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Check out some amazing content in our Enabling Remote Work roundup!


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Enable Remote Work

20 updates for Microsoft Teams for Education, including 7×7 video and Breakout Rooms

Over the last few months, schools and institutions have been working tirelessly to enable distance learning. We’ve heard directly from many of you about engaging students in lessons, encouraging student-to-student collaboration, and facilitating staff professional development, all while remote. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas about how to improve Microsoft Teams for distance and hybrid learning. We continue to be inspired by you and are always exploring and implementing new ways for Teams to support student engagement and professional development.


Resources for Remote Workers

Why remote workplaces remain a challenge for large enterprises

Many organizations – small, large, medium – across the world are having their employees work from home due to COVID-19. For many of these companies, this was something they had never prepared for. Moving to the cloud and using online tools sounds simple and easy, but when it comes to meeting regulation and compliance regulations, you need to take extra care. Enabling your workforce with cloud-enabled collaboration tools is not only a technical challenge but also brings about legal and cultural considerations. Luckily, I have seen many of the challenges that IT faces when moving to the cloud. In this article, I will address some common challenges brought about by remote work, but showcase some of the ways they can be addressed without impacting your employees’ ability to collaborate effectively and stay productive while maintaining security, compliance and privacy.


Upcoming Events

June Webinars & Remote Work Resources

Check out the latest webinars and remote work resources for June in the public sector!


Top Conversations

How can I export Attendee list from Microsoft Teams Live events session using Microsoft Graph API?

@marcelocasaca wondered about how to use Microsoft Graph APIs to extract a attendee list from a live session from Microsoft Teams. Microsoft employee Val Ramos and MVP Reza Ameri offered helpful advice.


Change default meeting length in Outlook – Avoid Back-to-Back meetings!

Karl Vietmeier shared a piece from their VP’s all up blog posting specific to changing meeting length on how to schedule meetings to conclude five minutes before the end of the hour or half hour. This shortens your time together slightly but goes a long way towards avoiding potential burnout from uninterrupted back-to-backs.


Tasks in Teams – when is it coming?

Mike Landry wanted to know when Tasks was coming in Microsoft Teams. While a release date is still forthcoming, he was referred to this thread and other contributors shared their processes that worked in a similar manner.


Building A Highly Available Remote Desktop Gateway Farm integrated with Azure MFA

Mahmoud A. Atallah shared a how-to article on building a RD Gateway with Azure MFA for secure work and familiar experience across a variety of devices or web browsers.


The BIG WFH Office pictures!

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

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