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Microsoft Teams Community for Texas Public Sector (March 2020)


Microsoft plans to host a monthly 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 Teams Community for Texas Public Sector

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 3:00-4:30 | Austin, TX


Microsoft plans to host a monthly Teams Community/User Group to aid public sector entities in their adoption and efficient use of Teams. The majority of attendees will participate remotely from their desks, but a limited number of seats are available onsite.


Register to attend in person or virtually


Planned Agenda

  • 45 minutes overview of the topic of the month
  • 15 minute break & open discussion
  • 30 minute panel with Q&A
  • 20 minute discussion on rapidly deploying Teams for remote work

Topics for March


Lessons from early adopters of Microsoft Teams

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) was an early adopter of Microsoft Teams starting in 2018 and now enjoys 90% active use of Teams across all departments. TRS business leadership and enterprise IT leadership wanted to provide a modern work experience to their employees aligned to their multi-year Digital Workplace Strategy and their "Work from Anywhere" initiative. 

Microsoft Teams and the broader Office 365 platform served as the foundation of their program. Come learn about how they used Organizational Change Management (OCM), multi-channel communication and end-user training best practices to drive employee excitement and reduce resistance to a new way to work. 

Rapidly deploying Teams for remote work scenarios

Microsoft will provide updated guidance on how to rapidly deploy a minimal configuration of Microsoft Teams to enable large scale remote work scenarios. All agencies are already licensed for Microsoft Teams so the guidance is based on using the software agencies already have access to in their Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions.


Most registrants will purchase virtually from their desk. Connection link will be included in auto-confirmation email and/or emailed directly to registrants.

A limited amount of seating is available (pre-registration required) at the Microsoft Austin Office.

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

Contact Point

Michael KennedyCustomer Success Manager | Texas

US State and Local Government | m: 512-917-9707

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Date & Location

Date & Time

Thursday Mar 12, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm CDT


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