Migrating to Teams – Is Your Network Ready?

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The journey to digital workplace transformation requires physical workplace transformation as well.  How so? Join Vishal Brown, SVP, Enterprise Product Management of Yorktel to discuss the topic: “Migrating to Microsoft Teams: Is your network ready?” As teams grow, there is an increase in demand placed on the enterprise’s infrastructure.

This webinar, scheduled for April 3rd, 2019 at 11 am EST/3 pm GMT, will explore how Wired and Wireless Network Assessments, particularly for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams, can enable a smooth transition to wireless work styles and guide you along the path to Digital Workplace Transformation.  You will learn:

  • The role Network Assessments play in Digital Workplace Transformation and the future of work
  • How heat-mapping can uncover previously unidentified network weaknesses
  • How to ensure network design flexes to accommodate a larger user base without becoming oversubscribed
  • The importance of reliable wired coverage, especially with Microsoft Teams’ emergence as a key collaboration component in today’s workplace
  • How the relationship between the cloud and the data center impacts smart network design

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If you’re interested in “Migrating to Microsoft Teams: Is your network ready?”, check out our recorded webinar “Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams: Navigate the Roadmap.” To get the recorded version of this webinar, CLICK HERE.

Additionally, checkout our FREE whitepaper on this subject entitled: “Moving from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams?” by CLICKING HERE.

As you’ve probably heard, Microsoft is phasing out Skype for Business and introducing Microsoft Teams, a central hub for teamwork bringing together chat, meetings, calling, collaboration, app integration, and file sharing.

As a result, today’s Skype for Business users face a challenge which will impact communications and collaboration from desktop to conference room tabletop.

If you currently use Skype for Business or were considering adopting it, you’ll want to create a strategy that will address ALL potential pitfalls of this transition, so your end-users aren’t left hanging and your business doesn’t suffer the consequences.

One of our suggested key strategies for success in this endeavor is:

Determine how your location on the roadmap will impact your existing network architecture, and what are the next steps?New call-to-action

You may be asking – what roadmap? How can I get ahold of that?

In anticipation of the transition that millions of Microsoft customers will be making from Skype for Business to Teams, Microsoft has already published a Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams Capabilities Roadmap outlining the highlights of Teams’ capabilities, the overall process and links to additional resources. Microsoft also offers a Microsoft 365 FastTrack Productivity Library offering insights on how to initiate your Skype to Teams transition quickly.

The Roadmap is a living document, constantly updated as more information becomes available and can assist with determining critical factors such as:

  • Will Teams capabilities meet your business needs?
  • When should you initiate the transition?
  • How can you get support if you encounter difficulties?

One critical factor to be keep in mind is that Teams is 100% in Office 365, meaning it is 100% online. There are no servers required, no real estate to dedicate on premises – it is purely in the cloud.

This lack of a footprint is one of the tremendous advantages of Teams – its structure reflects the nature of its users. Teams can be described as simply a group of people that are working on a project, and the channels within that team are breakouts or sub-projects that a particular team is working on. Then there are individual members within those channels and individual workstreams.  All of that is built into Teams and easy to organize, add people, create new teams and new channels. This is where your meetings and files live, running natively in Office 365.

Working with a Microsoft Partner who is familiar with the nuts and bolts of successfully making this transition can greatly reduce any potential pitfalls you may encounter along the Roadmap.

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