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In further support of the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) remote work arrangement, the Institute, through its Advocacy and Publications Divisions (APD), conducted a technical learning session for its employees on “Office 365 for Remote Work Arrangement” via Microsoft Teams video conference session held last June 01.

ILS Information Systems Analyst III Renz J. Nucup familiarized and re-introduced the employees to all the Office 365 essentials, specifically in accessing online using one’s password the following Microsoft Productivity tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Calendar, One Drive, Notes, Forms, and Teams, among others. Employees were also taught how to synched a shared OneDrive folder locally to their computers. The sharing and collaborative file editing system has also been demonstrated by Mr. Nucup using MS Office Application through One Drive.

For the convenience of ILS employees who are using desktops in their homes to work, the desktop versions of the said applications have also been downloaded and configured for their desktops for a more familiar user interface.

Mr. Nucup reiterated the security features for the information being exchanged even online as network communications in Microsoft Teams are encrypted by default. ILS servers use Open Authorization (OAuth), Transport Layer Security (TLS), Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP), and other industry-standard encryption techniques, including 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption.