Webinar: “Suddenly Remote” in Wollongong


Microsoft Teams & Office 365 Training for “Suddenly Remote” Workers in the Wollongong Region

The below webinar is for those within the Wollongong community who are finding themselves “suddenly remote” – possibly for the very first time – due to COVID-19. This is a nationwide issue – the Leesman Index, which is an independent workplace effectiveness benchmarking tool,  reported that 47% of the workers they surveyed in Australia and New Zealand in 2019 had no working from home experience.

The “Suddenly Remote” situation is creating uncertainty and forcing Wollongong businesses and the community to respond quickly to a changing environment. However, understanding the features of a solution like Microsoft Teams can contribute to productivity under these conditions. And that is what our webinar is all about.

After our “Suddenly Remote” training session we had a live Q&A with our experts, James Dellow, Director of Chief Technology Solutions and Liza Tinker, Collaboration and Remote Work Consultant.

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Follow-up to the live Q&A – Useful Links

Teams calendar vs your Outlook calendar

“Your calendar in Teams is connected to your Exchange calendar. In other words, when you schedule a meeting in Outlook, it’ll show up in Teams, and vice versa.” – Read more here

Sharing Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) so others can view or edit them

You can share in a presentation. Read about it here.

You can share in a tab. Learn more here.

How secure is Teams?

“As a customer of Office 365, you own and control your data. Microsoft does not use your data for anything other than providing you with the service that you have subscribed to. As a service provider, we do not scan your email, documents, or teams for advertising or for purposes that are not service-related. Microsoft doesn’t have access to uploaded content.”

Teams doesn’t store data in one place, but uses different Office 365 services to securely manage content – e.g chat in the user’s Exchange mailbox (email) and files in SharePoint.

For a (fairly) plain English overview, click here

For more in-depth technical information about this, read the security compliance overview and article on location of data in teams.

Create a profile in Chrome, so you can log into multiple Teams hosted by different organisations – Read about it here.


Liza Tinker, Remote Work Specialist 

Liza Tinker is a collaboration and remote work specialist with nearly ten years of corporate experience working with SharePoint and Office 365. She has firsthand experience with managing remote teams (even across different time zones) and has been a remote worker herself for the past 5 years. In her work with the Microsoft suite of tools, Liza has been involved with providing training and advice on best practices to businesses including multinationals and government across Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.

James Dellow, Director, Chief Technology Solutions 

James Dellow is the founder and director of Chief Technology Solutions. From his base in Wollongong, he works with organisations to help their people connect, communicate and collaborate with each other using technology, including Office 365 and SharePoint. James was also a past president of the ICTI industry cluster and continues to be an active member of our local “Siligong Valley” community.

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