Continuing Education/Training

Office 365 Productivity: Resources for End-Users (Webinar)


Part of DIR's productivity series, each topic encourages users to learn more about those tools most agencies already own. 

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DIR Productivity Series - Making the Most of Existing Tools

Office 365 Productivity: Resources for End-Users

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 via virtual meeting10:00 - 11:00 am CST via webinar


Review the resources available to help create an Office 365 Adoption Plan, i.e. how to get end-users to use Office 365 services.  


At DIR and Microsoft, we want you to make the most of your investment in Office 365. Planning for end user adoption is key to achieving your full potential with Office 365. This session will help guide you through the steps of identifying and executing a successful plan for your adoption of Office 365, ensuring your organization embraces a new way of working. We will discuss creating an adoption plan and several end-user education resources available from Microsoft to help people educate themselves on using the Office 365 tools.


  • Deployment Plan vs Adoption Plan

  • Adoption Plan - Change Management Approach

    • Success Factors

    • Stakeholders

    • Scenarios

    • Awareness

    • Training

  • Review end-user education resources available from Microsoft for Office 365


Public sector staff involved in rolling out new technology and facilitating end-user adoption. This may include:

  • Folks in training or communication channels
  • Anyone responsible for creating training plans on IT projects
  • Project managers and Change Managers
  • IT staff assisting with end-user needs


          • No cost to attend; open to any public sector staff
          • Presented by Microsoft as an effort to help agencies maximize tools most already own.
          • Sponsored by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) as part of the Technology Today Series (TTS).
          • DIR will award 1 hour continuing education credit.
          • Registration link:


          Materials from the presenter are listed below. These are from a 3rd party and do not belong to DIR. Please note that DIR cannot guarantee the accessibility of external content. Also see disclaimer below this section.  

          Office 365 Productivity: Resources for End-Users (Recording)

          PowerPoint Deck (PPTX 22 MB)
          PDF copy of PowerPoint deck (PDF 4.3 MB)

          Adoption Planning Resources 


          End-user Training Resources 

          Office Help & Training - 

          Training Center  

          Office Training Center Bill of Materials  

          Example Video:OneDrive video training  


          Online Documents -  

          Example: Teams training  


          Productivity Library - 


          Resource Hub - 


          (future) Custom Learning for Office 365 (aka Microsoft Training Services



          Other Resources 

          Coffee in the Cloud -  

          LinkedIn Learning (aka -  - filter/search for O365/Win10 specific courses

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          Date & Location

          Date & Time

          Tuesday Feb 5, 2019
          10:00am - 11:00am CST



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