COVID-19 prep: How to put together a “work from home” environment using Microsoft 365


What if you had 24 hours to prepare before your team or workforce was locked out of the office? What would you set up to ensure co-workers could continue working and stay engaged?

REgarding 365 ran a virtual hackathon in March 2020 to illustrate how organizations can set up the essentials required to send an entire workforce home in the wake of Coronavirus. We know organizations vary widely in their preparedness for remote working and that business continuity plans differ. While the ideas presented in this hackathon aren’t a one-size-fits-all strategy for every organization, we hope the ideas presented give you a jump-start on your planning efforts.

The hackathon, hosted and led by the fabulous Darrell Webster, broke down Microsoft 365 planning efforts into several teams:

Each team worked together during the hackathon to ideate and build solutions. Together, we demonstrated how Teams, Yammer, SharePoint Online, Power Automate, and Microsoft Forms can be used to create a modern workplace.

We hope this virtual hackathon gives you real-world ideas for mobilizing your employees to work from home in these difficult times. Stay safe, stay home, and #FlattenTheCurve.

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