Continuing Education/Training

Microsoft Teams for IT Administrators (Half-Day Workshop)

Complimentary half-day workshop. Choose morning or afternoon session. (Content same in both.)


Microsoft Teams for IT Administrators

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | Austin, Texas8:30 am - 11:45 am OR  1:15 pm - 4:30 pm  (Two sessions/same content.)


A complimentary, hands-on workshop presented by Microsoft and Catapult Systems.Sponsored by DIR as part of the Technology Today Series (TTS).


Microsoft Teams has arrived to Office 365, bringing a chat-based workspace to your fingertips. Teams can pull together everything you need to collaborate - schedule and conduct meetings, share notes and files, have threaded conversations - all in one place.As a hub for teamwork, Microsoft Teams works seamlessly with Office 365. For your organization to get the most out of Teams, we prepared 2 technical sessions for IT Pros to help with administration and adoption of Microsoft Teams. The goal of the workshop is to get hands-on experience with configuring Microsoft Teams to meet your organizations policies and understand how to develop a deployment and governance strategy for the life-cycle of a Microsoft Team.

In this workshop you will get:

Admin session for IT Pros

  • Hands on environment to test Teams admin capabilities and how it affects other Office 365 apps
  • Governance guidance to support planning, delivering, and operating Microsoft Teams in your existing IT environment

User adoption session for IT Pros

  • Recommended approaches to deploy Teams, plan a pilot and an organization-wide roll out
  • Use case examples to support your discussions with different lines of business

Who should attend this session:

  • State and Local Government IT Professionals interested in modern collaboration software
  • State and Local Government Network Administrators supporting collaboration and communications workloads

To ensure you get the most out of this workshop, please:

  • Please plan to bring a laptop with you.
  • Have a trial Office 365 tenant, which can be obtained at

Note: always follow rules and policies of your IT department.

About Microsoft Teams:

  • Chat for today's teams: see content and chat history anytime in team chat or in private chat, join small group or team meetings.
  • A hub for teamwork: instant access to everything your team needs right in Office 365 with built-in access to SharePoint, OneNote, and Skype for Business.
  • Customizable for each team: tailor your workspace to quickly access key documents and tools, explore data and get updates from the apps your teams use every day.
  • Security teams can trust: enterprise security and compliance features you expect from Office 365, including eDiscovery and legal hold for channels, chats, and files.
  • Learn more about Microsoft Teams and start using it today.
  • Engage FastTrack to support deployment and adoption.

DIR will award continuing education credit.




Public-sector IT professionals and network administrators.


Microsoft Austin Office10900 Stone lake Blvd, Building B, Austin, TX 78759


Register for a seat in this workshop.

Seating is limited in this one-time opportunity. So please return to the enrollment form and cancel should your  plans change.


  • This free workshop is hosted by Microsoft and Catapult Systems.
  • The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) serves as an educational sponsor and will award continuing education credit.


Date & Location

Date & Time

Thursday Feb 28, 2019
8:00am - 5:00pm CST


Microsoft Austin Office
10900 Stone lake Blvd, Building B, Austin, TX 78759

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