To help with the transition to hybrid and distance learning, Microsoft has put together a variety of training videos and virtual events aimed at getting the most out of your M365 deployments.

Live workshops for OETC members:

OETC is teaming up with Microsoft for three IT admin webinars at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in June. Each focuses on a different aspect of getting the most from M365.

New IT administrator onboarding for M365 Admin Portal

10-11 a.m. PT Tuesday, June 15

M365 Admin portal is the primary portal for administering your M365 and O365 products and services, this session will provide an overview and live tour of navigating the M365 admin portal. Free training for IT Administrators. Please bring your questions for this interaction training session. Presenter: Eric Orman, Technical Specialist on Microsoft’s US Education Team.

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Microsoft Intune for IT admins

10-11 a.m. PT Tuesday, June 22

Overview of how to manage devices in a COVID world using Endpoint Manager (Intune/Configuration Manager) when they are disconnected from campus.

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Getting started with Azure Active Directory for IT admins

10-11 a.m. PT Tuesday, June 29

During this 60-minute session from Account Technology Strategist Ryan Burns, you will learn how to use Azure Active Directory to manage your employees sign in and access to resources. This session will provide an overview and live tour of navigating Azure Active Directory basics; please bring your questions.

General orientation and overview of:

  • Roles and management
  • Settings control
  • Setting up access
  • Q&A time
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Learn how to deploy Microsoft 365 Education with a series of free technical webinars for school IT specialists.

Topics include:

  • Deploy Microsoft 365 Education in your School
  • Manage Microsoft Teams for Hybrid Learning
  • Setup and Manage Windows 10 Devices
  • Protect Student Data and Stay Compliant
  • Ask the Microsoft Education Expert about Onboarding
Chat with Microsoft technical experts and request 1-on-1 assistance with your own school’s classroom technology rollout.

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Security-focused office hours

The Security STU has created new office hours focused on security, including Microsoft 365 Defender, Azure Defender, service updates and the Microsoft 365 Roadmap. including. The live, podcast-style Teams Meeting is held every other Wednesday at noon PT.

Each session features a 20-30 minute presentation, then a Q&A/open mic time to ask questions or discuss security-related topics. The subject of the upcoming talk will be posted in the Teams channel the week before.

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M365 Admin onboarding webinars

OETC hosted several hourlong learning webinar about navigating the M365 Administration Portal, which can be viewed below. These presentations include an overview and live tour of the interface, followed by a Q&A.

Audience: IT administrators who are new to the M365 Administration Portal

M365 Onboarding webinar: Using Microsoft Teams with G Suite and Chromebooks

Azure Active Directory
Technical Session

M365 –
Admin Portal Webinar

Teams 101 – management, governance and VoIP Technical Session

Weekly Learning Sessions and Office Hours:

MS Office Hours
A weekly interactive broadcast for Microsoft’s Education that covers cybersecurity in education, Office 365 Admin/Microsoft in Education deep dives and service updates. Each session begins with Q&A time.
1 p.m. PT each Thursday
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Recordings of Previous Calls

Azure Hour for Education
Each week will highlight an important Azure solution, customer story or partner technology.
11 a.m. PT each Friday
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On-demand virtual events:
Microsoft Teams for Education

This nationally-attended virtual event covers best practices using Microsoft Teams as the digital hub that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place. The event offers two separate tracks for educators and IT Professionals, hosted directly by the Microsoft Teams Product Group.

Who should attend: Educators, learning technologists and IT staff who support the integration, automation and administration of Teams.

Teaching & Learning Event – Day 1
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IT Pro Event – Day 1
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Teams Introduction for educators and Staff
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Teaching & Learning Event – Day 2
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IT Pro Event – Day 2
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Teams Edu Introduction for IT Pros
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