In my most recent blog post I discussed how we, as IT pros in the modern workplace, can respond to empower our end users to be more effective while working remote. Most of us are facing the monumental task of identifying the best solutions for our workers and getting them implemented quickly and efficiently in the midst of this crisis.
I am going to use this post to keep track of resources I have found to be helpful. Feel free to share this post and send me any links that you have found to be useful. If you share a link with me, please include a link to your Twitter or website so I can give you credit for sharing content!
Microsoft and LinkedIn have launched the Covid-19 Business Resource Center - Micros and LinkedIn have launched a Business Resource Center to help companies address the challenges of operating during the Covid-19 crisis. Special thanks to @TheRealSterk for sharing this post.
Support Working from Home Securely - Ann Johnson, CVP of Microsoft's Cybersecurity Solutions Group, discusses strategies and provides links to several resources to help companies stay secure while rapidly shifting to remote work solutions.
M365, O365, and Teams
How to quickly optimize Office 365 traffic for remote staff & reduce the load on your infrastructure - In this post Paul Collinge discusses how to optimize your network traffic to Office 365 to limit the impact remote workers have on your VPN infrastructure.
Champions Guide for Supporting Remote Workers - In this video from Coffee in the Cloud TV, Karuana Gatimu talks about how to drive rapid adoption of Microsoft Teams for remote workers.
The top 9 ways Microsoft IT is enabling remote work for its employees - Jared Spataro discusses what MSIT is doing to enable its remote workforce.
Building a Crisis Communications PowerApp - Matthew Hudson shared a link to a PowerApp template based on an App built by Schlumberger. Follow the instructions to quickly deploy an app to share vital information with your end users.
Drive Microsoft Teams User Adoption- In this video from Microsoft Mechanics Nydia Cavazos, Senior Product Manager for Microsoft Teams, discusses tools and tricks that are available to help drive user adoption in your organization.
Microsoft Endpoint Manager
Managing remote machines with cloud management gateway in Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager - In this post, Rob York discusses how to stand up a Cloud Management gateway to be able to effectively manage remote machines managed by Config Manager.
21 Days of MEM Tips - Donna Ryan has been compiling a list of tips from community members on the SCConfigMgr site (and under the hashtag #21DaysOfMemTips). There are a lot of great tips, but one of the best for improving your VPN load by preferring cloud sources comes from Bryan Dam.
Off the Cuff - Discussing ConfigMgr Cloud Management Gateway - Admittedly I haven't watched this one yet, but I plan on it, both because the Twitter banter was highly entertaining and because I need a good way to manage remote devices. Adam Gross and Bryan Dam lead a discussion on setting up a cloud management gateway.
Stop Cloud Management Gateway when it exceeds threshold - in response to questions about costs related to the CMG, Rob York shared a link to help control costs related to CMD when it exceeds data transfer limits and control costs.
Windows Virtual Desktop
Deploy Windows Virtual Desktop - In this post Christiaan Brinkhoff discusses how to deploy Windows Virtual Desktop in a technical deep dive. WVD can be used to rapidly increase your remote desktop capabilities.
My name is Sean Bulger. I am an IT Pro that has worked in the Modern Endpoint Management work space since 2015. I have worked in various environment, ranging from mature enterprise all the way down to a fledgling IT organization looking to find their way in a cloud first world. Before rejoining the technology field in 2014 I had a wide range of careers - from plumber to paramedic - that have helped to shape my perspective on the world.