Groups and Committees

Microsoft Teams Community for Texas Public Sector (Feb 2020)

Kickoff of monthly user group meeting for Texas public sector.


Microsoft plans to host a Teams Community/User Group to help public sector entities in their adoption and efficient use of Teams. DIR supports the initiative as user groups can often be very beneficial.  Those interested in participating will drive the direction and feasibility of the community. Please address any questions to Microsoft.

Microsoft plans to host a montly Teams Community/User Group if sufficient interest exists. The kick-off meeting will be in-person in Austin plus ability to connect virtually via Teams. 

Microsoft Teams Community for Texas Public Sector (Launch)

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 3:00-4:30 | Austin, TX


For this initial launch meeting, we are asking everyone to register so we know how many will be joining and to assure the room is large enough. If planning to attend virtually via Teams, the link will be provided in the registration confirmation email.

Planned Agenda

  • 45 minutes overview of the topic of the month
  • 15 minute break & open discussion
  • 30 minute breakout sessions
    • IT focused deep dive
    • Business transformation focused roundtable

Topics for February


State of Texas Adoption and Architecture Reference Template (STAART) for Teams

What is STAART for Teams? STAART for Teams is a reference architecture, governance framework, and implementation recommendations to simplify the process of adopting Microsoft Teams, training your end users, and providing post implementation support. This comprehensive reference template organizes and simplifies all of the Microsoft Teams resources included with your Office 365 subscription and your Unified Support contract while providing best practice implementation guidance for your agencies IT department or delivery by a DIR approved Certified Microsoft Partner. 


Microsoft Austin Office: 10900 Stonelake Blvd, Building II, Suite 225, Austin, TX  78759. 

Contact Point

Michael Kennedy 

Customer Success Manager | Texas

US State and Local Government 

m: 512-917-9707

Date & Location

Date & Time

Thursday Feb 13, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm CST


Microsoft Austin Office
10900 Stonelake Blvd, Bldg II, Ste 225, Austin, TX 78759

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