Empower your small business with remote work
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As businesses adapt to the increased need to have people work remotely and connect with their customers virtually, this site will stay updated with the latest how-to information, tips, resources, and guidance on remote work for businesses using Microsoft 365.
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Transitioning to a remote workforce
In light of the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) outbreak, many business owners are finding themselves with a completely remote work staff. Here's what you can do to make a transition to remote work safe, secure, and productive.
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Connect with employees and customers
You can still connect with employees, customers, clients, and partners, even if you can’t meet face to face. Use Microsoft Teams to continue doing business and connecting with your customers.
Meet up in Teams
Host audio, video, and web meetings with employees, customers, or partners through Microsoft Teams.
Store and share files
Put your business documents in the cloud and share them securely, both internally and externally.
Manage and secure your business to run remotely
Just a few steps can help you keep your business secure, even with remote employees and guest users.
Secure your users
Use multi-factor authentication to protect your data and devices.
Secure your devices
Remotely manage PCs and phones and ensure that they are protected and up-to-date. Requires Microsoft 365 Business.
More for admins and partners
Technical documentation hub for Microsoft 365 Business, with new secure remote work guidance.
Note: Most of the tasks in this article and video can be accomplished with a subscription to Microsoft 365 Business Basic (formerly Office 365 Business Essentials), but some require a premium subscription.