Remote Work Roundup: Tips, Webinars and Articles for Improved Collaboration

If recent events have made one thing apparent, it’s that AEC firms must be prepared for anything. The sudden need to migrate all employees to cloud-based collaboration suites has raised a variety of requirements to ensure business continues as close to normal as possible. For example, additional seats of software likely need to be purchased or trialed. Installing and troubleshooting licenses is now a regular occurrence. Those interested in planning for the long term have even started researching comprehensive cloud storage and environment solutions.

To simplify these processes and ensure you have what you need, we’ve gathered a diverse set of resources below.

Free and Extended Access to Cloud Collaboration Solutions

To better support clients facing the new reality of working remotely, we’ve outlined options from Microdesk, Autodesk, Bluebeam and Panzura for extended and free access to Cloud collaboration products. Our goal is to help clients get up and running as quickly and easily as possible. For additional support, please contact our global technical support team here.

The Complete Guide to Choosing a VDI-Cloud Solution

Several industries are undergoing a digital transformation that overhauls the traditional look and feel of IT infrastructure, and more simply, how people want and need to work together. For AEC firms, this is sometimes in response to geographical growth, an increase in mergers and acquisitions or the megatrend toward increased remote work and mobile users. Here is a quick step-by-step process for choosing the right Cloud-VDI solutions partner.

Remote Work Basics Webinar

Working remotely in an attempt to keep business and production moving along as normal? Microdesk has many remote workers across the country and has been utilizing remote practices efficiently over the past decade. We want to share our success and struggles with everyone as we all prepare for a remote environment.

Remote Control: The New Normal

Strategic BIM Consultant Manager, Chris Fercho, remarks on the changes occurring in the AEC industry due to COVID-19. He writes: “As we move forward in the industry, we hope this will make us take a step back and look at how our projects are being constructed with the standard practices in place, and maybe force us to look into the future for how we can improve the construction industry as a whole.”

Tech Tip: Problems While Working with Autodesk Software in a Remote Desktop Session

In this Tech Tip, we share common errors that occur while working from home with Autodesk software, such as crosshair lag, the product screen not loading, slow update speed, and AutoCAD errors. For more information on managing Autodesk software in a remote setting, call Microdesk at 800.336.3375 or fill out a contact form here.

How to Use an Autodesk License While Away from the Office

Learn how to use Autodesk Named User Licenses (formerly known as Standalone), Network/Multi-User Licenses, and Home Use Licenses while away from the office, and access additional Autodesk resources. For more information, visit Autodesk’s pages for Autodesk subscription home use or how to request a home use license. Read more about best practices for using Autodesk software when working remotely with this article.

Panzura Offers Business Continuity To Organizations To Prepare For The IT’s New Normal

“If the recent COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it is that IT has had to step up and deliver on the promise of being adaptable, flexible, and instantaneous in a secure environment. As the demand for systems to support remote working accelerates, so are fundamental changes in IT, storage, and business continuity.” Posted on the Panzura Blog. 

Why Cloud Desktop Multi-Region Resiliency is Important for Enterprises

“You have some measure of control over many problems that could arise, but a particularly challenging risk is if an entire public cloud region goes down. While unusual, it can happen (and it has), resulting in business disruption. Large organizations moving desktop workloads to the public cloud need to plan for this eventuality.” Posted on the Workspot Blog.

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