10 Tips and 10 Microsoft Technologies for Organizations Preparing for Remote Work Options due to COVID-19
10 Tips for Working from Home
- Create a dedicated workspace -
- Find a room with minimal distractions (especially if others will be home)
- Use a comfortable chair, preferably an office chair, to help you feel more inclined to stay working and be more productive
- Use a standing desk - makeshift desks are all the rage, or you can purchase from Amazon
- Invest in a good headset (Noise-canceling with a mute button)
- Give your eyes a break. Look away from your computer screen and focus on something far away once an hour
- Walk 250 steps at least once an hour
- Take a scheduled break - go for a walk, eat lunch away from your workspace
- Listen to music at enhances your concentration
10 Microsoft Technologies That Support Remote Work
- Skype for Business/Teams - IM, Chat, Meetings, Conferencing.
- OneDrive for Business - Remote access and collaboration on personal work documents.
- SharePoint Online - Create emergency preparedness information portals/sites/pages (see screen shots below).
- Microsoft Teams - Collaboration on shared projects and documents.
- OneNote - Share notes with colleagues in SharePoint Online, Teams, or OneDrive.
- Outlook Web Access - Access your email anywhere on any device.
- Office Online (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) - O365 users can co-author on Office documents.
- Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) on Azure - Deploy virtual workstations for remote users in Azure.
- Planner - Create and track tasks with teammates.
- Security Technologies
- Multi Factor Authentication- Require more than one form of authentication to access organizational resources, dramatically reducing identity-based vulnerabilities.
- Conditional Access- Control access to critical systems with specific conditions such as; AD membership, device health, OS version, antivirus presence, forced MFA, location restrictions and much more.
- Self Service Password Reset- Reduce administrative burden and increase identity security by empowering employees to reset their own passwords with authentication security controls.
- Mobile Application Management- Allow access to critical applications and organizational data without the need to own or enroll devices, while ensuring stringent security and compliance practices.
- Mobile Device Management- Fully managed devices with pervasive security and compliance policies, inventory management, updating, and remote wipe abilities.
- Bitlocker- Full data encryption with centrally managed access keys and administrative control.
- Data Loss Prevention- Create policies and leverage automation to help prevent the accidental or malicious leakage of organizational data.
- Information Protection- Encryption, access restrictions and more protections that travel with data wherever it goes, even outside your network.
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Example of a COVID-19 Success Center in SharePoint Online Modern Sites