Welcome back to a blog series around kickstarting your enterprise’s Microsoft Teams deployment. In part 1, we talked through Teams client deployment. This time around, we’ll spend our time together discussing options for easing the transition from Skype for Business to Teams.
Microsoft Teams includes several coexistence modes which are designed expressly for enterprise customers. Each Office 365 tenant starts in a coexistence mode called ‘Islands’. This mode keeps Skype for Business and Teams worlds on separate ‘islands’ which cannot communicate with each other. For organizations to facilitate a transition where Teams capabilities are introduced seamlessly, the other coexistence modes will help. Here’s a quick primer on the coexistence modes:
In my practical experience, there are a few common approaches to addressing the Skype for Business to Teams transition:
I hope this detail RE: the Skype for Business to Teams transition options for enterprises is valuable. Next week we’ll focus a bit on strategic position of Teams within Microsoft 365 – the ‘why’ behind deployment. Have a great week!
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