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Revision as of 16:46, 24 March 2020
What is GCcollaboration
In response to COVID-19, the Government of Canada is temporarily launching GCcollaboration, a suite of Microsoft 365 tools that are available:
- on the cloud
- from any personal device
- for unprotected/unclassified information and discussions
Why is GCcollaboration being launched now?
The Government of Canada is launching GCcollaboration to offer public servants a suite of tools to support their remote working arrangements due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
The purpose is to enable the use of video and audio conferencing in MS Teams for public servants and reduce the need of VPN access.
GCcollaboration also ensures that public servants have access to software that enables them to work together from home during this crisis.
Before you use GCcollaboration, note the following:
- It is temporarily available and will end pending the end of the COVID-19 pandemic
- Due to security measures, it is very important that you do NOT use the same password as you use for your work devices or applications
- It is NOT recommended that you download the Microsoft software on personal devices as it may nullify personal Microsoft licenses
What does it include? How can I learn these tools?
GCcollaboration currently includes the following Office 365 tools.
To learn how to use these tools, click on one of the following icons to find resources offered by Microsoft:
If you're interested in getting an account, please contact your departmental service desk for more information.
If you identify as one of the following audiences, click on the icon for more information about GCcollaboration.