The end of life date of Skype for Business Online is just around the corner. With the deadline approaching fast, the future of Microsoft Teams in business communication and collaboration looks too bright. Though Skype was a pioneer in business video conferencing, Microsoft Teams, the latter has been the most favorite communication tool for businesses across all industries. Microsoft has been constantly upgrading Teams with great features to make it future-ready.
Once you decide to migrate to Microsoft Teams, the first to have a clear deployment plan and roadmap. Up-front understanding of the roadmap and vision is key to a successful migration.
Are you still using Skype for Business Online and not sure where to start to have a successful migration to Teams? Here's a quick guide for you:
Enterprises are often keen to deploy Teams in full-blown mode and get their employees using it just after the deployment. But if it is deployed as an application alone, rather than integrated as a new way of working and collaborating, it will be difficult for the end users to adopt it and exploit its full potential.
Whatever you plan to deploy UCaaS solutions with Microsoft Teams, replacing Skype as your UC client, or moving your integrated systems from Skype into Teams, the carrier you use might make mistakes. The issue could be a complicated number routing you might be unaware of or simply non-cooperation from your carrier.
Having strong knowledge of the compliance issues is the key. It might be enticing to deploy Teams directly and launch all features in island mode. However, if you deploy without planning the compliance, you could disrupt your users by taking away important features during the deployment phase.
The major challenge organizations face is integrating legacy technology and tools with Microsoft Teams without affecting other systems. If the internal team isn’t experienced enough, it'll be very difficult to effectively integrate modern solutions with the legacy systems.
Yes, the retirement date of Skype for Business Online is coming closer. But that doesn’t mean you have to switch to Microsoft Teams next week. Doing this can lead to unpleasant consequences including employee unacceptability and issues with integration with existing systems.
If you haven’t yet begun planning for migrating to Microsoft Teams for Skype for Business Online, it's high time you think about it. Pyramid Consulting has been helping businesses across the globe in ensuring a smooth transition from Skype to Teams. Our team of experts analyze factors such as how many users you have, the technical complexity of your set-up, end-user adaptability rate, and the core goals of your organization before making the move. Connect with our experts today!