1. Optimize your current Skype for Business environment for Teams
Start looking into your current Skype for Business environment and its optimization to be sure you will be ready for Teams from a technical as well as an organizational perspective.
2. Pilot Teams alongside Skype for Business
Designed to confirm organizational readiness, a pilot is a realistic validation of the resources and procedures needed on a larger scale prior to your organization-wide rollout. To achieve the most realistic results, the pilot program should imitate how users communicate and collaborate today, verifying the ideal deployment scenario with Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. Whether your organization is considering running Skype for Business and Teams side-by-side or transitioning to Teams at a future point in time, a pilot can help identify the right path for your organization.
3. Enable Teams side-by-side with Skype for Business
For organizations with existing deployments of Skype for Business Online, the recent introduction of Microsoft Teams presents an opportunity to evaluate the potential of Teams as a sole communications and collaboration solution. If Teams can meet your business requirements today, you can start adopting Teams to become your single communications and collaboration solution for your organization.
Teams is enabled by default, on all eligible tenants. Therefore, you need to decide on how to manage Teams side-by-side with Skype for Business, and continue to meet user expectations.
4. Drive value through user adoption
Change takes time, but you can start to realize value and benefit today. While you continue to use Skype for Business, we encourage you to progress along your organization’s journey to Teams, unlocking the value of intelligent communications with Office 365 and helping facilitate a successful move to Teams in the future.
- Promote adoption of Microsoft Teams alongside Skype for Business
- Get your organization ready for your future move to Teams