Announcing the M365 Government Community Call!

Announcing the M365 Government Community Call!
M365 Government Community Call March - Security & Compliance and MS Ignite

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

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#CollabTalk TweetJam January 2021

#CollabTalk TweetJam January 2021
#CollabTalk TweetJam "The Need for Community Management and Governance"

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!

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Buzzkill – Security Series #1 – What is Security?

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.

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OTSTWIT E25 – Microsoft Teams App Management

OTSTWIT E25 – Microsoft Teams App Management
OTSTWIT E25 Microsoft Teams App Management with Chris Hoard

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.

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The DoD’s Cross-Command Telework Platform Expires Soon, What’s Next?

The DoD’s Cross-Command Telework Platform Expires Soon, What’s Next?
Enabling command-level controls in a centralized tenant

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.

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The Ultimate Guide to External Sharing with Microsoft Teams

The Ultimate Guide to External Sharing with Microsoft Teams
Collaboration and External Sharing with Microsoft Teams

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).

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Key Insights on Adopting Microsoft 365 in the Public Sector

Key Insights on Adopting Microsoft 365 in the Public Sector
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Microsoft Teams Case Study

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.

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