Microsoft Teams: The Ultimate Collaboration Hub

Now, more so than ever, having a reliable communication tool to keep our employees connected and productive is critical to how we work.  As many may or may not know the Skype for Business platform will be retired on July 31st 2021, and so, for those who have relied on Skype — or for those who are looking to upgrade their current platform — choosing another business communication option will need to become a priority over the next several months.

Have you considered migrating to Teams? 

Teams is the ultimate hub for communication and collaboration in Microsoft 365 that integrates the talent, materials, and tools your team needs to be more engaged in a truly effective workforce collaboration.

Microsoft Teams Benefits 

Security

Microsoft offers regular reports so you can stay up to date on the latest data protection and security patches so you’re continually defending against cyber threats.

Chat

Keep in contact with a rich chat environment. Segment conversations based on project, work streams or keep it simple with a one-to-one chat experience.

Voice features

Leverage your existing phone system and integrate directly with Teams via Direct Routing. Or transition completely to Teams using the built-in phone system and port your existing phone numbers.

Embedded apps

Teams allows you to connect your favorite apps right into the Teams interface to allow easy transitions between applications. Microsoft offers thousands of connectors to top software vendors and CRM systems.

Consolidation

Teams extends the capabilities of Skype for Business, bringing together chat, meetings, calling, collaboration, app integration and file storage into a single, easy-to-use interface.

Here’s a basic overview of how we support the transition:

Phase 1

Our Excedo Teams migration experts start the process with a discovery of your current infrastructure. In this phase, we’ll help you develop a customized strategy for moving your organization from your existing platform into Teams.

Phase 2

Then, we can help ease the transition to a full Teams environment by setting up Skype to run in Coexistence Mode, allowing Teams and Skype to run side-by-side as you gradually move your entire workforce to Teams.

Here are a few questions you may want to consider as we move along the migration journey:

  • Which specific upgrade scenarios are applicable to your organization?
  • Have you identified your current deployment model, use case scenarios, and key considerations that’s best suited to your organization?
  • What is the best timeline for your organization’s upgrade journey based on messaging, meetings, and the specific call requirements for your business?
  • Will any additional work be required to complete the journey?

Phase 3

After the migration process is complete, our experts will work with your team to lead administrator and end-user training and support to drastically improve your remote working conditions in no time.

Ready to find out more? Contact us for a quote!

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