no virtual conference has gone before. The&nbsp;Galactic Collaboration Summit&nbsp;is about to hit warp speed 10, to help you explore a Milky Way Galaxy full of sessions. Set your phasers on fun, to learn, and engage! Jeff<STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG>“Captain”<STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG>Teper&nbsp;(CVP, Microsoft) will be giving a keynote that’ll be out of this world, plus Microsoft speakers delivering breakout sessions among thought leaders and members of the community from around the world. Review all sessions and start your Galactic exploration today.</P> Tue, 26 May 2020 21:46:21 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-may-18-22/ba-p/1419074 Eric Starker 2020-05-26T21:46:21Z Enabling Remote Work Weekly Roundup - May 11-15 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-may-11-15/ba-p/1403558 <P>Check out some amazing content in our Enabling Remote Work weekly roundup!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Top Conversations</U></STRONG></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; background: white;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #333333;"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/how-can-i-export-attendee-list-from-microsoft-teams-live-events/m-p/1243109#M125" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG style="box-sizing: border-box;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #146cac;">How can I export Attendee list from Microsoft Teams Live events session using Microsoft Graph API?</SPAN></STRONG></A></SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; background: white; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #333333;"><A style="box-sizing: border-box;" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/588859" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN style="color: #146cac;">@marcelocasaca&nbsp;</SPAN></A>wondered about how to use Microsoft Graph APIs to extract a attendee list from a live session from Microsoft Teams. Microsoft employee&nbsp;<A style="box-sizing: border-box;" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/418081" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN style="color: #146cac;">Val Ramos</SPAN></A>&nbsp;and MVP&nbsp;<A style="box-sizing: border-box;" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/13441" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN style="color: #146cac;">Reza Ameri</SPAN></A>&nbsp;offered helpful advice.</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; background: white; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #333333;">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; background: white; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #333333;"><A style="box-sizing: border-box;" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/building-a-highly-available-remote-desktop-gateway-farm/m-p/1245796#M130" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG style="box-sizing: border-box;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #146cac;">Building A Highly Available Remote Desktop Gateway Farm integrated with Azure MFA</SPAN></STRONG></A></SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; background: white; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #333333;"><A style="box-sizing: border-box;" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/194333" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN style="color: #146cac;">Mahmoud A. Atallah</SPAN></A>&nbsp;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.</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; background: white;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #333333;">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; background: white;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #333333;"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/change-default-meeting-length-in-outlook-avoid-back-to-back/m-p/1247361#M132" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG style="box-sizing: border-box;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #146cac;">Change default meeting length in Outlook - Avoid Back-to-Back meetings!</SPAN></STRONG></A></SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; background: white; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #333333;"><A style="box-sizing: border-box;" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/591512" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN style="color: #146cac;">Karl Vietmeier</SPAN></A>&nbsp;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.</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; background: white;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #333333;">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; background: white;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #333333;"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/being-inclusive-in-virtual-meetings/m-p/1223468#M11" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG style="box-sizing: border-box;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #146cac;">Being inclusive in virtual meetings</SPAN></STRONG></A></SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; background: white; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #333333;">MVP&nbsp;<A style="box-sizing: border-box;" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/105710" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN style="color: #146cac;">Simon Binder</SPAN></A>&nbsp;shared a detailed list of their struggles of virtual meetings and how they’ve overcome them!</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; background: white;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #333333;">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; background: white; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #333333;"><A style="box-sizing: border-box;" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/the-big-wfh-office-pictures/m-p/1223537#M18" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG style="box-sizing: border-box;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #146cac;">The BIG WFH Office pictures!</SPAN></STRONG></A></SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; background: white; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><SPAN style="font-family: SegoeUI; color: #333333;">MVP&nbsp;<A style="box-sizing: border-box;" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/105710" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN style="color: #146cac;">Simon Binder</SPAN></A>&nbsp;asked the community to post pictures of their work from home setup, receiving quite a few responses.</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; background: white; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; orphans: 2; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;">&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Enable Remote Work</U></STRONG><U></U></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-365-blog/fluid-framework-how-one-microsoft-team-breaks-real-time/ba-p/1384380" target="_blank"><STRONG>Fluid Framework: How one Microsoft team breaks real-time collaboration barriers</STRONG></A></P> <P>You&nbsp;might&nbsp;have heard about the new Fluid Framework that’s been in&nbsp;an early&nbsp;public preview&nbsp;since&nbsp;Q4 of 2019.&nbsp;In a nutshell,&nbsp;it’s&nbsp;a&nbsp;new technology and set of experiences that will make collaboration seamless&nbsp;between people of all disciplines&nbsp;by breaking down the barriers between apps&nbsp;in Microsoft 365.&nbsp;The&nbsp;Fluid Framework&nbsp;is on a journey to make&nbsp;work more adaptable,&nbsp;flexible and&nbsp;focused&nbsp;—no matter where the content is edited or shared&nbsp;it’s always connected.&nbsp;We have tried out this technology here at&nbsp;Microsoft&nbsp;to&nbsp;achieve a higher degree of remote collaboration.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/3-microsoft-teams-apps-for-running-productive-standups-while/ba-p/1381151" target="_blank"><STRONG>3 Microsoft Teams apps for running productive standups while working remotely</STRONG></A></P> <P>As everyone adjusts to the “new normal” of remote work, even agile development teams are learning how to adapt “in-office” processes to function in a remote work environment. A common reaction is to shift all rituals and meetings, like the daily standup, online – however, this is a missed opportunity to make full use of the situation to determine 1) whether the meeting was effective in the first place, and 2) whether there are other approaches and tools to enhance the process to fit the current environment and future.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Resources for Remote Workers</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/security-privacy-and-compliance/working-remotely-webinar/ba-p/1386696" target="_blank"><STRONG>Working remotely webinar</STRONG></A></P> <P>In this difficult time, remote work is becoming the new normal for many companies around the world. Part of this new normal is&nbsp;increased focus on implementing stricter security controls and data loss prevention policies within the solutions that already exist within your environment. We understand that you may be looking at our portfolio of solutions and trying to better understand how we can help provide the appropriate balance of security and productivity.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-mvp-award-program-blog/hacking-at-home-together-microsoft-mvps-hack-for-change/ba-p/1380417" target="_blank"><STRONG>Hacking At Home, Together: Microsoft MVPs Hack For Change</STRONG></A></P> <P>The coronavirus pandemic is a global moment of hardship, uncertainty, and mortal risk. But in this shared time of great adversity, there is collective concentration to innovate, investigate, and overcome. It is in this spirit that Microsoft MVPs came together from the comfort of their own quarantined homes to do just that.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Upcoming Events</STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/public-sector-blog/may-webinars-amp-remote-work-resources/ba-p/1351459" target="_blank"><STRONG>May Webinars &amp; Remote Work Resources</STRONG></A></P> <P>The Microsoft Federal team has been working hard to provide remote working skilling and instruction to our customers working remote.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work-blog/part-6-of-enabling-remote-work-with-microsoft-365-webcast-series/ba-p/1388063" target="_blank"><STRONG>[Part 6 of Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 Webcast Series] Modern devices to stay productive</STRONG></A></P> <P>We&nbsp;hope you have enjoyed our&nbsp;previous&nbsp;five&nbsp;episodes of the Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 webcast series!&nbsp;Our sixth part will start on&nbsp;Wednesday, May 20 at 9:00 AM PT.&nbsp;&nbsp;If you have missed any,&nbsp;don’t&nbsp;worry, they will all be available on-demand on the&nbsp;Enabling remote work with Microsoft&nbsp;365 landing page.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work-blog/join-us-for-the-new-enabling-remote-work-with-microsoft-365/ba-p/1296930" target="_blank"><STRONG>Join us for the new Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 webcast series</STRONG></A></P> <P>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.</P> Tue, 19 May 2020 18:50:12 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-may-11-15/ba-p/1403558 Eric Starker 2020-05-19T18:50:12Z [Part 6 of Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 Webcast Series] Modern devices to stay productive https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/part-6-of-enabling-remote-work-with-microsoft-365-webcast-series/ba-p/1388063 <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">We</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;hope you have enjoyed our&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">previous</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">five</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">episodes of the Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 webcast series</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">!</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Our sixth part will start on&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Wednesday</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">, May 20 at 9:00 AM PT</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;If you have missed any,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">don’t</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;worry, they will all be available on-demand on the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Enabling remote work with Microsoft&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">365 landing page</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:1,&quot;335551620&quot;:1,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Pacific time zone.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/191716iA75A28C7CE0D87C1/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Pacific time zone.png" alt="Pacific time zone.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Returning to the topic on how to empower people to stay productive,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;specifically using technology to put employees,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">customers</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;and communities first, this episode will have speakers Joe Lurie and Karen Simpson along with </SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">moderator&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Stephen Rose</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:1,&quot;335551620&quot;:1,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Tune in to hear how modern devices from Surface and Partners plus Microsoft Teams peripherals will enable your employees to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">collaborate</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">, stay productive and work remotely,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">securely</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">. We will have a team of experts behind the scenes to answer your questions</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:1,&quot;335551620&quot;:1,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Add this webcast to your calendar&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">HERE</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;to watch live with us on&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Wednesday and</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;check out the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 landing page</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;to find past webcast episodes on-demand</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">. There is also a&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">link library</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;that is&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">being updated</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;with&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">new resources</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;for all our&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">solutions and topics</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:1,&quot;335551620&quot;:1,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="none">Thank you!&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">Don’t</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;forget that you can also&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">j</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">oin the conversation</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;with us any time on Tech Community</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">!</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:1,&quot;335551620&quot;:1,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Thu, 14 May 2020 18:00:55 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/part-6-of-enabling-remote-work-with-microsoft-365-webcast-series/ba-p/1388063 Brad McCabe 2020-05-14T18:00:55Z [Part 5 of Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 Webcast Series] Maintain security and control https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/part-5-of-enabling-remote-work-with-microsoft-365-webcast-series/ba-p/1381358 <P>The fifth installment of our live webcast series <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365</A> will be on <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Wednesday, May 13,&nbsp;2020 at 9:00 am PDT</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This week, we shift our focus back to security. Stephen Rose will be our moderator once again as our guests Joe Lurie and Karen Simpson join us for practical advice on managing Windows 10 devices, monthly updates, feature updates, and user-owned devices for your remote workforce.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Watch live with us to ask questions, add to your calendar <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">HERE</A>, so you don’t miss it. And don’t forget to check out the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 landing page</A>- new links, resources and on-demand videos are being added each week.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="M365 Part 5.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/190800i0D735CEA5F4748C0/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="M365 Part 5.png" alt="M365 Part 5.png" /></span></P> Tue, 12 May 2020 13:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/part-5-of-enabling-remote-work-with-microsoft-365-webcast-series/ba-p/1381358 Brad McCabe 2020-05-12T13:00:00Z Enabling Remote Work Weekly Roundup May 4th - May 8th https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-may-4th-may-8th/ba-p/1380810 <P>Check out some amazing content in our Enabling Remote Work weekly roundup!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Top Conversations</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/how-can-i-export-attendee-list-from-microsoft-teams-live-events/m-p/1243109#M125" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>How can I export Attendee list from Microsoft Teams Live events session using Microsoft Graph API?</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/588859" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@marcelocasaca&nbsp;</A>wondered about how to use Microsoft Graph APIs to extract a attendee list from a live session from Microsoft Teams. Microsoft employee&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/418081" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Val Ramos</A>&nbsp;and MVP&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/13441" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reza Ameri</A>&nbsp;offered helpful advice.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/building-a-highly-available-remote-desktop-gateway-farm/m-p/1245796#M130" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Building A Highly Available Remote Desktop Gateway Farm integrated with Azure MFA</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/194333" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mahmoud A. Atallah</A>&nbsp;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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/the-big-wfh-office-pictures/m-p/1223537#M18" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>The BIG WFH Office pictures!</STRONG></A></P> <P>MVP <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/105710" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Simon Binder</A> asked the community to post pictures of their work from home setup, receiving quite a few responses.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/change-default-meeting-length-in-outlook-avoid-back-to-back/m-p/1247361#M132" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Change default meeting length in Outlook - Avoid Back-to-Back meetings!</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/591512" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Karl Vietmeier</A> 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.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/being-inclusive-in-virtual-meetings/m-p/1223468#M11" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Being inclusive in virtual meetings</STRONG></A></P> <P>MVP <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/105710" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Simon Binder</A> shared a detailed list of their struggles of virtual meetings and how they’ve overcome them!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Enable Remote Work</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-sentinel/monitoring-windows-virtual-desktop-environments-fall-2019/ba-p/1356632" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Monitoring Windows Virtual Desktop environments (Fall 2019 release) with Azure Sentinel</STRONG></A></P> <P><EM>NOTE: This blog post covers monitoring resources using the Windows Virtual Desktop Fall 2019 release without Azure Resource Manager objects. If you are using the Windows Virtual Desktop Spring 2020 release with Azure Resource Manager objects (in Public Preview at the time of writing) then click&nbsp;</EM><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A><EM>&nbsp;for details about how to connect this to your Sentinel workspace as the process and logs differ. Queries found in this blog will&nbsp;<U>not</U>&nbsp;work if you are using the WVD Spring 2020 deployment as tables and logs have changed.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/whiteboarding-and-brainstorming-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1353554" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Whiteboarding and Brainstorming in Microsoft Teams</STRONG></A></P> <P>Most projects have a cycle – from initial idea or problem to solution design, implementation, and completion. In the solution design phase, getting to the best outcome requires keeping an open mind, getting feedback as broadly as you can, and then systematically evaluating and iterating towards the best solution. Towards this end, bringing stakeholders together into a room to brainstorm, sketch ideas, or do sticky-note exercises to gather feedback can be useful for getting a bigger picture. In a remote working environment, many software tools can provide similar support, with the additional benefits of being digital – and that includes being connected with conversations and closely available within Microsoft Teams. As you tackle projects in a remote working environment, experiment with different tools to collect and operationalize ideas, brainstorming, and feedback.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/security-privacy-and-compliance/get-the-most-out-of-office-365-atp-in-the-shift-to-remote-work/ba-p/1350692" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Get the most out of Office 365 ATP in the shift to remote work</STRONG></A></P> <P>It’s never been more critical that employees and the partners they collaborate with can work remotely and stay more secure. In the months leading up to this monumental shift, phishing and malware attacks were at the top of the list of cybersecurity threats. Now, attackers are capitalizing on fear, leveraging this time of uncertainty and change as an opportunity. Phishing and malware attacks are on the rise, many of which now include COVID-19 related lures. In the circumstances we are living through, these threats continue to be some of the most considerable risks to organizations.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/workplace-analytics-myanalytics/workplace-analytics-may-2020-feature-updates/ba-p/1354214" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Now Available: Screen Recording For Training Videos and Communications with Microsoft Stream</STRONG></A></P> <P>On Wednesday, May 6, Microsoft announced the new screen recording tool in Microsoft Stream, giving everyone a way to create videos for sharing knowledge, remote learning, leadership updates and other communications across your organization. Join the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/workplace-analytics-myanalytics/workplace-analytics-may-2020-feature-updates/ba-p/1354214" target="_blank" rel="noopener">conversation</A> in the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-stream/ct-p/MicrosoftStream" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Stream space</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Resources for Remote Workers<BR /></U><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/educator-developer-blog/resources-and-tools-for-remote-learning/ba-p/1356168" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Resources and tools for remote learning</A></STRONG></P> <P>Over the last few months, we’ve had a blast learning from our users and finding ways to improve online learning experiences.&nbsp;&nbsp;<BR /><BR /></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/small-and-medium-business-blog/practical-guide-to-securing-remote-work-using-microsoft-365/ba-p/1354772" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Practical guide to securing remote work using Microsoft 365 Business Premium</STRONG></A></P> <P>This guide summarizes Microsoft’s recommendations for enabling employees at small and medium-sized businesses to securely work from home, using the features included in Microsoft 365 Business Premium.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Upcoming Events</STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/public-sector-blog/may-webinars-amp-remote-work-resources/ba-p/1351459" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>May Webinars &amp; Remote Work Resources</STRONG></A></P> <P>The Microsoft Federal team has been working hard to provide remote working skilling and instruction to our customers working remote.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work-blog/join-us-for-the-new-enabling-remote-work-with-microsoft-365/ba-p/1296930" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Join us for the new Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 webcast series</STRONG></A></P> <P>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.</P> Mon, 11 May 2020 23:20:39 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-may-4th-may-8th/ba-p/1380810 Dylan Snodgrass 2020-05-11T23:20:39Z Enabling Remote Work Weekly Roundup - April 27-May 1 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-april-27-may-1/ba-p/1361052 <P>Check out some amazing content in our Enabling Remote Work weekly roundup!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Top Conversations</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/how-can-i-export-attendee-list-from-microsoft-teams-live-events/m-p/1243109#M125" target="_blank"><STRONG>How can I export Attendee list from Microsoft Teams Live events session using Microsoft Graph API?</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/588859" target="_blank">@marcelocasaca&nbsp;</A>wondered about how to use Microsoft Graph APIs to extract a attendee list from a live session from Microsoft Teams. Microsoft employee&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/418081" target="_blank">Val Ramos</A>&nbsp;and MVP&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/13441" target="_blank">Reza Ameri</A>&nbsp;offered helpful advice.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/building-a-highly-available-remote-desktop-gateway-farm/m-p/1245796#M130" target="_blank"><STRONG>Building A Highly Available Remote Desktop Gateway Farm integrated with Azure MFA</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/194333" target="_blank">Mahmoud A. Atallah</A>&nbsp;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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/always-on-vpn/m-p/1341335#M271" target="_blank"><STRONG>Always On VPN</STRONG></A></P> <P>Contributor <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/80138" target="_blank">Rob Nunley</A> had some questions around enabling Always On VPN for some remote workers.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/what-is-your-backup-strategy/m-p/1352683#M277" target="_blank"><STRONG>What is Your Backup Strategy</STRONG></A></P> <P>MVP <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/13441" target="_blank">Reza Ameri</A>&nbsp;asked the Tech Community about their strategy for backing up data with remote workers. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/616707" target="_blank">PeterRising</A> suggested Data Protection Manager in addition to OneDrive and SharePoint.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/the-big-wfh-office-pictures/m-p/1223537#M18" target="_blank"><STRONG>The BIG WFH Office pictures!</STRONG></A></P> <P>MVP Simon Binder asked the community to post pictures of their work from home setup, receiving quite a few responses.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Enable Remote Work</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/device-management-in-microsoft/managing-and-securing-devices-utilizing-conditional-access/ba-p/1351020" target="_blank"><STRONG>Managing and Securing Devices Utilizing Conditional Access Policies at Microsoft</STRONG></A></P> <P>As most of the world is working from home due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, ITPros are busy helping users securely access corporate resources. We have put together this blog to share how we can protect and secure an organization's resources and data while providing a better user experience and increase the productivity using&nbsp;Microsoft Intune&nbsp;(Microsoft Endpoint Manager -Intune).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-defender-atp/harden-endpoint-security-for-covid-19-and-working-from-home-with/ba-p/1343641" target="_blank"><STRONG>Harden endpoint security for COVID-19 and working from home with Threat &amp; Vulnerability Management</STRONG></A></P> <P>Attackers have&nbsp;shifted their focus&nbsp;to take advantage of the COVID-19 outbreak. Recent threats have ranged from malicious coronavirus-themed email and social engineering campaigns, to exploitation of endpoint configuration weaknesses on remote worker devices being used outside the normal security-controlled office environment.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Resources for Remote Workers</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-365-blog/microsoft-learn-supports-remote-technical-skilling/ba-p/1347685" target="_blank"><STRONG>Microsoft Learn Supports Remote Technical Skilling</STRONG></A></P> <P>As COVID-19 continues to impact the world and drastically shift our day-to-day operations, millions of workers are adjusting to full-time remote work. While many organizations are exploring creative ways to drive human interaction and engagement, training and technical skilling remain a crucial component to continue empowering employees. Top of mind at Microsoft is a question many of our customers have asked: how can we securely enable thousands of employees to work remotely?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Upcoming Events</STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/public-sector-blog/may-webinars-amp-remote-work-resources/ba-p/1351459" target="_blank"><STRONG>May Webinars &amp; Remote Work Resources</STRONG></A></P> <P>The Microsoft Federal team has been working hard to provide remote working skilling and instruction to our customers working remote.&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-active-directory-ama/ask-microsoft-anything-enable-secure-remote-work-with-azure/m-p/1345299#M105" target="_blank"><STRONG>Ask Microsoft Anything: Enable secure remote work with Azure Active Directory – May 6, 2020</STRONG></A></P> <P>While remote work is a common feature of modern workplaces, it has become an imperative in light of the current worldwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Where it’s feasible, enabling work to happen from homes is a key way to help keep our employees, customers, partners and communities healthy and safe. For those of you using Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), which includes everyone using Office 365, a number of capabilities enable remote work while helping you keep your organization secured. We've shared some&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-active-directory-identity/top-5-ways-your-azure-ad-can-help-you-enable-remote-work/ba-p/1144691" target="_blank">best practices</A>&nbsp;around using Azure AD to enable remote work, and we've heard from you that you're looking for additional ways to get pointed help from our Identity experts. Join us Wednesday, May 6 for an opportunity to&nbsp;"Ask Microsoft Anything" (AMA) about enabling secure remote access for your workforce with Azure AD<STRONG>.</STRONG>&nbsp;The AMA will take place&nbsp;from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pacific Time in the&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-active-directory-ama/bd-p/AzureActiveDirectoryAMA" target="_blank">Azure AD AMA space</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work-blog/join-us-for-the-new-enabling-remote-work-with-microsoft-365/ba-p/1296930" target="_blank"><STRONG>Join us for the new Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 webcast series</STRONG></A></P> <P>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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-ama/announcing-a-microsoft-teams-ama/m-p/1314323" target="_blank"><STRONG>Announcing a Microsoft Teams AMA!</STRONG></A></P> <P>We are very excited to announce a Microsoft Teams ‘Ask Microsoft Anything’ (AMA) for Meetings and Live Events in Microsoft Teams! The AMA will take place on Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT in the&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-ama/bd-p/MicrosoftTeamsAMA" target="_blank">Microsoft Teams AMA Space</A>. Add the event to your calendar and view in your time zone&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">here</A>.</P> Tue, 05 May 2020 17:53:50 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-april-27-may-1/ba-p/1361052 Eric Starker 2020-05-05T17:53:50Z [Part 4 of Webcast Series, May 6, 2020] Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/part-4-of-webcast-series-may-6-2020-enabling-remote-work-with/ba-p/1344942 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The fourth installment in our live webcast series&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Enabling remote work with Microsoft</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;365</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;will be on&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Wednesday, May&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">6</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">th</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp; 2020</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;at 9:00 am PDT</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:1,&quot;335551620&quot;:1,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:1,&quot;335551620&quot;:1,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="May 6.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/187253i4584B6FA4E23B54B/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="May 6.png" alt="May 6.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Focusing on Power Apps, our moderator,&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/33926" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Stephen Rose</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, and guests Mat</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">thew Bolanos and Evan&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Chaki</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;will discuss</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">how to rapidly build solutions</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">adapt processes</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and give everyone the ability to transform the way organizations work.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">With Power Apps, anyone can turn their bright ideas into brilliant apps, fast! Join us for a deep dive with Power Apps product experts and learn how you can quickly build apps and adapt processes for remote work.</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Watch live with us to ask questions</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;add to your calendar&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">HERE</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">so</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;you don’t miss it. A</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">nd don’t forget to check out the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">landing</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">page</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">- it's being&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">updated</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;with links, additional recourses and on-demand video</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s of past live webcasts.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Everything you need for you or organization&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to succeed with remote work.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/part-4-of-webcast-series-may-6-2020-enabling-remote-work-with/ba-p/1344942 Brad McCabe 2020-04-30T16:00:00Z Enabling Remote Work Weekly Roundup - April 20-24 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-april-20-24/ba-p/1344834 <P>Check out some amazing content in our Enabling Remote Work weekly roundup!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Top Conversations</U></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><U><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/how-can-i-export-attendee-list-from-microsoft-teams-live-events/m-p/1243109#M125" target="_blank">How can I export Attendee list from Microsoft Teams Live events session using Microsoft Graph API?</A></U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/588859" target="_blank">@marcelocasaca&nbsp;</A>wondered about how to use Microsoft Graph APIs to extract a attendee list from a live session from Microsoft Teams. Microsoft employee&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/418081" target="_blank">Val Ramos</A>&nbsp;and MVP&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/13441" target="_blank">Reza Ameri</A>&nbsp;offered helpful advice.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/building-a-highly-available-remote-desktop-gateway-farm/m-p/1245796#M130" target="_blank">Building A Highly Available Remote Desktop Gateway Farm integrated with Azure MFA</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/194333" target="_blank">Mahmoud A. Atallah</A>&nbsp;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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/rd-web-access-and-dual-monitors/m-p/1256427#M156" target="_blank">rd web access and dual monitors</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/345795" target="_blank">Jim Satterfield</A> was trying to figure out a better way to control how two monitors work together. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/622871" target="_blank">NetDef</A> and MVP <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/13441" target="_blank">Reza Ameri</A>&nbsp;shared valuable input.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/the-big-wfh-office-pictures/m-p/1223537#M18" target="_blank"><STRONG>The BIG WFH Office pictures!</STRONG></A></P> <P>MVP Simon Binder asked the community to post pictures of their work from home setup, receiving quite a few responses.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/what-is-your-biggest-remote-troubleshooting-challange/m-p/1318031#M250" target="_blank">What is Your Biggest Remote Troubleshooting Challenge?</A></STRONG></P> <P>MVP <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/13441" target="_blank">Reza Ameri</A> asked the community what their biggest remote troubleshooting challenge was, Adding guests to Microsoft Teams was indicated by one user, with others offering advice to help.</P> <P><STRONG><U>&nbsp;</U></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><U>Enable Remote Work</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/healthcare-and-life-sciences/microsoft-teams-security-amp-compliance-resources/ba-p/1316775" target="_blank"><STRONG>Microsoft Teams: Security &amp; Compliance Resources</STRONG></A></P> <P>Over the past month, most healthcare organizations have adopted Microsoft Teams at some level in order to support clinical collaboration and work from home scenarios.&nbsp; In an effort to support customers during this time, we are providing the guidance below for security and compliance in Microsoft Teams.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/design-your-remote-work-culture-with-microsoft-teams-apps/ba-p/1317308" target="_blank"><STRONG>Design your remote work culture with Microsoft Teams apps</STRONG></A></P> <P>Microsoft Teams is best known for group channels, chat conversations, meetings, and calendars all in one place, making team collaboration easier within a unified hub. But beyond this - by providing many ways that apps can integrate, Microsoft Teams is designed to be highly tailored. It can become a customized digital home for your team, well suited for remote work scenarios. Many teams are now fully working remotely. As they adapt, it’s important to keep experimenting in customizing the mix of communication styles and applications to find the right balance for your team.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/planner-blog/boosting-the-planner-mobile-experience-with-recent-enhancements/ba-p/1326421" target="_blank"><STRONG>Boosting the Planner mobile experience with recent enhancements</STRONG></A></P> <P>On Wednesday, April 22, Microsoft announced five recent Planner improvements—two for Android, two for iOS, and one for both—that will help you meet impending deadlines while working remotely.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Resources for Remote Workers</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work-blog/part-1-on-demand-video-now-available-on-enabling-remote-work/ba-p/1322863" target="_blank"><STRONG>Part 1 on-demand video now available on ‘Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365’ webpage</STRONG></A></P> <P>The webcast series&nbsp;Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365&nbsp;has officially launched and we are excited to be able to share all the tips, best practices and technical solutions for your productivity. We’ve worked with many members of the Microsoft 365 team to gather all the best information to get you and your organization ready for remote work, now.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/healthcare-and-life-sciences/why-legacy-telephony-solutions-fell-short-during-the-pandemic/ba-p/1332533" target="_blank"><STRONG>Why Legacy Telephony solutions fell short during the pandemic</STRONG></A></P> <P>The pandemic has impacted our day-to-day job, forcing many of us to work from home. So now the question arises, “how can I make my business calls when my phone is on my office desk?” I don’t want to make calls using my personal cellphone, otherwise, it would end up exposing my private phone number. So how should we go about this?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Upcoming Events</STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-ama/announcing-a-microsoft-teams-ama/m-p/1314323" target="_blank"><STRONG>Announcing a Microsoft Teams AMA!</STRONG></A></P> <P>We are very excited to announce a Microsoft Teams ‘Ask Microsoft Anything’ (AMA) for Meetings and Live Events in Microsoft Teams! The AMA will take place on Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT in the&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-ama/bd-p/MicrosoftTeamsAMA" target="_blank">Microsoft Teams AMA Space</A>. Add the event to your calendar and view in your time zone&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">here</A>.</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/security-privacy-and-compliance/join-the-quot-working-remotely-during-challenging-times-quot/ba-p/1322582" target="_blank"><STRONG>Join the "Working remotely during challenging times" webinar!</STRONG></A></P> <P>In this difficult time, remote work is becoming the new normal for many companies around the world. Part of this new normal is&nbsp;increased focus on implementing stricter security controls and data loss prevention policies within the solutions that already exist within your environment. We understand that you may be looking at our portfolio of solutions and trying to better understand how we can help provide the appropriate balance of security and productivity.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work-blog/join-us-for-the-new-enabling-remote-work-with-microsoft-365/ba-p/1296930" target="_blank"><STRONG>Join us for the new Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 webcast series</STRONG></A></P> <P>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.</P> Tue, 28 Apr 2020 17:56:19 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-april-20-24/ba-p/1344834 Eric Starker 2020-04-28T17:56:19Z [Part 3 of Webcast Series, April 29, 2020] Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/part-3-of-webcast-series-april-29-2020-enabling-remote-work-with/ba-p/1337962 <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">This webcast series&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">on&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">enabling remote work with Microsoft 365</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;continues tomorrow</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">,&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">April 29, 2020</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">with Part 3</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. This episode will&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">focus on maint</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">aining security and control</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;in your organization by securing remote access to applications</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, as&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">well</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;as&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">managed and unmanaged devices.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="P3 Enablig remote work 4.29.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/186668i6A9239743B13D384/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="P3 Enablig remote work 4.29.png" alt="P3 Enablig remote work 4.29.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Join</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/33926" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Stephen Rose</A> and his guests</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">a&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">deep dive discussion on securing your end users. Our experts&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto"><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/61207" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Chris Jackson</A> and <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/176487" target="_blank" rel="noopener">David Gregory</A></SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">will discuss a wide range of topics from managing end user desktops and browsers to securing applications and devices.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Watch live with us to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">learn more</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and have your questions answered by our team behind the scenes.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Add to your calendar&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">HERE</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and be sure to check out the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN data-contrast="none">Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 home page</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">past webcasts&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">on</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">-</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">demand videos, additional resources and more</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;It is</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">b</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">eing</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;updated&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">weekly through this webcast series so you will have access to all the up to d</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ate information and&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">assets</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">to help guide you.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Tue, 28 Apr 2020 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/part-3-of-webcast-series-april-29-2020-enabling-remote-work-with/ba-p/1337962 Brad McCabe 2020-04-28T16:00:00Z Enabling Remote Work Weekly Roundup - April 13 - 17 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-april-13-17/ba-p/1322900 <P>Check out some amazing content in our Enabling Remote Work weekly roundup!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Top Conversations</U></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><U><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/how-can-i-export-attendee-list-from-microsoft-teams-live-events/m-p/1243109#M125" target="_blank" rel="noopener">How can I export Attendee list from Microsoft Teams Live events session using Microsoft Graph API?</A></U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/588859" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@marcelocasaca&nbsp;</A>wondered about how to use Microsoft Graph APIs to extract a attendee list from a live session from Microsoft Teams. Microsoft employee <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/418081" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Val Ramos</A> and MVP <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/13441" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reza Ameri</A> offered helpful advice.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/how-i-manage-and-plan-tasks-as-a-remote-worker/m-p/1294720#M210" target="_blank" rel="noopener">How I Manage and Plan Tasks as a Remote Worker</A></STRONG></P> <P>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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/the-big-wfh-office-pictures/m-p/1223537#M18" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>The BIG WFH Office pictures!</STRONG></A></P> <P>MVP Simon Binder asked the community to post pictures of their work from home setup, receiving quite a few responses.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/microsoft-teams-introductory-blog-series/m-p/1310189#M240" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Microsoft Teams introductory blog series</STRONG></A></P> <P>Looking to get the most out of Microsoft Teams now that you're working remotely? Check out MVP&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/169605" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@Christopher Hoard</A>'s fantastic Teams introductory series!&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/building-a-highly-available-remote-desktop-gateway-farm/m-p/1245796#M130" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Building A Highly Available Remote Desktop Gateway Farm integrated with Azure MFA</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/194333" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mahmoud A. Atallah</A> 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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Enable Remote Work</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-onedrive-blog/top-5-ways-to-use-onedrive-when-working-remotely/ba-p/1299232" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>5 ways OneDrive can be useful during remote working scenarios</STRONG></A></P> <P>To get work done from anywhere, across your devices, you need ubiquitous access to all your files – online and offline and the ability to securely collaborate with folks within and outside your organization.&nbsp;Digital natives and mobile professionals expect this and OneDrive does not disappoint. With so many information workers, teachers and students working from home, here are 5 ways OneDrive can be useful during remote working scenarios.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-onedrive-blog/sync-up-a-onedrive-podcast-episode-8-how-to-best-use-onedrive/ba-p/1303786" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Sync Up – a OneDrive podcast : Episode 8, “How to best use OneDrive when working remotely"</STRONG></A></P> <P><STRONG>Sync Up</STRONG>&nbsp;is your monthly podcast hosted by the OneDrive team taking you behind the scenes of OneDrive, shedding light on how OneDrive connects you to all your files in Microsoft 365 so you can share and work together from anywhere. You will hear from experts behind the design and development of OneDrive, as well as customers and Microsoft MVPs. Each episode will also give you news and announcements, special topics of discussion, and best practices for your OneDrive experience.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/stay-productive-and-connected-using-apps-in-teams/ba-p/1305854" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Stay productive and connected using apps in Teams</STRONG></A></P> <P>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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/how-to-secure-your-remote-workers-with-office-cloud-policy/ba-p/1308579" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>How to secure your remote workers with Office Cloud Policy Service</STRONG></A></P> <P>With more and more users working from home, organizations are facing new security and privacy challenges. One of them might be, that users are working on unmanaged, maybe personal devices accessing corporate data. Classic technologies like Active Directory Group Policy Management do not help in such scenarios, as these do not apply to unmanaged devices.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-active-directory-identity/developing-applications-for-secure-remote-work-with-azure-ad/ba-p/1257336" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Developing applications for secure remote work with Azure AD</STRONG></A></P> <P>In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak, we have been working closely with our customers to help them address the new reality. As such, we&nbsp;recently published tips to help IT admins to enable secure, remote access. Today, we want to provide guidance for our developers to ensure the apps you build can be easily accessible to all workers, anywhere. Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) can help unlock secure, remote access to the apps you build while providing benefits such as: reduced costs and time savings and centralized administration.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/windows-it-pro-blog/optimize-windows-monthly-update-deployment-for-remote-devices/ba-p/1309917" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Optimize Windows monthly update deployment for remote devices</A></STRONG></SPAN></P> <P>In this post, we will walk you through ways to optimize the delivery and deployment of Windows monthly quality updates (aka patches) to remote devices in your organization. We will offer specific recommendations on minimizing update size and bandwidth utilization, increasing update speed and consistency, and reducing the impact and dependency on end users.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-active-directory-identity/securely-collaborate-with-remote-partners-using-azure-ad-b2b/ba-p/1257337" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Securely collaborate with remote partners using Azure AD B2B collaboration</STRONG></A></P> <P>As COVID-19 public health guidance keeps suppliers, distributors, vendors and contractors at home,&nbsp;organizations around the world must figure out how to enable productivity for their blended workforce of employees and&nbsp;external partners. A few weeks ago,&nbsp;we shared&nbsp;5 steps&nbsp;you can take to enable remote work with Azure Active Directory. We’ve since shared&nbsp;how to enable remote collaboration for your employees&nbsp;and&nbsp;how to allow remote employees to securely access on-prem apps.&nbsp;Today we’ll talk about ways you can enable&nbsp;remote collaboration with your external users&nbsp;using&nbsp;B2B collaboration capabilities&nbsp;in Azure AD.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/it-essentials-for-enabling-remote-work-with-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1313220" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>IT essentials for enabling remote work with Microsoft Teams</STRONG></A></P> <P>Organizations across the globe are adjusting to the new reality of remote work to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/outlook-blog/manage-your-time-while-working-from-home-with-outlook/ba-p/1303852" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><SPAN><STRONG>Manage your time while working from home with Outlook</STRONG></SPAN></A></P> <P>A lot has changed in the last few weeks. You, and many more, may be working from home, blurring the lines between your work and your personal lives.&nbsp; Your daily routine has changed and you are spending more time inside, more time connected to the digital world, and with additional personal responsibilities.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Resources for Remote Workers</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/healthcare-and-life-sciences/three-ways-to-use-virtual-tools-to-support-your-employee-s/ba-p/1310179" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Three ways to use virtual tools to support your employee's wellbeing</STRONG></A></P> <P>As someone who has worked in and around health organizations for over 22 years, I have seen my fair share of individuals who epitomize the old saying: “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” They are resilient people. However, every employee’s spirit will be tested in this difficult time by the volume and pace of work, uncertainty or just “being outside their comfort zone.” As leaders, your natural inclination will be to sustain your staff’s resilience, even as you personally face new challenges in managing team engagement and workday structure.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Upcoming Events</STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work-blog/join-us-for-the-new-enabling-remote-work-with-microsoft-365/ba-p/1296930" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Join us for the new Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 webcast series</STRONG></A></P> <P>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.</P> Tue, 28 Apr 2020 17:42:55 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-april-13-17/ba-p/1322900 Eric Starker 2020-04-28T17:42:55Z [Part 2 of Webcast Series, April 22, 2020] Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/part-2-of-webcast-series-april-22-2020-enabling-remote-work-with/ba-p/1322954 <P>April 22, 2020, we will continued our webcast series ‘Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365’ with Part 2 .&nbsp; The <STRONG>on-demand recording of Part 2</STRONG> can be found <STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A></STRONG>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>This episode focused on extending productivity across mobile devices as well as how to deliver virtualized applications and desktop environments to every platform with Windows Virtual Desktop.&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/33926" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Stephen Rose</A> and guests <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/63584" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pieter Wigleven</A>, a senior program manager and TJ Devine, product marketing manager talk about how to deliver productive desktop environments with virtualization ​and how you can make productivity applications available on any device.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="webcast series 4.22.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/185467i17C2FF5DA5F9E3B6/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="webcast series 4.22.png" alt="webcast series 4.22.png" /></span></P> <P>  </P> <P>Be sure to visit the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 webpage</A> to learn more about our webcast series and to see all the additional resources that will be available to you.</P> Tue, 05 May 2020 17:25:24 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/part-2-of-webcast-series-april-22-2020-enabling-remote-work-with/ba-p/1322954 Brad McCabe 2020-05-05T17:25:24Z Part 1 on-demand video now available on ‘Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365’ webpage https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/part-1-on-demand-video-now-available-on-enabling-remote-work/ba-p/1322863 <P>The webcast series <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365</A> has officially launched and we are excited to be able to share all the tips, best practices and technical solutions for your productivity. We’ve worked with many members of the Microsoft 365 team to gather all the best information to get you and your organization ready for remote work, now.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Our first webcast was hosted on April 15, 2020 and covered the implementation of Microsoft 365 to help your employees meet and collaborate remotely, as well as engage audiences through virtual events and communications. Thank you to everyone who was able to join live. We loved having you there. In case you missed it, or would like to re-watch for all the great information our speakers shared, you can watch Part 1 of our webcast series on-demand now on the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365</A> webpage!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In addition to the on-demand webcasts on the website afterwards, there are also many additional resources collected from the team that are available to you right now. Each webcast topic has links that are constantly being added to, so keep checking back. There will be new videos, links and other resources being added periodically. Don’t forget to join the conversation in Tech Community as well to share how you are handling remote working.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thank you all and we can’t wait to see you on the next webcast!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work-blog/join-us-for-the-new-enabling-remote-work-with-microsoft-365/ba-p/1296930" target="_blank" rel="noopener">View the original webcast series blog post</A></STRONG></P> Tue, 21 Apr 2020 19:44:27 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/part-1-on-demand-video-now-available-on-enabling-remote-work/ba-p/1322863 Brad McCabe 2020-04-21T19:44:27Z Enabling Remote Work Weekly Roundup - April 6-10 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-april-6-10/ba-p/1307077 <P>Check out some amazing content in our Enabling Remote Work weekly roundup!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Top Conversations</U></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/the-big-wfh-office-pictures/m-p/1223537#M18" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The BIG WFH Office pictures!</A></STRONG></P> <P>MVP Simon Binder asked the community to post pictures of their work from home setup, receiving quite a few responses.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/survey-microsoft-365-and-remote-work/m-p/1255996#M152" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Survey: Microsoft 365 and Remote Work</A></U></STRONG></P> <P>Microsoft created a short survey to help understand the specific challenges with Microsoft 365 and remote work.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/how-i-manage-and-plan-tasks-as-a-remote-worker/m-p/1294720#M210" target="_blank" rel="noopener">How I Manage and Plan Tasks as a Remote Worker</A></U></STRONG></P> <P>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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/best-applications-that-will-make-remote-work-during-coronavirus/m-p/1273951#M176" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Best Applications That Will Make Remote Work During Coronavirus More Comfortable</A></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/605626" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Eric Desuza</A> shared a number of applications to help overcome the challenge of a remote work environment. MVP <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/13441" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reza Ameri</A> also indicated Microsoft Teams as a viable option (including a free version) not listed in Eric’s post.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/skype-vs-microsoft-teams-which-one-is-better-for-communication/m-p/1278753#M178" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skype vs Microsoft Teams which One is Better for Communication?</A></STRONG></P> <P>MVP <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/13441" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reza Ameri</A> 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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Enable Remote Work</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/fasttrack-blog/fasttrack-assistance-for-setting-up-remote-work-and-learning/ba-p/1286415" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>FastTrack assistance for setting up remote work and learning</STRONG></A></P> <P>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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/workplace-analytics-myanalytics/monitor-organizational-health-and-streamline-work-with-the/ba-p/1286731" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Monitor organizational health and streamline work with the Business Continuity dashboard</A></STRONG></P> <P>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&nbsp;wish&nbsp;to streamline remote work, strengthen ties among and across teams, and provide more effective tools and processes.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/public-sector-blog/wfh-with-microsoft-teams-5-tips-for-public-sector-agencies/ba-p/1233000" target="_blank" rel="noopener">WFH With Microsoft Teams: 5 Tips for Public Sector Agencies</A></STRONG></P> <P>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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/education-blog/microsoft-teams-meetings-for-the-classroom-what-to-use-now-and/ba-p/1282906" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Teams meetings for the classroom – what to use now, and what is coming soon</A></STRONG></P> <P>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&nbsp;engaging students in lessons,&nbsp;encouraging student to student collaboration, and&nbsp;facilitating staff professional development&nbsp;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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/healthcare-and-life-sciences/resources-from-microsoft-teams-day-online-virtual-conference/ba-p/1293814" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Resources from Microsoft Teams Day Online Virtual Conference</A></STRONG></P> <P>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.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Resources for Remote Workers</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/tips-for-working-remotely-from-the-microsoft-mechanics-team/m-p/1292804" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tips for Working Remotely from the Microsoft Mechanics Team</A></STRONG></P> <P>Looking for some tips to work remotely? Learn from the experts at Microsoft Mechanics!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-stream-blog/share-videos-in-microsoft-365-when-working-remotely/ba-p/1292746" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Share videos in Microsoft 365 when working remotely</A></STRONG></P> <P>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&nbsp;Microsoft Teams,&nbsp;Yammer,&nbsp;OneNote,&nbsp;PowerPoint, and&nbsp;SharePoint.&nbsp;Get insight on managing new video content and the best ways to share videos in Microsoft 365 for various scenarios.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work-blog/setting-up-your-small-business-for-remote-work/ba-p/1289499" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Setting up your small business for remote work</A></STRONG></P> <P>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,&nbsp;many small businesses are&nbsp;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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-active-directory-identity/secure-remote-access-to-on-premises-apps/ba-p/1257335" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Secure remote access to on-premises apps</A></STRONG></P> <P>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&nbsp;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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/small-and-medium-business-blog/using-microsoft-365-business-to-secure-your-remote-workforce/ba-p/1298623" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Using Microsoft 365 Business to secure your remote workforce</A></STRONG></P> <P>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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Upcoming Events</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work-blog/part-1-of-webcast-series-april-15-2020-enabling-remote-work-with/ba-p/1304113" target="_blank" rel="noopener">[Part 1 of Webcast Series, April 15, 2020] Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365</A></STRONG></P> <P>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&nbsp;<STRONG>April 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT</STRONG>. Be sure to&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">add it to your calendar</A>&nbsp;if you haven’t already!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work-blog/join-us-for-the-new-enabling-remote-work-with-microsoft-365/ba-p/1296930" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Join us for the new Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 webcast series</A></STRONG></P> <P>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.</P> Tue, 14 Apr 2020 20:00:17 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-april-6-10/ba-p/1307077 Eric Starker 2020-04-14T20:00:17Z [Part 1 of Webcast Series, April 15, 2020] Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/part-1-of-webcast-series-april-15-2020-enabling-remote-work-with/ba-p/1304113 <P>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 <STRONG>April 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT</STRONG>. Be sure to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">add it to your calendar</A> if you haven’t already!</P> <P><BR />Join us as we sit down with members of our Microsoft product teams to discuss the implementation of <BR />Microsoft 365 to help your employees meet and collaborate remotely, as well as engage audiences through virtual events and communications.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="webcast series 4.15.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/184115i6191CF619D9734A0/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="webcast series 4.15.png" alt="webcast series 4.15.png" /></span></P> <P><BR /><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/33926" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Stephen Rose</A> will have two guests with him on the webcast. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/297846" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Karan Nigam</A>, Microsoft Teams &amp; Skype Product Marketing Manager, will talk about how to engage people to meet and collaborate from home. <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/184" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dan Holme</A>, ODSP, Yammer &amp; Outlook Director of Product Marketing, will also be on to talk with Stephen about how to engage people with virtual events &amp; communications.</P> <P><BR />Be sure to visit the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 webpage</A> to learn more about our webcast series.</P> Tue, 14 Apr 2020 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/part-1-of-webcast-series-april-15-2020-enabling-remote-work-with/ba-p/1304113 Brad McCabe 2020-04-14T16:00:00Z Join us for the new Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365 webcast series https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/join-us-for-the-new-enabling-remote-work-with-microsoft-365/ba-p/1296930 <P>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 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.<BR /><BR /></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>LEARN MORE</STRONG></A><STRONG> about our webcast series.</STRONG> On-demand recordings are available.&nbsp;<STRONG><BR /><BR /></STRONG></P> <P>Our webcast series will be hosted by <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/33926" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Stephen Rose</A>, Senior Product Manager on the Microsoft 365 Experience Marketing team and will be joined by various experts from within the Microsoft 365 teams. Stephen has been working with and helping IT professionals with a variety of products at Microsoft since 2009 including Windows, Surface, Office and OneDrive, and holds over 20 technical certifications. You can follow him, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@stephenlrose</A> on Twitter.<BR /><BR /></P> <P>Take a look at these webinars that make up our series – you’ll definitely want to tune in to fully understand how you can help your employees remain productive while maintaining the security you need.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="Stephen Rose.jpg" style="width: 267px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/183497i5E4A495A4721B21A/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Stephen Rose.jpg" alt="Stephen Rose.jpg" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365: Part 1</STRONG></P> <P>April 15, 2020 | 9:00am PDT | <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ADD TO CALENDAR</A></P> <P>Join us as we sit down with members of our Microsoft product teams to discuss the implementation&nbsp;of Microsoft 365 to help your employees meet and collaborate remotely, as well as engage&nbsp;audiences&nbsp;through virtual events and communications.</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365: Part 2&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P>April 22, 2020 | 9:00am PDT | <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ADD TO CALENDAR</A></P> <P>In this episode we will focus on extending productivity across&nbsp;mobile devices as well as&nbsp;how to deliver virtualized applications and desktop&nbsp;environments&nbsp;to every platform&nbsp;with Windows Virtual Desktop.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365: Part 3</STRONG></P> <P>April 29, 2020 | 9:00am PDT | <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ADD TO CALENDAR</A></P> <P>Join us for deep dive discussion on securing&nbsp;your end users. Our experts will discuss&nbsp;a wide range of topics from managing end user desktops and browsers to securing applications and devices.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365: Part 4</STRONG></P> <P>May 6, 2020 | 9:00am PDT | <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ADD TO CALENDAR</A></P> <P>With Power Apps, anyone can turn their bright ideas into brilliant apps, fast! Join us for a deep dive with Power Apps product experts and learn how you can quickly build apps and adapt processes for remote work.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365: Part 5</STRONG></P> <P>May 13, 2020 | 9:00am PDT | <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ADD TO CALENDAR</A></P> <P>Join us for practical advice on managing Windows 10 devices, monthly updates, feature updates, and user-owned devices for your remote workforce.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Enabling remote work with Microsoft 365: Part 6</STRONG></P> <P>May 20, 2020 | 9:00am PDT | <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ADD TO CALENDAR</A></P> <P>Hear how modern devices from Surface and Partners plus Microsoft Teams peripherals will enable your employees to collaborate, stay productive and work remote securely.</P> Tue, 05 May 2020 16:58:06 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/join-us-for-the-new-enabling-remote-work-with-microsoft-365/ba-p/1296930 Brad McCabe 2020-05-05T16:58:06Z Setting up your small business for remote work https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/setting-up-your-small-business-for-remote-work/ba-p/1289499 <P>The way we work and live has changed significantly. With COVID-19 continuing to impact people and organizations around the world,&nbsp;many small businesses are&nbsp;embracing 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.</P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Getting started</STRONG></P> <P>Microsoft Teams enables your employees to perform many essential business tasks remotely. With Teams, you can meet, chat, call and collaborate with employees, customers, suppliers, and partners, no matter where you are.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Here’s what you need to get started:</P> <UL> <LI>If you already have a Microsoft 365 subscription that includes Teams,&nbsp;make sure that Teams is turned on for everyone.</LI> <LI>If your company does not have Microsoft Teams yet, you can sign up for Teams <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Drive Teams Adoption</STRONG></P> <P>After ensuring Teams has been enabled, the next step is understanding how to get the end users in your organization to adopt and use it. The <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Adopt Microsoft Teams</A> documentation&nbsp;and the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Teams Adoption Guide </A>and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Success With Teams documentation</A> have excellent details on this.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To make deployment in your organization easier and more streamlined, check out the templates that are available specifically for small businesses. Microsoft Teams templates allow you to quickly and easily create teams by providing a predefined template of settings, channels, and pre-installed apps, while orienting users to get started using Teams effectively. See&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get started with Teams templates for Small and Medium Businesses</A>.</P> <P><BR />As part of the adoption efforts, you’ll also want to make it easier for users to get familiar with the key features on Teams. Please refer to the bottom of this article for useful links to tutorials and other training materials for end users.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Below are a few practical tips about you can best leverage Teams and quickly get up and running:<BR /><BR /><STRONG>Meet from anywhere </STRONG></P> <P>Many important discussions and decisions happen during meetings. Without being able to get together in person, new approaches are needed to make these gatherings as effective online as in person, whether they’re customer meetings, employee training calls or internal team meetings.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With Microsoft Teams, people can use video conferencing to communicate securely with HD video while seeing and talking to other participants in real time. This adds a level of engagement and interaction to the conversation as body language and facial expressions promote higher collaboration and understanding.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Screen sharing can also increase your meeting efficiency by making it easier to collaborate and make decisions as a group. At any moment during a call, your employees can broadcast their screen and share content with other participants, such as Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, graphs or videos. <BR /><BR />You can invite colleagues and customers to audio, video or web meetings and they can easily join from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Participants don’t need to be members of your organization (or even have a Teams account!) to join a Teams meeting – they only need to look in the invitation for instructions about calling in.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn how to host online meetings</A>.</P> <P><BR />For more in-depth training on the Meetings capabilities in Teams, refer to&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Meetings in Teams</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Chat from anywhere </STRONG></P> <P>When they worked together in the same physical location, employees in your business could chat informally in person. Now that they are working from home, they need to have an easy way to stay connected and informed.</P> <P><BR />With Teams, they can connect in real time on private 1:1 chats, group chats or in channel conversations that are visible to the entire team. Chat history is available at any time to recall past discussions and decisions. This adds a lot of value for new people coming into the team, or for current team members looking to re-visit a conversation’s context.</P> <P>And when a conversation needs to be taken offline, they have the flexibility to create private chats for small group conversations with one or many people. They can also stay on top of all of the activity with notifications which alerts to when they’ve been @mentioned or when someone’s replied to a conversation they’re a part of.</P> <P><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn how to start and pin chats.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Creating and organizing teams </STRONG></P> <P>A team in Microsoft Teams is designed to bring together a group of people who work closely to get things done. Teams can be dynamic for project-based work (i.e. a product launch), or ongoing, based on your company’s departments or office locations. You can also set up org-wide teams to include everyone in your organization.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Channels are dedicated sections within a team to keep conversations organized by specific topics, projects or disciplines. Conversations, files, and notes for each channel are only visible to members of that group.</P> <P><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn how to create a team in Microsoft Teams.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Store and Share files<BR /></STRONG>As your team works together remotely, you'll have files that you'll want to share and collaborate on, both inside and outside the company. Teams makes it easy to share files and work on them together. If your documents are Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Visio files your colleagues and customers can even view, edit, and collaborate on them, right within Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Make sure your company’s key documents are saved in the cloud and ready to be shared securely with clients, customers, partners, suppliers, and other people in your business. Keeping files in the cloud also means you get the benefits of backup and the ability to recover from hard drive failures, ransomware attacks, and other misfortunes.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learn how to share files inside and outside of your organization.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Collaborate with customers</STRONG></P> <P>Companies frequently collaborate closely on projects with clients, customers, or partners. You can invite people outside your business to meetings, have conversations, share files, and track projects - all in Microsoft Teams.</P> <P><BR />As a team owner in Microsoft Teams, you can add people who are external to your company, such as partners or consultants, and grant them guest access to team chats, meetings, and files.</P> <P>By default, guest access is turned off. In order to turn on guest access, go to the Microsoft Teams Admin Center, select Org-Wide settings<STRONG>&nbsp;&gt;&nbsp;</STRONG>Guest access and set the allow guest access switch to <STRONG>On</STRONG>.<BR /><BR /><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Enable guest access</A>&nbsp; |&nbsp; <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Guest Access checklist</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Manage and secure your business as it runs remotely</STRONG></P> <P>Now more than ever, it’s important to keep your business data and devices secure, while enabling your remote employees to access the company’s resources. Microsoft Teams comes with the enterprise-grade security, compliance, and manageability that you expect from Microsoft 365. These capabilities are built into the platform and on by default.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>An optional, but <EM>highly</EM> recommended security feature is multi-factor authentication (MFA). Adding MFA for remote employees requires them to enter a security code received by a text, phone call, or authentication app when they log into Microsoft 365. If a hacker gets a hold of someone’s password through a phishing attack, they can’t use it to access your company’s accounts and data. You can add MFA protection from the Microsoft 365 Admin center: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Set up MFA for mobile devices.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>For additional tips and best practices on setting up your business for remote work, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">follow this link.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>These are challenging times for all of us, and at Microsoft, we are committed to helping our small business customers keep their businesses running. We hope these tips help your company make the remote work smoothly and continue to move your business forward. If you have any follow-up questions, we encourage you to <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/small-and-medium-businesses/ct-p/SMB" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ask in the SMB Tech Community</A>.&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><BR /><BR />End user resources<BR /></STRONG>To help your employees get the most out of Teams, you can share with them the following links to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">end user training resources</A> and training:</P> <UL> <LI>Watch a series of short&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Quick Start videos</STRONG></A>&nbsp;for a walkthrough of Teams.</LI> <LI>Download the&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Quick Start Guide</STRONG></A>&nbsp;to learn the Teams basics.</LI> <LI>Watch the&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>Meetings videos</STRONG></A>&nbsp;to learn how to use meetings in Teams.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> Mon, 05 Oct 2020 23:51:27 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/setting-up-your-small-business-for-remote-work/ba-p/1289499 Alberto Martinez Interiano 2020-10-05T23:51:27Z Enabling Remote Work Weekly Roundup - April 1-5 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-april-1-5/ba-p/1289198 <P>Check out some amazing content in our Enabling Remote Work weekly roundup!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Top Conversations</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/the-big-wfh-office-pictures/m-p/1223537#M18" target="_blank"><STRONG>The BIG WFH Office pictures!</STRONG></A></P> <P>MVP Simon Binder asked the community to post pictures of their work from home setup, receiving quite a few responses.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/best-applications-that-will-make-remote-work-during-coronavirus/m-p/1273951#M176" target="_blank"><STRONG>Best Applications That Will Make Remote Work During Coronavirus More Comfortable</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/605626" target="_blank">Eric Desuza</A> shared a number of applications to help overcome the challenge of a remote work environment. MVP <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/13441" target="_blank">Reza Ameri</A> also indicated Microsoft Teams as a viable option (including a free version) not listed in Eric’s post.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/end-user-training-for-microsoft-teams/m-p/1256552#M157" target="_blank"><STRONG>End user training for Microsoft Teams</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/596828" target="_blank">Pavan Verma</A> shared training resources to help users in your organization get the most out of Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/skype-vs-microsoft-teams-which-one-is-better-for-communication/m-p/1278753#M178" target="_blank"><STRONG>Skype vs Microsoft Teams which One is Better for Communication?</STRONG></A></P> <P>MVP <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/13441" target="_blank">Reza Ameri</A> 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.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/things-you-shouldn-t-do-while-working-from-home/m-p/1239312#M108" target="_blank"><STRONG>Things You Shouldn’t Do While Working from Home</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/things-you-shouldn-t-do-while-working-from-home/m-p/1239312#M108" target="_blank">MVP Mark Rackley</A> shared 10 things you shouldn’t do while working from home. Other community members responded positively.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Enable Remote Work</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/excel-blog/excel-for-good-supporting-your-child-s-learning-at-home/ba-p/1260269" target="_blank"><STRONG>Excel for good: Supporting your child’s learning at home</STRONG></A></P> <P>We’re living in unprecedented times. For many, staying home and staying healthy while taking care of your family – and working remotely – are all of a sudden the new normal.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-active-directory-identity/enable-remote-collaboration-quickly-and-securely-with-azure-ad/ba-p/1257334" target="_blank"><STRONG>Enable remote collaboration quickly and securely with Azure AD</STRONG></A></P> <P>During these challenging times, we’ve continued to collaborate closely with our customers as they react to the COVID-19 outbreak. From helping schools move quickly to enable distance learning, to supporting IT departments rapidly scale to support remote working scenarios, we’re right there in supporting our customers and the needs of their students, employees and partners.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/healthcare-and-life-sciences/setting-up-bookings-for-virtual-visits/ba-p/1265216" target="_blank"><STRONG>Setting Up Bookings for Virtual Visits</STRONG></A></P> <P>Over the past few weeks, Microsoft has received overwhelming demand for early access to the Teams Bookings app to use for Virtual Visits as mentioned in this recent announcement around&nbsp;New capabilities in M365 to empower healthcare officials&nbsp;by Emma Williams, Corporate Vice President, Modern Workplace Transformation. Our product and engineering teams became so busy fulfilling the exceptions that it put the product’s general availability release schedule in extreme jeopardy.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-sentinel/protecting-your-teams-with-azure-sentinel/ba-p/1265761" target="_blank"><STRONG>Protecting your Teams with Azure Sentinel</STRONG></A></P> <P>Recent events have forced many organizations (including Microsoft) to move to a work from home model for their users. In order to ensure their&nbsp;users&nbsp;remain connected and productive they are turning to productivity tools such as Microsoft&nbsp;<EM>Teams.</EM>&nbsp;We have seen an unprecedented spike in&nbsp;<EM>Teams</EM>&nbsp;usage, and now have more than 44 million daily users, a figure that has grown by 12 million in just the last seven days. And those users have generated over 900 million meeting and calling minutes on Teams each day this week.&nbsp;My own team has significantly increased our usage of&nbsp;Teams&nbsp;over the last few weeks with more virtual meetings, corridor conversations becoming text chats, and virtual social times organized during lunch breaks.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-stream-blog/attendee-limit-increase-for-live-events-hosted-with-microsoft/ba-p/1265948" target="_blank"><STRONG>Attendee Limit Increase for Live Events Hosted with Microsoft 365</STRONG></A></P> <P>As more in person meetings, classes, conferences and communications move to an online format, Microsoft has been listening to our customers and their needs in order to help navigate the changing remote work landscape.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/educator-developer-blog/azure-lab-services-resources-and-references/ba-p/1267454" target="_blank"><STRONG>Azure Lab Services Resources and References</STRONG></A></P> <P>The product team of Lab Services has now put together a list of resources to help affected academic institutions get started fast with virtual labs for their classrooms.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enterprise-mobility-security/manage-work-devices-at-home-during-covid-19-using-configuration/ba-p/1262052" target="_blank"><STRONG>Manage work devices at home during Covid-19 using Configuration Manager</STRONG></A></P> <P>By current expert estimates, the COVID-19 pandemic may result in people working from home for an extended time. After adapting to sudden remote work using available devices at home, many organizations are beginning to allow corporate PCs and laptops to be taken home to work remotely. Millions of these PCs are currently being managed using on-premises tools such as Configuration Manager. When these devices are no longer on-premises and are not expected to “check in” to the corporate network for weeks, how do you ensure they remain managed and up-to-date?</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-active-directory-identity/secure-access-to-all-apps-for-your-remote-workforce/ba-p/1266570" target="_blank"><STRONG>Secure access to all apps for your remote workforce</STRONG></A></P> <P>In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are turning to technology to help a remote workforce stay connected and productive. If you’re like most organizations, your employees use a lot of apps, from popular software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps—including collaboration services like Zoom, Cisco Webex, Workplace from Facebook, or Box—to legacy web and on-premises applications. By connecting all your apps and cloud resources to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), you make it easy for remote workers to securely access the apps they need.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/access-blog/getting-microsoft-access-to-work-remotely/ba-p/1266135" target="_blank"><STRONG>Getting Microsoft Access to Work Remotely</STRONG></A></P> <P>Ever wanted to use your Access database remotely? Great news, Microsoft Access can be used remotely under certain conditions.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/configuration-manager-blog/managing-patch-tuesday-with-configuration-manager-in-a-remote/ba-p/1269444" target="_blank"><STRONG>Managing Patch Tuesday with Configuration Manager in a remote work world</STRONG></A></P> <P>The global health crisis has dramatically changed life for all of us. We are working to get you the information and guidance you need to keep your people productive and secure. Two weeks from today is Patch Tuesday, which will provide the April 2020 security update for supported versions of Windows.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-active-directory-identity/frequent-questions-about-using-conditional-access-to-secure/ba-p/1276932" target="_blank"><STRONG>Frequent questions about using Conditional Access to secure remote access</STRONG></A></P> <P>Industry trends and changes in the way we work usually span years, with organizations evolving at their own pace. But we're living in unusual times.&nbsp;Organizations asking employees to work from home to slow the spread of COVID-19 are making huge organizational and process changes in a matter of weeks, not years. For them, quickly enabling remote work while keeping company data safe presents new challenges and amplifies old ones.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/premier-field-engineering/mastering-configuration-manager-bandwidth-limitations-for-vpn/ba-p/1280002" target="_blank"><STRONG>Mastering Configuration Manager Bandwidth limitations for VPN connected Clients</STRONG></A></P> <P>We are Microsoft Premier Field Engineers (PFEs) based in Germany focused on Microsoft Endpoint Manager related topics. Due to the current situation we get a lot of questions from our customers around Configuration Manger traffic for VPN connected Clients.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/planner-blog/how-the-planner-team-uses-planner-to-stay-productive-while/ba-p/1268726" target="_blank"><STRONG>How the Planner Team uses Planner to stay productive while working remote</STRONG></A></P> <P>COVID-19 is changing every aspect of our daily lives. For many people, including those of us on the Microsoft Planner team, work has become completely remote—giving new meaning to words like “office” and “coworker.” Microsoft Teams and Planner are our new meeting room, break room, and water cooler. Our “coworkers” wear pajamas instead of business casual. They play with toys instead of Excel spreadsheets.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-active-directory-identity/zero-trust-assessment-tool-now-live/ba-p/1280195" target="_blank"><STRONG>Zero Trust Assessment tool now live!</STRONG></A></P> <P>With such a large influx of employees working remotely, many of the traditional network-based security controls are unable to protect the organization. For many organizations, there are two options: route all remote traffic through a strained legacy network architecture, resulting in poor performance and user productivity; or relax restrictions and risk losing protection, control, and visibility. Many organizations are turning to Zero Trust security framework to better support remote work and manage risk.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U><STRONG>Resources for Remote Workers</STRONG></U></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enterprise-mobility-security/helping-it-send-and-provision-business-pcs-at-home-to-work/ba-p/1262022" target="_blank"><STRONG>Helping IT send and provision business PCs at home to work securely during COVID-19</STRONG></A></P> <P>With so many organizations shifting to remote work, our teams are helping customers daily to understand how to provision new and existing PCs at home. The&nbsp;previous article in this series discussed some ideas to enable personal PCs and shared devices to help businesses implement remote work. In this article, we want to help you ship new business PCs to employees and provision them out-of-the-box without manual set up or your technical support.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/public-sector-blog/april-webinars-amp-remote-work-resources/ba-p/1267909" target="_blank"><STRONG>April Webinars &amp; Remote Work Resources</STRONG></A></P> <P>Check out a list of April webinars and remote work resources!</P> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:23:50 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-april-1-5/ba-p/1289198 Eric Starker 2020-04-07T17:23:50Z Recording meetings in Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/recording-meetings-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1241999 <P>Meeting recordings capture the audio, video and any screen sharing activities that you enabled during your Teams meeting. The meeting recording is saved to Microsoft Stream (the video sharing Office 365 application). From Stream you can manage, download and share your meeting along with any other video content you have in Stream.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Recording your Teams meeting provides a record of what was discussed during the meeting. This allows you to review or share the meeting with other Team members that could previously not attend. Meeting recordings can be used to create company or departmental announcements, management updates, product demonstrations &amp; company news. The possibilities here are endless.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><STRONG>So - How can I do this?</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>It's easy - just click the "..." then click "Start Recording"</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-left" image-alt="recordameetingstart.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/178468iC503D603C7B5793E/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="recordameetingstart.png" alt="recordameetingstart.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>After you have started the recording you will see that you are currently recording this session in a message at the top of the meeting.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="recordameetingstarted.png" style="width: 586px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/178470i9107D8F400E2E4A0/image-dimensions/586x330?v=v2" width="586" height="330" role="button" title="recordameetingstarted.png" alt="recordameetingstarted.png" /></span></P> <P>After you have finished with your meeting you simply "Stop Recording" from the very same menu that you started your recording from.</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="recordameetingstop.png" style="width: 200px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/178469i28F17B1CDD6C68AF/image-size/small?v=v2&amp;px=200" role="button" title="recordameetingstop.png" alt="recordameetingstop.png" /></span></P> <P>As discussed earlier, the meeting recording is saved to Microsoft Stream. You also will be able to see a link to the video recording in the meeting chat window - from here you can email the link to it from Microsoft Steam. As with all video content saved in Microsoft Stream - these videos consume space. By carefully planning your use of Microsoft Stream you can manage your available space.</P> <DIV class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="recordedmeetinginchat.PNG" style="width: 448px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/178471i026818FEACBFED8A/image-dimensions/448x165?v=v2" width="448" height="165" role="button" title="recordedmeetinginchat.PNG" alt="recordedmeetinginchat.PNG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Recording Options</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="recordingoptions.PNG" style="width: 694px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/178483i665F4000024B520F/image-dimensions/694x352?v=v2" width="694" height="352" role="button" title="recordingoptions.PNG" alt="recordingoptions.PNG" /></span></P> <P><FONT size="4"><STRONG>For more information on how to record a video in Microsoft Teams</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><A title="Record a meeting in Teams" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Record a meeting in Teams</A>&nbsp;</P> <P><A title="4 Tips for working from home with Microsoft Teams" href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/4-tips-for-working-from-home-with-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1202083?_lrsc=5a70d9cb-da17-482f-883a-d24d2a2652cc" target="_blank" rel="noopener">4 Tips for working from home with Microsoft Teams</A>&nbsp;<A title="Play and share a meeting recording in Teams" href="#" target="_self">Play and share a meeting recording in Teams</A>&nbsp;</P> <P><A title="Play and share a meeting recording in Teams" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Play and share a meeting recording in Teams</A>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Fri, 03 Apr 2020 20:26:30 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/recording-meetings-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1241999 Ivor Davies 2020-04-03T20:26:30Z Enabling Remote Work Weekly Roundup - March 23-27 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-march-23-27/ba-p/1268961 <P>Check out some amazing content in our Enabling Remote Work weekly roundup!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><U>Top Conversations</U></STRONG></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/end-user-training-for-microsoft-teams/m-p/1256552#M157" target="_blank"><STRONG>End user training for Microsoft Teams</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/596828" target="_blank">Pavan Verma</A> shared training resources to help users in your organization get the most out of Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/things-you-shouldn-t-do-while-working-from-home/m-p/1239312#M108" target="_blank"><STRONG>Things You Shouldn’t Do While Working from Home</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/things-you-shouldn-t-do-while-working-from-home/m-p/1239312#M108" target="_blank">MVP Mark Rackley</A> shared 10 things you shouldn’t do while working from home. Other community members responded positively.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/securing-ourselves-while-working-from-home/m-p/1244437#M128" target="_blank"><STRONG>Securing Ourselves While Working From Home</STRONG></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/174630" target="_blank">Christopher Clai</A> shared security considerations to keep in mind while working from home.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/quot-meeting-quot-your-coworkers-for-the-first-time-three-tips/m-p/1243038#M124" target="_blank"><STRONG>"Meeting"​ your coworkers for the first time: Three tips for your first Working-From-Home meeting</STRONG></A></P> <P>Microsoft employee <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/100783" target="_blank">Ricardo Wilkins</A> shared three tips to think about during that first WFH team meeting.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/the-big-wfh-office-pictures/m-p/1223537#M18" target="_blank"><STRONG>The BIG WFH Office pictures!</STRONG></A></P> <P>MVP Simon Binder asked the community to post pictures of their work from home setup, receiving quite a few responses.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U><STRONG>Enable Remote Work</STRONG></U></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/system-center-blog/free-edition-of-squaredup-scom-dashboards-to-support-business/ba-p/1254508" target="_blank"><STRONG>Free edition of SquaredUp SCOM dashboards to support business continuity during COVID-19 crisis</STRONG></A></P> <P>On Wednesday, March 25, Microsoft announced a special edition of SquaredUp's web dashboards (a Microsoft partner and long-term contributor to the SCOM community) will be available completely free to all SCOM users for the next 6 months. Join the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/system-center-blog/free-edition-of-squaredup-scom-dashboards-to-support-business/ba-p/1254508" target="_blank">conversation</A> in the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/system-center/bd-p/SystemCenter" target="_blank">System Center space</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/configuring-office-365-proplus-updates-for-remote-workers-using/ba-p/1253491" target="_blank"><STRONG>Configuring Office 365 ProPlus updates for remote workers using VPN</STRONG></A></P> <P>Due to the dynamic situation with COVID-19 many IT pros are being challenged to assess ways to configure Office 365 Client to update directly from Microsoft CDN. Today, the majority of customers I engage with manage updates using Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr), predominately on-premises. The objective of this posting is how to minimize internet egress through customer VPN network for Office updates.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/public-sector-blog/microsoft-teams-in-office-365-gcc-high-cmmc-considerations/ba-p/1244542" target="_blank"><STRONG>Microsoft Teams in Office 365 GCC High - CMMC Considerations</STRONG></A></P> <P>The Department of Defense (DoD), its agencies and organizations, and supply chain - Defense Industrial Base (DIB) - have shied away from remote working and SaaS offerings in the cloud for understandable security concerns. However, times have changed. The workforce includes several new generational bands, technology has inhibited new possibilities, and cybersecurity products/tools are far more enhanced than 10 years previously.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-forms-blog/sample-forms-to-help-organizations-stay-connected-while-working/ba-p/1256627" target="_blank"><STRONG>Sample forms to help organizations stay connected while working remote</STRONG></A></P> <P>As organizations respond proactively against the spread of COVID-19, many are adopting remote work to protect public health. This can be a major and sudden change from the traditional way of communication and day-to-day life. From conducting meetings to keeping up team morale, there are unique challenges and qualities to virtual collaboration. We would like to provide some tips and examples of how organizations are using Microsoft Forms to help teams stay safe, productive, and engaged during this difficult time.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work-blog/if-remote-working-means-remote-desktop-for-your-organization-it/ba-p/1248722" target="_blank"><STRONG>If remote working means Remote Desktop for your organization it might be time to look at WVD</STRONG></A></P> <P>The last few weeks have made many of us start evaluating alternatives to some of the technologies that we have relied upon for years or even decades, with a much higher number of employees working remotely until local authorities give the all clear. One of the things that I’ve been hearing from people across multiple locations is that the existing internet and VPN infrastructure they have in place is bursting at the seams, and not all have the option of increasing their internet speeds to scale up. For those of you with on-premises Remote Desktop Services it might be time to start evaluating how&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">Windows Virtual Desktop</A>&nbsp;(WVD) might be able assist. &nbsp;I’ll cover a couple of different scenarios, but first it’s worth discussing some of the basics of WVD first.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work-blog/helping-it-admins-set-up-secure-work-from-home-using-microsoft/ba-p/1247314" target="_blank"><STRONG>Helping IT admins set up secure work from home using Microsoft Endpoint Manager</STRONG></A></P> <P>A new endpoint management blog series has been published in the&nbsp;Enterprise Mobility + Security Blog to help IT admins quickly enable remote work, where suddenly hundreds of people are using personal PCs and mobile devices at home or are sharing with their family.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/deploy-office-365-proplus-to-remote-workers/ba-p/1258514" target="_blank"><STRONG>Deploy Office 365 ProPlus to remote workers</STRONG></A></P> <P>This blog post will address the enterprise IT admin’s challenge on how to deploy Office 365 ProPlus to remote workers without saturating the company’s VPN connections. It will show you how to implement a tactical approach which allows an IT admin to stay in control and quickly relief the pain of VPN congestion by offloading content distribution to the Microsoft Content Delivery Network (CDN). Maybe you are in the process of moving off legacy versions of Office and want to keep the pace with e.g. the&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">Office 2010 end-of-support</A>&nbsp;approaching fast. There are multiple strategic solutions available (e.g.&nbsp;<A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enterprise-mobility-security/deploying-office-365-proplus-with-microsoft-intune/ba-p/250292" target="_blank">Intune</A>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">Windows Autopilot</A>), but for now we focus on a quick fix.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/microsoft-teams-video-meetings/m-p/1256391#M155" target="_self">Microsoft Teams - video meetings</A></STRONG></P> <P><SPAN>Video conferencing in Microsoft Teams is a hot topic in the Tech Community. Check out these popular discussions from the Microsoft Teams community and feel free to weigh in with your experiences and expertise!&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><U><STRONG>Resources for Remote Workers</STRONG></U></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/healthcare-and-life-sciences/have-you-been-sent-home-to-work-how-can-you-use-technology-to/ba-p/1244394" target="_blank"><STRONG>Have you been sent home to work? How can you use technology to stay connected &amp; productive?</STRONG></A></P> <P>As we all are aware of the news and what is going on with COVID-19, many of you have been sent home to work for the first time ever.&nbsp;At Microsoft we have been working remotely for years, so this is not new to us. A group of us have come together to provide a bunch of quick tips and how to videos for working remotely. These are mostly centered around how to use Microsoft Teams to stay connected to your co-workers, friends and family as well as how to stay productive with work.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/healthcare-and-life-sciences/recording-and-resources-for-what-do-you-need-wednesday-open-qa/ba-p/1253144" target="_blank"><STRONG>Recording and Resources for What Do You Need Wednesday? – Open QA, Tips, Resources and more</STRONG></A></P> <P>On Wednesday 3/25/2020 the Microsoft Healthcare and Life Sciences blog held an open Q&amp;A webcast for customers where they could ask a panel of Microsoft technical experts anything they wanted to around Microsoft 365. The idea was that with the COVID-19 impact on businesses many of our Healthcare and Life Science customers might have questions around services they were quickly bringing online in order to address the impact of suddenly needing to connect and work remotely.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/healthcare-and-life-sciences/ensuring-security-during-covid-19-operations/ba-p/1251983" target="_blank"><STRONG>Ensuring Security during COVID-19 Operations</STRONG></A></P> <P>In the cybersecurity community there is a saying “Cyber can impact physical and physical can impact Cyber”.&nbsp; We normally think of this in terms of warfare, such as what happened with the Ukrainian power grid a few years back.&nbsp; But as the COVID-19 crisis continues and drives more organizations to enable remote work scenarios, cybersecurity professionals need to be tightly integrated into our organization’s contingency planning to ensure we continue to protect the business.&nbsp; What we don’t want to have happen is a data breach or other security incident to occur during or immediately following the crisis.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-sharepoint-blog/crisis-management-and-remote-work-the-intrazone-podcast/ba-p/1250030" target="_blank"><STRONG>“Crisis management and remote work” </STRONG><STRONG>:studio_microphone:</img></STRONG><STRONG> The Intrazone podcast</STRONG></A></P> <P>We are committed to helping organizations everywhere stay connected and productive during this difficult time. From virus outbreaks like COVID-19 to unexpected weather emergencies, our focus goes to the importance of establishing open the lines of communication and information flow. In this episode, Chris and I highlight three solutions - across Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and Power Apps - that help everyone stay briefed on the situation and any business impacts. Through crisis management and good planning, technology can help business continuity in the move to more and more remote working.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/healthcare-and-life-sciences/microsoft-teams-live-events-resources-for-implementation-for/ba-p/1250167" target="_blank"><STRONG>Microsoft Teams Live Events Resources for Implementation for COVID19 Communications</STRONG></A></P> <P>Over the last two weeks with many organizations looking to facilitate the best possible experience for employees home-bound due to COVID-19 a topic that has come up time and time again is Microsoft 365 Live Events. While Live Events comes in three different flavors (see “Live events across Microsoft 365 in Yammer, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Stream”) Organizations looking to quickly leverage the power and scale of Live Events have been predominantly seeking my help around Microsoft Teams Live Events. By way of follow-up I have been providing these organizations with resources to help them get moving quickly.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-developer-community-blog/turn-covid-19-downtime-into-level-up-time/ba-p/1256946" target="_blank"><STRONG>Turn Covid-19 downtime into level-up time</STRONG></A></P> <P>Remote work isn't a new concept working with technology, be it sitting in an office in a different country than the customer, or the whole "I don't need to leave my bed to write code". If you work with Azure you should be fairly familiar with the concept of your compute power not being located in your basement.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/healthcare-and-life-sciences/top-3-live-events-questions-during-covid-19-hls-show-me-how/ba-p/1259279" target="_blank"><STRONG>Top 3 Live Events Questions During COVID-19 - HLS Show Me How</STRONG></A></P> <P>Over the last 3 weeks as COVID-19 has impacted numerous organizations the need to deliver large scale messaging to employees has become an increasingly requested topic for me as a Microsoft Technologist. I have been streaming using Microsoft tech since my days as a public-school teacher back in 1996 in Southern California using Microsoft Netshow so along the years I have picked up a “few” things including a lot of tips around different deliveries. Three questions seem to keep popping up during these recent meetings where folks are looking to implement executive webcasts to their employees working remote from home.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/educator-developer-blog/remote-teaching-resources/ba-p/1259009" target="_blank"><STRONG>Remote Teaching Resources</STRONG></A></P> <P>We have a site&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/education/remote-learning</A>&nbsp;that brings together our resources to support customers with the move to remote learning.</P> Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:30:15 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-weekly-roundup-march-23-27/ba-p/1268961 Eric Starker 2020-03-31T18:30:15Z If remote working means Remote Desktop for your organization it might be time to look at WVD https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/if-remote-working-means-remote-desktop-for-your-organization-it/ba-p/1248722 <P>The last few weeks have made many of us start evaluating alternatives to some of the technologies that we have relied upon for years or even decades, with a much higher number of employees working remotely until local authorities give the all clear. One of the things that I’ve been hearing from people across multiple locations is that the existing internet and VPN infrastructure they have in place is bursting at the seams, and not all have the option of increasing their internet speeds to scale up. For those of you with on-premises Remote Desktop Services it might be time to start evaluating how <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows Virtual Desktop</A> (WVD) might be able assist. &nbsp;I’ll cover a couple of different scenarios, but first it’s worth discussing some of the basics of WVD first.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>WVD provides options for running virtual desktops on a variety of Windows client and server versions, including a multi-session Windows 10 option, Windows 7 with Extended Security Updates, and various Windows Server versions. WVD provides the deployment and management capabilities on top of Azure virtual machines. There are several options to meet the desktop operating system <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">licensing requirements</A>, but if you are an SMB it’s important to note that Microsoft 365 Business qualifies, which is important to call out because often the WVD conversation will include mentions of Office 365 ProPlus and Windows 10 Enterprise, but rest assured, SMB customers aren’t being excluded. If you are going to run on Windows 2012 R2 or later, you will need RDS CALs with Software Assurance.</P> <P>If you are licensed appropriately and already synchronising Active Directory to Azure Active Directory using AAD Connect, and have an Azure subscription with a virtual network that can reach Active Directory Domain Services, or potentially Azure Active Directory Domain Services, you are ready to get started.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Microsoft Mechanics has a series of three videos that walk you through the process of getting started, if you haven’t watched them yet I highly recommend watching them to see what's involved.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yAKmuZpwVyg" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Xhu7CltjS8w" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><IFRAME src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/I8gcl8Zvcps" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"></IFRAME></P> <P>Now that we’ve covered the basics of what WVD is, it’s time to focus on two of the scenarios where it might be able to help you out right now, bandwidth relief and additional capacity. If you have started using cloud services like Office 365 and other SaaS apps, hosting the virtualized desktop environments in the cloud means that there’s not just less RDP traffic across your corporate internet connection, but we are also reducing the traffic generated for on-premises desktop to cloud service and back.</P> <P>Depending on the apps that are in use and the size of the files that are traversing the corporate internet connection, this could bring instant relief for a congested connection. There’s a secondary benefit that comes with this – the potential for lower latency if users are connecting straight to WVD via their internet connection rather than being tunneled back onto the network.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The second scenario is dealing with dramatic increases in demand, especially at a time when trying to purchase additional server infrastructure for on-premises deployments may not be smooth sailing. You could easily spin up a WVD pilot to test the solution while provide some short-term relief. Once the workforce returns to normal patterns, you could still keep a minimal sized instance of WVD running if you decide that you aren’t ready to fully commit to it, and if course there’s the option to remove it when the need is over, one of the big benefits of deploying a cloud workload.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>I know that some organisations will still have the requirements to route traffic back through existing on-premises security and compliance solutions before that traffic is routed through to cloud services, in which case the first scenario isn’t really going to a good option, but if you already let users connect directly to cloud services when they are remote, both scenarios could be beneficial.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Right now many of us are putting out fires on a daily basis as we adapt to a dramatic change in the workforce we support, but we need to learn from what’s happening and make sure any freshly identified issues in our current environments have plans in place to resolve them in the future. The uncertainty we are facing around when things will go back to normal means we can’t just wait until everyone is back in the office, and understanding if WVD might be able to help your environment is something I’m hoping your now thinking about.</P> Tue, 24 Mar 2020 18:04:52 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/if-remote-working-means-remote-desktop-for-your-organization-it/ba-p/1248722 Mark O'Shea 2020-03-24T18:04:52Z Helping IT admins set up secure work from home using Microsoft Endpoint Manager https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/helping-it-admins-set-up-secure-work-from-home-using-microsoft/ba-p/1247314 <P>A new endpoint management blog series has been published in the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enterprise-mobility-security/bg-p/enterprisemobilityandsecurity" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Enterprise Mobility + Security Blog</A>&nbsp; to help IT admins quickly enable remote work, where suddenly hundreds of people are using personal PCs and mobile devices at home or are sharing with their family.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enterprise-mobility-security/helping-businesses-rapidly-set-up-to-work-securely-from-personal/ba-p/1239830" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><STRONG>first blog post</STRONG></A> of the series discusses light-weight actions in Microsoft Endpoint Manager and other Microsoft 365 technologies to help centralize control over devices, apps and data so users can be productive now and continue without missing a beat when people go back to the office.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>A future post will address how you can make infrastructure changes, to prepare for what may result in working from home for several weeks. We know many of you are heads down helping end-users successfully work from home, while maintaining your own health and that of your loved ones. We are proud to shoulder this responsibility with you, and want you to know we’re here to help.</P> Mon, 23 Mar 2020 18:03:50 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/helping-it-admins-set-up-secure-work-from-home-using-microsoft/ba-p/1247314 Mayunk Jain 2020-03-23T18:03:50Z 10 ideas that prove #WFH doesn't have to be boring https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/10-ideas-that-prove-wfh-doesn-t-have-to-be-boring/ba-p/1236615 <DIV style="direction: ltr; border-width: 100%;"> <DIV style="direction: ltr; margin-top: 0in; margin-left: 0in; width: 7.6041in;"> <DIV style="direction: ltr; margin-top: 0in; margin-left: 0in; width: 7.6041in;"> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">Working from home doesn't have to be boring. Even in quarantine there are many conversations to be had.</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">While attending the virtual MVP summit, I got all kinds of great ideas from the community zone. This was a specific channel that was set up for everyone involved to unwind, to get to know new people and to reconnect in a different way with people you know.</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">These ideas are things you can use in your organisation wide Team, or in your department or project Team to keep things fresh and fun.</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">People can choose if they want to participate. Collect likes and smiles and get everyone connected.</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US"><SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">1. Show your desk</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">Take a picture of the place they spend their day in. Let people comment about the attributes they keep, picture frames or give feedback on the gear they are using.&nbsp;<LI-USER uid="105710"></LI-USER>&nbsp;started this right here in the Tech Community - check out some impressive #WFHSetup photos <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/the-big-wfh-office-pictures/td-p/1223537" target="_self">here</A>!</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US"><SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">2. Show a pic from outside your window</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">Hopefully people have a window near their WFH desk. Let them share a photo on the view from the inside. This one is also fun when you have a geographically dispersed team, you can check on the weather!</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US"><SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">3. Tips on coffee/tea</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">Brewing your own liquid gold can be an artform. Let people share what they like, maybe you will learn new brands to stockpile in the office.</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US"><SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">4. Pets in the office</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">Yes, you can absolutely bring your pet to work if you are WFH! Let everyone get a good feeling in the amount of crazy cat pictures.&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US"><SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">5. What topic could you give a 20 minute presentation on ?</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">This impromptu question will get you amazing answers! Learn about hobbies and interests you didn't know from your teammates.</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US"><SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">6. Virtual Bar</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">Everyone needs to have some time to chat. Why not create a virtual watercooler place where people can just jump in and start chatting ? Saw a great movie? Or just talk about the weather? Anything goes in the virtual bar!</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US"><SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">7. What's for lunch ?</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">Everyone likes eating lunch, some people can craft magic in the kitchen! Show what you are having, turn on that food filter on your phone, and show everyone what you are nibbling on. When you have a global team, this is an awesome way of showing cultural differences.</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US"><SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">8. Who has the best mug?</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">Coffee mug that is! Who has the funniest or weirdest cup to drink from? The most likes wins!</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US"><SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">9. What 's the nicest thing someone has done for you lately ?</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">Move people to tears and bring some much wanted feel good vibes in the virtual office.</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US"><SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">10. What made you most happy when you were a kid ?</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">Share your stories and make everyone smile.</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">&nbsp;</P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US"><SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Bonus tip: Virtual yoga</SPAN></P> <P style="margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;" lang="en-US">Get some exercise and stretching in your work hours. Spend 15 minutes doing virtual yoga, with a coworker leading on the screen.</P> </DIV> </DIV> </DIV> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 19:49:30 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/10-ideas-that-prove-wfh-doesn-t-have-to-be-boring/ba-p/1236615 Marijn Somers 2020-03-19T19:49:30Z Managing your Audio & Video settings in Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/managing-your-audio-amp-video-settings-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1236387 <DIV> <P>#WFH, during these challenging times to be able to "work from home" is such a fantastic thing.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With Microsoft Teams you can easily stay productive from home or on the move. You can conduct and join online meetings and also co-edit on documents through Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Below are some tips &amp; tricks meetings in Teams as it relates to Audio and Video.</P> <P>Any of us who have been part of an online meeting during the last decade will easily recognize the following, and it really doesn't matter which technology you are using:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><SPAN>"can you hear me…"</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>"I can't hear you.."</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>"You are on mute…"</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Now, before you join a meeting, use a couple of minutes to make sure:</P> <UL> <LI><SPAN>You have a "headphone" connected to your computer or mobile phone, if you are joining through the Teams mobile app.</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>The "headphone" will give you better audio quality on both speech and listening, just using your computer audio will mostly give you a bad experience</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>In my experience is it actually more stable on mobile devices than on the Computer, when using mobile I rarely need to check my audio and video settings</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Now on your computer, to verify your audio and video settings, on the <STRONG>Teams desktop app:</STRONG></P> <OL> <LI><STRONG>Click your name, upper right corner</STRONG></LI> <LI><STRONG>Then choose Settings</STRONG></LI> </OL> <P>If your "headphone" is connected to your computer either through cable or bluetooth, Teams will display them to you, the same with your Video device, if you're connecting through a laptop, normally the video is automatically your laptop webcam, otherwise you can consider buying an external USB webcam.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Jimmy Hang_0-1584564968529.png" style="width: 375px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/177893i5552C8BA5A8DC60D/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Jimmy Hang_0-1584564968529.png" alt="Jimmy Hang_0-1584564968529.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>A pop-up will open | <STRONG>Click Devices</STRONG></P> <DIV class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Jimmy Hang_1-1584564968531.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/177895iD22AF09DF1EA22C3/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Jimmy Hang_1-1584564968531.png" alt="Jimmy Hang_1-1584564968531.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>You can now perform a test call by clicking "<SPAN>Make a test call</SPAN>", to verify the performance of your "headphone". After the test Teams will give you a summary of the test call, if you're happy with the results your good to go, if not try changing the audio device, then perform the test again.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Jimmy Hang_2-1584564968532.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/177894i2B5B8A09B56F28FF/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="Jimmy Hang_2-1584564968532.png" alt="Jimmy Hang_2-1584564968532.png" /></span></P> <DIV class="mceNonEditable lia-copypaste-placeholder">&nbsp;</DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If you are using the same "headphone" for your mobile and your computer, to avoid being interrupted during a call because your phone is ringing, disconnect the "headphone" from the other device that you're not using at the moment.</P> <P>I normally just temporarily turn off bluetooth on my phone when joining call with my computer.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Have a wonderful meeting...&nbsp;<img class="lia-deferred-image lia-image-emoji" src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/html/@8341BD79091AF36AA2A09063B554B5CDhttps://techcommunity.microsoft.com/images/emoticons/smile_40x40.gif" alt=":smile:" title=":smile:" /></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> </DIV> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 19:49:27 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/managing-your-audio-amp-video-settings-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1236387 Jimmy Hang 2020-03-19T19:49:27Z How to get started with meetings in Microsoft Teams https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/how-to-get-started-with-meetings-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1238051 <H2>But first some general things</H2> <P>The most frequent questions are related to the framework of Microsoft Teams meetings. You can fit up to 250 people in a Teams meeting. In most cases this is enough but if you want to reach more people, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">have a look at the Microsoft Teams live events</A>! You can invite internal colleagues as well as external contacts in a Teams meeting. These external contacts only need an e-mail address and no license. There are no costs for both of you. Dialing in by phone is also possible at Teams meetings, but more about that later.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>How to create a Teams meeting</H2> <P>There is more than one way to create a Teams meeting. First, we will take a look at the classic style through Outlook. Then we will take a look at the form using Microsoft Teams.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>#1 Creating a Teams meeting invite with Outlook</H3> <P>To create a Teams meeting in Outlook, first, click on the calendar view in Outlook. After you have done this, you will see a button in the top menu bar in the "Home" section that says "New Teams Meeting."</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="outlook teams meeting.png" style="width: 998px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/178144i1ECB732F04B48DAF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="outlook teams meeting.png" alt="outlook teams meeting.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>After clicking on it, a window opens, which is very similar to the classic appointment invitation. Still, after a short moment, Outlook should insert an automatically generated "Join Microsoft Teams Meeting" Link.&nbsp;Please do not change anything on this link. You can enter your message above the upper bar as usual, but please do not change anything between the two bars.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="outlook teams meeting schedule.png" style="width: 998px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/178143iF0431E86D455A3E5/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="outlook teams meeting schedule.png" alt="outlook teams meeting schedule.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>After you have entered all the information for the meeting, press "Send" and your invitation to your first Teams meeting has been sent - Congratulations! As you can see, it is not complicated at all and super fast!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>#2 Creating a Teams meeting invite with Microsoft Teams</H3> <P>As I mentioned earlier, there is also a way to send Teams meeting invites directly from Microsoft Teams. This offers you additional settings regarding the meeting, but most of the time, standard settings applied when using Microsoft Outlook are fine.&nbsp;To create a meeting in Microsoft Teams, first, click on "Calendar" in the menu on your left. You will now see a view similar to that of your Outlook calendar. To create a meeting, click on "New Meeting" in the upper right corner.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="teams meeting calendar view.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/178146iD582CBE30E418F82/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="teams meeting calendar view.png" alt="teams meeting calendar view.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>A new screen will open. There you can enter your desired data and invite the people you want to invite. You can search for colleagues from your organization by name, just like in other teams. For external contacts, you have to enter the e-mail address.&nbsp;In the textbox below, you can enter a message. Unlike Outlook, the link to join is not already displayed here. This link will be added only after saving!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="teams meeting schedule.JPG" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/178150iCDBD2FD2277B6CDD/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="teams meeting schedule.JPG" alt="teams meeting schedule.JPG" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Once you have entered all the details, click on "Save" in the top right-hand corner, and you will return to your calendar view. Here you can see the meeting you just created!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>One great thing about every Teams meeting, whether you schedule it through Outlook or Teams, you can click on it in the Teams calendar view and use the scheduling assistant to add people right away!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="teams meeting options.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/178160i75AF21A46437BE18/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="teams meeting options.png" alt="teams meeting options.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In this view, you also can edit the meeting options. You can reach these by clicking on "Meeting options" to the right of your time zone. You can now define who can bypass the meeting lobby and who can present during the call. Those settings might be affected by your organization's specifications!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Inviting external contacts</H3> <P>As I mentioned earlier, you can invite external people to your Teams meetings. All you need is their e-mail address!&nbsp;Your external contact does not need to install Microsoft Teams. They can join using their Browser and the Microsoft Teams Web App. Please be aware: Depending on the browser they are using, video conferencing may not be supported.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Whether you created the invite through Outlook or Microsoft Teams the external contacts will receive a meeting invitation through their e-mail address.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H3>Dial-In options for Microsoft Teams meetings</H3> <P>Whether or not external contacts and other subscribers can dial in with the phone depends on the licensing of your organization. If a phone number is displayed under the "Join Microsoft Teams Meeting" link, it is possible to dial-in to the meeting.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Otherwise, contact your administrator about the option of audio conferencing. There is no option you, as a user, can take care of!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Joining a Microsoft Teams meeting</H2> <P>All the planning and waiting is over, and the meeting will start soon! But take a moment before that and enter the command "/testcall" in the search bar at the top of Microsoft Teams and hit enter. A short microphone and speaker-test will now start for you to make sure that you and your equipment are ready for the meeting!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>After you have prepared, it is time to enter the meeting. The nice thing is, not much can go wrong here, there is one link for everyone, no matter if organizer or participant.&nbsp;If you're on the road, you can also join meetings on your mobile phone or tablet!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To join the meeting, you have several possibilities. One of them is to open the appointment in your Outlook calendar and click on the "Join Microsoft Teams Meeting" link. You will then be redirected to Microsoft Teams via the browser, or you stay in your browser and attend the meeting this way.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The second and more convenient option is to switch back to your calendar view in Microsoft Teams. Here you will see "Join" directly next to the next team meeting, just click on it! If this button does not appear, click on the meeting and then select "Join" in the upper right corner.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="teams meeting join direct.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/178147i221E0523A03BB61E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="teams meeting join direct.png" alt="teams meeting join direct.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>No matter which way you go after joining, this screen will appear. You can now decide if you want to turn on the camera, microphone, and blurred background or not. In my opinion, meetings in which everyone uses their camera are always better and more inclusive, be sure to try it!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="teams meeting join interface.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/178148i1DFA6F05EB52B986/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="teams meeting join interface.png" alt="teams meeting join interface.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Getting the best out of a Teams meeting</H2> <P>To make video conferencing as personal and natural as possible, you should switch on your camera. If you don't want to reveal your background, don't worry, you can also use the call menu to blur your background. You can find this menu in the content area of your meeting, just give your mouse a quick move and the bar will appear.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="teams meeting call menu.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/178145i96EE69D63148E76B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="teams meeting call menu.png" alt="teams meeting call menu.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Also, in this menu, you have the possibility to share a screen or present a PowerPoint directly. Just click on the rectangle with the up arrow and select the screen or presentation you need!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>There are many more tips to make your video conferences as effective and convenient as possible, just have a look here: <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/microsoft-teams-blog/9-tips-for-having-the-best-online-meeting-experience-with/ba-p/1218884" target="_blank" rel="noopener">9 Tips for having the best online meeting experience with Microsoft Teams</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We will be sharing more posts and tutorials on this blog, so keep an eye out!</P> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 19:49:26 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/how-to-get-started-with-meetings-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1238051 svenseidenberg 2020-03-19T19:49:26Z Enabling Remote Work with Office 365 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-with-office-365/ba-p/1233809 <P>During this difficult time, Microsoft has asked thousands of its employees to work from home. If you‘re facing a similar situation and have an Office 365 subscription, you already have access to a number of tools and resources that you can use to help people across your organization as they shift to remote work. The attached technical guidance will help you assess where you are today to make quick improvements, while you evaluate larger infrastructure moves.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Start by enabling access to email and documents on the phone </STRONG></P> <P>The first challenge of shifting to working remote – especially on short notice – is being disconnected. You already have access to a few mobile solutions that can help:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Start by helping users to set up the Outlook Mobile app to give them access to their emails, calendar appointments, contacts, and more from wherever they are. Users can <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">download Outlook for Android or iPhone</A> and then sign-in with their Office 365 account to connect with colleagues. Check this <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Outlook mobile Customer Adoption Pack</A> to help users set up quickly. Videos, frequent questions, and tips on <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">how to use Outlook on a mobile device</A> are also available.<BR /><BR /></LI> <LI>Once users are set up to use Outlook mobile, single sign-on makes it easy to use the <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-apps-blog/introducing-office-your-new-go-to-mobile-app-for-getting-work/ba-p/977172" target="_blank" rel="noopener">new Office app</A>.&nbsp;Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are combined into a single app with new mobile-first features.<BR /><BR /></LI> <LI>Continue to stay in control and protect your organization’s data, using <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the Office cloud policy service</A> to quickly and easily enforce policy settings even on unmanaged devices. If you already have access to Microsoft Endpoint Manager (including Intune) there are <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">additional steps</A> you can take to manage and protect mobile devices. If you are already using Intune App Protection Policies, see our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">support article on targeting apps</A>.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Continue encouraging collaboration and meetings from wherever your users are</STRONG></P> <P>There is no replacement for speaking with someone face to face or solving a problem together in real-time. By this point, you already know that Microsoft Teams keeps people connected and productive from anywhere. Teams is how those of us at Microsoft have continued to collaborate as we work remotely.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Read about how <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">we’re using Teams, and especially Meetings, while working from home</A> for ideas to apply to your company. We also suggest reading this article on <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IT guidance for </A><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">supporting remote workers using Teams</A><SPAN>.<BR /><BR /></SPAN></LI> <LI>Start saving documents to OneDrive cloud storage. Office 365 ProPlus subscriptions already come with 1 TB of storage. Using cloud storage makes Teams even more powerful by enabling real-time collaboration, version history, modern comments, and more. Users can learn more by reading a list of <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">best practices for collaborating using Office 365 ProPlus</A>.</LI> </UL> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><STRONG>Recommend the browser access to get Office on unmanaged devices</STRONG></P> <P>You are already licensed for the full complement of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office apps on the web. If users are on personal or public devices, this can be the fastest way to get them productive without compromising security and control.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Tell your users to start with <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">office.com</A> and sign-in with their Office 365 account. Users will have access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Outlook and other apps as well as any cloud-based documents. Users can learn more about staying productive on the web in <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this article</A>.<BR /><BR /></LI> <LI>As long as users sign in with their Office 365 account, business information is already highly protected and secure. Office 365 is a user-based license, and the policies you have applied are already pulled through to wherever users access their files. You can refine and manage these policies through <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the Office cloud policy service</A> (you already have access) or Microsoft Endpoint Manager.</LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Bring home Office productivity apps without compromising IT control </STRONG></P> <P>Finally, there are two options for deploying access to the full-powered desktop Office 365 apps at home.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>If your corporate policy allows, you can also ask users to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">self-install Office 365 ProPlus</A> on their home machines. Recommend this <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">article</A> to your users.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Existing Citrix, VMWare, and other solutions on-premises can burst or extend to Azure to help scale up deployments very quickly to support employees. For cloud-native solutions, you can leverage <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows Virtual Desktop</A> as well as Citrix Cloud and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">VMware Horizon Cloud on Azure solutions</A> that extend the service. Windows Virtual Desktop, including our partner solutions built on top of the service, enables Office 365 ProPlus with the new Windows 10 multi-session capability that provides a full fidelity experience to remote employees.</LI> </UL> <P><EM>&nbsp;</EM></P> <P>You can follow the technical guide (attached in this blog) to determine your starting point to enable the above scenarios.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>If you need help, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft FastTrack</A> and Microsoft partners are always available to help you establish a productive remote-work environment, especially now in response to&nbsp;COVID-19. You can also join Microsoft 365 <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/enabling-remote-work/ct-p/RemoteWork" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Remote Work community</A> to get answers to your questions about setting up your organization successfully to work remotely.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Additional resources</STRONG></P> <P data-unlink="true"><A href="#" target="_self">Microsoft IT is enabling remote work for its employees&nbsp;<SPAN> with the help of various technologies, including Office 365</SPAN></A></P> <P><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/office-365-blog/how-to-quickly-optimize-office-365-traffic-for-remote-staff-amp/ba-p/1214571" target="_blank" rel="noopener">How to quickly optimize Office 365 traffic for remote staff</A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lily Zheng’s “open letter to customers”</A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Our Commitment to Customers During COVID-19, introducing free, six-month E1 offer</A><SPAN><BR /></SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Offers for helping small and medium-sized businesses work remotely with Teams</A></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Office apps help and training for end-users</A></P> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 16:10:07 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/enabling-remote-work-with-office-365/ba-p/1233809 Yana Terukhova 2020-03-19T16:10:07Z 2 weeks in: what we’ve learned about remote work https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/2-weeks-in-what-we-ve-learned-about-remote-work/ba-p/1236732 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="kYWItPTM.jfif" style="width: 900px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/177935i9441DC412BE2873B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="kYWItPTM.jfif" alt="kYWItPTM.jfif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We're two weeks in since my team went to a work from home model, and we've learned some pretty good lessons.&nbsp; Read about them&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</A>.</P> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 01:17:16 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/2-weeks-in-what-we-ve-learned-about-remote-work/ba-p/1236732 Scott Schnoll 2020-03-19T01:17:16Z The Top 9 Ways Microsoft is Enabling Remote Work https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/the-top-9-ways-microsoft-is-enabling-remote-work/ba-p/1225174 <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="COVID-19-blog-post-BANNER-2-440x268.png" style="width: 440px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/176607i551F4850A1C794CE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="COVID-19-blog-post-BANNER-2-440x268.png" alt="COVID-19-blog-post-BANNER-2-440x268.png" /></span></P> <P>Last week, Microsoft made the decision to shift tens of thousands of our employees to remote work. Guest blogger Nathalie D’Hers, General Manager&nbsp;from Microsoft’s IT organization, shares how Microsoft has approached enabling remote work for our employees.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Read the original blog article <A href="#" target="_self">here</A>.</P> Thu, 12 Mar 2020 16:42:22 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/the-top-9-ways-microsoft-is-enabling-remote-work/ba-p/1225174 Anna Chu 2020-03-12T16:42:22Z Helping teachers and students make the switch to remote learning https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/helping-teachers-and-students-make-the-switch-to-remote-learning/ba-p/1225016 <P><SPAN class="" data-contrast="auto"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Education-blog-BANNER-440x268.png" style="width: 440px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/176597iBEE68911741BEA82/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Education-blog-BANNER-440x268.png" alt="Education-blog-BANNER-440x268.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN class="" data-contrast="auto">Over the past&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">two weeks</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, we</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">’v</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">e published a series of blog posts aimed at helping our customers&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">during&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><SPAN data-contrast="none">a letter from Lily Zheng</SPAN></A><SPAN data-contrast="auto">, our&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">friend and coworker</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;in Shanghai</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">. Lily’s letter</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;included lessons</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">she’d gathered</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;from&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">China-based E</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">ducation customers who</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;moved to 100 percent remote learning&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">back in February</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="" data-contrast="auto">Faced with delaying the term, these schools&nbsp;sprung&nbsp;into action, quickly migrating their entire curriculum online.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">A</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">nd a</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s countries around the world are impacted by the outbreak, many more educational organizations will</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;need to do the same.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">The Microsoft Education team&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">focus on creating technology for schools and universities</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="none">,</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;and they count&nbsp;a number of&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">remote-learning&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">educators</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;among their customers. Barbara</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;Holzapfel,&nbsp;General Manager of Microsoft Education Marketing, has&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">asked&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">some of these</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">experts</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;to&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">share</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;the</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;remote-learning&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">tips&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">that&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">they’ve gathered over the year</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">From&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">preserving student-teacher 1:1s</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">&nbsp;to bringing lessons to life in the virtual classroom, it’s&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">rich with useful advice for&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">any&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">educational organization&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">that may soon be moving online</SPAN><SPAN data-contrast="auto">.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN data-contrast="auto">Read the original blog article <A href="#" target="_self">here</A>.</SPAN></P> Thu, 12 Mar 2020 15:52:21 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/helping-teachers-and-students-make-the-switch-to-remote-learning/ba-p/1225016 Anna Chu 2020-03-12T15:52:21Z Our commitment to customers during COVID-19 https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/our-commitment-to-customers-during-covid-19/ba-p/1224998 <P class="">With COVID-19 continuing to impact people and countries around the world,&nbsp;teams everywhere are&nbsp;moving&nbsp;to remote work. You may have read the story&nbsp;from <A href="#" target="_self">Lily Zheng</A>, our colleague in Shanghai, detailing her team’s experience using Microsoft Teams to work from home during the outbreak. Lily’s team is one of many. Here at Microsoft in the Puget Sound, we’re encouraging our teams to work from home as much as possible, as are many organizations in this region. And we expect this trend to continue across the world. At Microsoft, our top priority is the health and safety of employees, customers, partners, and communities. By making Teams available to as many people as possible, we aim to support public health and safety by keeping teams connected while they work apart.</P> <P class="">&nbsp;</P> <P>As we have read through your responses to Lily’s letter, it has become clear that there are two big questions on your minds. First, how can people access the free Teams offerings that Lily referenced? Second, what is our plan for avoiding service interruptions during times of increased usage? In the blog article published below, you’ll find detailed answers to both.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Read the original blog article <A href="#" target="_self">here</A>.</P> Thu, 12 Mar 2020 15:44:48 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/our-commitment-to-customers-during-covid-19/ba-p/1224998 Anna Chu 2020-03-12T15:44:48Z Working remotely during challenging times https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/working-remotely-during-challenging-times/ba-p/1224987 <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="Microsoft-employees-working-remotely-CARD-5-440x268.png" style="width: 440px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/176595i060B51B214EEFE84/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Microsoft-employees-working-remotely-CARD-5-440x268.png" alt="Zheng and her Microsoft teammates in China collaborate closely while working remotely." /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Zheng and her Microsoft teammates in China collaborate closely while working remotely.</span></span></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>COVID-19 has impacted the lives of people around the world. Travel restrictions and new rules on large public gatherings have changed the daily routines of millions. Over the past few weeks, many have asked: What can we do to help?</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Read the story of Lily Zheng, Director at Microsoft China, in what she has learned from working remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak, she has some very thoughtful insights I think we can all benefit from.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>The original blog article can be found <A href="#" target="_self">here</A>.</SPAN></P> Thu, 12 Mar 2020 15:39:34 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/hybrid-work-blog/working-remotely-during-challenging-times/ba-p/1224987 Anna Chu 2020-03-12T15:39:34Z