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July Edition Sections:

  • Highlighted (remote working resources & blog posts)
  • Upcoming Reston MTC Events
  • Microsoft Teams – IT Admins & Planning
  • Microsoft Teams – End Users & Champions
  • Security & Azure AD
  • Blogs of Interest

 

Highlighted

*Note that some of our events take a pause for the first two weeks of July, as Microsoft transitions into our next fiscal year.

 

Announcing the Federal Customer Newsletter

Here’s the latest “need to know info” for our federal customers, created by the Microsoft Government Marketing team.  

 

Remote Working Federal Training

The Microsoft Federal Customer Success team has been working hard to provide remote working skilling and instruction to our customers working remote on the following topics:

  • Teams Fundamentals: 101 overview
  • Teams Intermediate: Advanced Teams features
  • Smart Meetings: Using meetings in Teams to their full potential
  • Live Events: Hosting virtual events up to 10K+
  • App Integration: Microsoft & 3rd Party apps that be utilized in GCC

Below is a schedule of upcoming events. Join all sessions at https://aka.ms/workremoteFED (we will use the same links daily to host the sessions). Feedback will be available during each session.

Date

Time (EST)

Topic

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
1:00-2:30pm
Teams Intermediate
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
1:00-2:30pm
Smart Meetings
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
1:00-2:30pm Teams Fundamentals
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
1:00-2:30pm
App Integration

Above times don’t work? Check out our on-demand recordings of previous sessions.

 

 

Teams Accessibility Training

Our goal in these 1-hour trainings (+30min Q&A) is to give people with disabilities/users to self-select the best session(s) that would provide them the information they need to achieve more. No pre-requisites necessary but it is highly recommended that you take the Teams 101 training first. 

  • Teams Accessibility – Using Teams with Screen Readers and other Assistive Technology, how Teams inherits settings from Windows and Office, and features designed to aid specific scenarios for people with disabilities. 
  • Office Accessibility for Teams – Using Teams as a one-stop shop for collaboration and telework requires integration of Office Accessibility features within your Teams experience. 
  • Windows Accessibility for Teams – Review of Windows OS settings that Teams inherits to create a consistent experience across applications to improve your experience. 

Join each session by clicking on the associated link below:

Date

Time (EST)

Topic

Thursday, July 2, 2020
8:00 – 9:30am Teams Accessibility for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Users
Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:00 – 5:30pm Teams Accessibility for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Users
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:00 – 9:30am Teams Accessibility for Blind/Low Vision Users
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 4:00 – 5:30pm Teams Screen Reader Blind/Low Vision Users
Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:00 – 9:30am Teams Accessibility for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Users
Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:00 – 5:30pm Teams Accessibility for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Users
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:00 – 9:30am Teams Accessibility for Neurodiverse Users
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:00 – 5:30pm Teams Accessibility for Neurodiverse Users

 

Microsoft Teams: Master working from home

Working from home offers the opportunity to maintain your workflow while allowing flexibility in how and where you get your work done. Shifting to a remote worker status can be an adjustment as you look for ways to balance home and work life, maintain focus and be fully productive. Microsoft Teams can help you stay connected to your team while providing access to all of the tools and resources you need to get your work done. Join us to learn tips that can help set you up for success as you transition into a ‘work from home’ scenario. During this session, we’ll share: (1) Guidance for setting up your home environment for work, (2) Best practices for maintaining your workflow while working at home, (3) Tips for staying connected to your team while remote, and (4) Insights for effectively supporting a remote team.

 

Upcoming Reston MTC Events

The Reston MTC is open for business and is delivering virtual customer engagements. Reach out to your account teams to schedule and coordinate your request.

 

Microsoft Teams – IT Admins & Planning

 

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Microsoft Teams: Plan your upgrade (Start here!)

Discover everything you need to facilitate a successful upgrade to Teams. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Understand why a formal plan is crucial for upgrade success, (2) Identify the steps to the upgrade success framework, (3) Recognize common attributes of successful customers, and (4) Create and implement their own upgrade plan. The audience for this session is All (Business Sponsors, IT Admins, User Readiness/Change Manager, Project Lead).

 

Microsoft Teams: Identify your upgrade approach

Determine the most suitable approach based on your current Skype for Business implementation and upgrade goals. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Understand common scenarios and upgrade approaches, (2) Visualize the user experience for each approach, and (3) Determine the optimal upgrade approach for your organization.  IT Admins are the primary audience for this session.

 

Microsoft Teams: Implement your upgrade approach

Execute your defined upgrade approach as part of your formal upgrade plan. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Recognize the upgrade settings in your O365 tenant admin portal, (2) Understand technical tips and considerations for a successful upgrade, and (3) Apply the appropriate settings in the Portal to execute your upgrade. The primary audience for this session is IT Admins.

 

Teams Advanced for IT Pros

On-Demand | Learn how IT can enable Microsoft Teams capabilities for users while maintaining the necessary configurations to align with required organizational business and security requirements. Agenda: (1) Automated team and policy provisioning strategies, (2) School Data Sync, and (3) Programmatically interacting with Teams. 

 

Microsoft Teams: Ready your end users

Design a user readiness strategy to help your users love and adopt Teams. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Recognize factors that influence user acceptance and adoption, (2) Define core value messaging for Teams in your organization, and (3) Outline your awareness, training and support activities. The audience for this session is: User Readiness/Change Manager.

 

Microsoft Teams – End User & Champions

Get Started with Microsoft Teams

Whether you are switching from Skype for Business or brand new, join us to learn the basics of how to use Teams to chat with your colleagues and collaborate on projects. Through a series of live demonstrations and best practices, you’ll leave this session with everything you need to start using Teams. After this session, you will be able to: (1) Set up your profile and notifications in Microsoft Teams, (2) Use chat and calling for 1:1 and group conversations, sharing and collaboration in Microsoft Teams, (3) Schedule and conduct meetings in Microsoft Teams, and (4) Align your team and teamwork in Microsoft Teams.

 

Learn Tips for Taking Teams to the Next Level: Part 1 – Effective Workspaces

Designed for those who are already familiar with Microsoft Teams, our Tips & Tricks sessions offer insights and best practices. Learn how Teams can help organize your workday and make it easier to stay connected with colleagues. In Part 1 – Effective Workspaces, you will explore ways to determine the best approach for creating workspaces for projects and workgroups. After this session, you will be able to: (1) Decide if your team is best served by a team and channels or a group chat and meetings, (2) Create a workspace for your team to provide the best collaboration experience, (3) Use a personal team to simplify your productivity, and (4) Determine best practices for Teams.

 

Learn Tips for Taking Teams to the Next Level: Part 2 – Get More from Teams

Designed for those who are already familiar with Microsoft Teams, our Tips & Tricks sessions offer insights and best practices. Learn how Teams can help organize your workday and make it easier to stay connected with colleagues. In Part 2 – Get More from Teams, you will learn tips and tricks for managing and organizing work and communications in Teams. After this session, you will be able to: (1) Implement strategies to manage and organize your work, (2) Leverage formatting best practices to help get your messages noticed (and responded to), (3) Easily find files, chats and projects, and (4) Simplify your workday.

 

Run Effective Meetings with Microsoft Teams

Have you spent significant time and resources to prepare for a meeting and still felt it wasn’t productive? Have you attended a meeting only to leave feeling like not much was accomplished? Join this class to learn how to make your meetings engaging, productive and effective. Microsoft Teams can help make your meetings worth showing up for. After this session, you will be able to: (1) Use Teams for your entire meeting experience, (2) Record your meeting, making it easy for those who couldn’t attend to get caught up, (3) Keep important meetings at your fingertips by pinning them for easy access, and (4) Assess which audio and video devices are best for your meeting needs.

 

Microsoft Teams: Learn to use apps

This session introduces you to the key activities needed to get started with adding applications, bots and connectors in Microsoft Teams today. Through a series of live demonstrations and best practices, you’ll leave this session with everything you need to start using apps in Teams. After this session, you will be able to: (1) See how applications, bots and connectors can help you be more efficient while working in Teams, (2) Select an application, bot or connector for your workspace, (3) Install an application, bot or connector, and (4) Use an application, bot or connector in your workspace.

 

Microsoft Teams: Seamless Collaboration with Microsoft 365

Are you still sending an e-mail with an attachment to your teammates when you want to collaborate on a file? How fast do they respond? How do you know if they are working on the file? How do you manage version control? With Microsoft 365 tools for teamwork, you can seamlessly collaborate on files with your team members. Using Microsoft Teams, you can invite your teammates into an environment where they can effectively collaborate and engage in a persistent conversation. Join us for this session and explore how to avoid productivity sinkholes and increase productivity. This interactive 2-hour session will give you the opportunity to test drive Microsoft Teams in a live cloud environment. A trained facilitator will guide you as you apply these tools to your own business scenarios and experience how they can work for you. Each session is limited to 12 participants, reserve your seat now.

 

Microsoft Teams: Enabling Real-time Collaboration for Cross-functional Teams

How do you bring various stakeholders together across multiple teams to achieve your goal? Do you wish you could reduce the number of meetings or e-mails while still being able to solicit feedback, keep everyone informed, and get consensus? Join us to explore how to bring everything together in a shared workspace with Microsoft Teams. Learn how to chat, meet, share files, and work with other business applications to effectively engage others. This interactive 2-hour session will give you the opportunity to try it for yourself and test drive Microsoft Teams in a live cloud environment. A trained facilitator will guide you as you apply these tools to your own business scenarios and experience how they can work for you. Each session is limited to 12 participants, reserve your seat now.

 

Security & Azure AD

Webinar: How to get started with Microsoft Defender ATP

When: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 8:00am PT | Chris Jackson and Dominique Kilman, Principal Program Managers at Microsoft, will share their experiences and provide recommendations on how to get started with Microsoft Defender ATP using a phased roadmap. Working with a variety of customers, they have documented a path to enable the many capabilities in Microsoft Defender ATP: what you should enable in the first 30 days, the first 90 days, and what you can look to enable beyond that!

 

Customer Immersion Experience: Protecting Identity, Apps, Data and Devices

Identity is at the center of security: don’t compromise when it comes to your company’s valuable information. Join us to explore how to use secure authentication, govern access, get comprehensive protection and set the right identity foundation. During this 2-hour interactive session, you will explore how to: (1) Enable password protection, (2) Bring multi-factor authentication to your Windows 10 users, (3) Protect your users and data through Office 365 multi-factor authentication, and (4) Use conditional access to protect across devices, locations and apps. Each session is limited to 12 participants, reserve your seat now.

 

Customer Immersion Experience: Protecting Your Sensitive Information

Data needs to be protected wherever it’s stored and whenever it travels, and you need the tools to monitor policy violations and risky behavior. Join us to explore how to implement a comprehensive and integrated approach across devices, apps, cloud services, and on-premises. During this 2-hour interactive session, you will explore how to: (1) Identify, monitor and automatically protect sensitive information across Office 365, (2) Help classify and protect documents and email, and (3) Use policies to enable BYOD scenarios by protecting data at the app level. Each session is limited to 12 participants, reserve your seat now.

 

Customer Immersion Experience: Protecting Assets and Empowering Your Defenders

Today’s workforce can work from anywhere, on any device, and on any app. Security teams need to understand threat signals from disconnected products and optimize security with minimal complexity. During this 2-hour interactive session, you will explore how to: (1) Safeguard users from malware attacks such as phishing and spoofing with Office 365, (2) Use the Windows Defender ecosystem to proactively monitor and protect your users, (3) Utilize Office 365 ATP to help protect users from bad links and attachments, and (4) Let machine learning and automation protect users from threats. Each session is limited to 12 participants, reserve your seat now.

 

Customer Immersion Experience: Simplifying Your Privacy and Compliance Journey

Your business needs to control how sensitive data is managed. Join us and explore how to assess your compliance risk, protect sensitive and business critical data, and respond efficiently to data discovery requests. During this 2-hour interactive session, you will explore how to: (1) Simplify assessment of compliance risk, (2) Integrate protection and governance of data, and (3) Intelligently respond to data discovery requests. Each session is limited to 12 participants, reserve your seat now.

 

Blogs of Interest

 

Public Sector Blog Website | RSS Feed

May 2020 USPS Roadmap – May 6, 2020

 

Microsoft Teams Blog Website | RSS Feed

 

Office & Microsoft 365

Enterprise identity, mobility, and security

Microsoft Azure and Development

Windows, Operations, Management, and Deployment

Support and adoption

Misc

 

Thanks for stopping by and reading our monthly resources. Feel free to reach out in the comments below with any comments, questions or ideas on other events to add to the list. Here in Public Sector we want to make sure we are giving you the information and insights to best serve your needs in this community.

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