Posted: Tue 24th Mar 2020
As businesses adapt to the increased need to have people work remotely and connect with their customers virtually, this update provides links to key resources and guidance on remote work for businesses. We hope you find it useful.
"In light of the current crisis, Microsoft is focused on supporting our customers, partners and suppliers across the UK. Our tools and services are focused on supporting resilient operations and are created with accessibility at their heart. So, whether it's empowering your employees to work productively and remotely or enabling organisations of all sizes in utilising technology to drive business outcomes, our mission to empower everyone has never felt more relevant." - Cindy Rose, Microsoft UK CEO
All Microsoft Store locations are currently closed until further notice, but you can still access our virtual workshops, trainings and products on microsoft.com, or contact us for help. Register for our latest workshops and training sessions HERE
Connect to our Business Adviser Thanos Dimopoulos on the Enterprise Nation platform to ask any questions you have about Microsoft solutions or general remote working advice.
Remote working blogs
As COVID-19 has compelled millions of us to stay home, we're learning so much about connecting and collaborating remotely. Read 3 of our most recent blogs on these lessons.
Our team has created a Covid-19 Resource Centre specifically for our Small and Medium sized businesses. It provides practical guidance for keeping your business up and running and getting the most out of your Microsoft technology. Whether you are a small business running without the support of IT staff or a medium sized business with IT staff this resource centre is packed full of relevant resources to help you succeed in the current situation. Read more here
Our productivity cloud that brings together best-in-class Office apps, intelligent cloud services and advanced security for small and medium businesses. See how it has already helped small businesses around the world HERE.
Right now, new eligible customers can get the first six months free of Microsoft 365 Business Basics to help them start working remotely right away with Microsoft Teams and many other tools. CLICK HERE to find out more.
Ready to roll out Teams to your users? Learn how to do it successfully with our Customer Success Kit.
Just want to try out Microsoft Teams for free to get unlimited chat, video calling, file sharing, storage, and more—for as long as you want? CLICK HERE
Handling IT for a small/medium business is a big job when you are juggling so many other responsibilities, especially in the current scenario of remote working. We have put together a few quick notes about how you can improve security and productivity with Microsoft 365 Business Premium - the comprehensive solution for your IT needs. CLICK HERE
Microsoft Teams is the hub for teamwork in Office 365. You can enable your team to work remotely with free unlimited chat, video calling, file sharing, storage, and more. If your organization is licensed for Office 365, you already have it. If you don't we are making Microsoft Teams available for everyone.
Learn how to get your organisation set up in Teams:
Make sure everyone has access to Teams with our Freemium version of Teams.
If you already have a subscription, make sure that Teams is turned on for everyone.
Understand how to get your organization started with Meetings in Teams, including capabilities, requirements, and planning considerations for Teams.
Ready to roll out Teams to your users? You can find these great email templates in the Customer Success Kit:
Use the announcement email to tell users that Teams is available for them.
Use the "Your First Day in Teams" email to help users become productive quickly.
Use the tips and tricks email to help your users get the most out of Teams.
Share these assets and videos with your users to help them get started quickly
Watch the Welcome Video to get an overview of Teams.
Use the Quick Start Guide to learn the Teams basics.
Watch the short Quick Start Videos for a walkthrough of Teams.
Watch the Meetings Videos to learn how to use meetings in Teams.