This past week I, along with a few of the community's most vocal members, kicked off our first virtual, monthly, panel. Each month we will review government-specific news, looking at updates to the GCC, GCC-H, and DOD environments for Office 365 and the Azure Government platform. We will bring in subject matter experts from Microsoft, government agencies, and supporting consultants and contractors to discuss topics that matter to the users of these environments. We will spotlight government-focused community events. And we will do our best to spotlight where documentation, features, vendors, and government are helping to further the community and technology available to them. My monthly cohosts include
Today Christian Buckley kicked off 2021 with the first TweetJam of the year discussing community management and governance. If you've never participated in a TweetJam, it's intense. 50-70 panelists take a list of 7 questions and discuss in a feeding frenzy I can only equate to throwing chum into shark-infested waters. It's glorious! This post includes my and some of my favorite responses to the 7 questions posed during this TweetJam. Check it out!
On the heels of the global breach using SolarWinds, we decided this would be a good time to bring Security to Buzzkill. In this episode Hunter and Jay provide an introduction to our IT Security Series. As we explore the topic, we will talk to ACTUAL security experts about why it is so important to plan for security, not only as an IT professional or programmer, but as an individual.
On Friday, January 22, 2021, Chris Hoard, Office Apps & Services MVP, is presenting a session at M365 Friday California titled “Microsoft Teams App Management Fundamentals”. During this session he will dig into the concept of Teams as a Platform (TaaP) and share with administrators the fundamentals of managing third party apps to protect your data while providing end users the best overall experience.
In this article Jay details the challenges the United States Department of Defense faces in migrating to Office 365 and ways to ensure that transition is smooth and successful in the long term.
In this article, Jay and his co-author kick off a series looking at the collaboration needs of the United States Department of Defense and how they can create a Modern Workplace environment as their temporary work-from-home environment expires.
In this article, Jay discusses how Shifts for Teams in the GCC enables the government from community-owned pools to national parks and intelligence analysts.
In this article, Jay discusses the capabilities and limitations of sharing content with external users within Microsoft Teams: External Access, Guest Access, and External Sharing (for SharePoint only).
Click through to read how ORNL used Microsoft Teams to modernize their communications, collaboration, and meetings infrastructure, enabling end users to be successful in the face of the unexpected difficulties of COVID19.
Within this article, Jay details how Microsoft Team provides the technology to successfully enable employees to work from home during these unprecedented times.