Moving to Microsoft Teams

Learn what resources are available to upgrade your business to Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams replacing Skype for Business

Microsoft will discontinue support of Skype for Business beginning summer of 2021. If you are migrating from Skype to Microsoft Teams, we can help your business in making a successful transition.

For users desiring to migrate to the Teams platform, Microsoft has provided documentation to FAQ for making this transition, but navigating an upgrade can be complicated.

Because Teams has a clean and simple user interface, it can leave many IT teams thinking they can just roll it out, turn it on, and let staff find their way.

The lesson we have learned from working with frustrated clients is that staff will find their way- as they do, they can unknowingly create a snowball of IT infrastructure problems.

What to consider when moving to Microsoft Teams

How we can help your migration to Microsoft Teams

We will work with your team to create a smooth rollout path and sustainable process upfront.

We can provide planning, implementation, and training for a successful Teams migration, including guidance for

  • Creating public and private files
  • Sharing files internally and externally
  • Naming conventions
  • File structure and org design

Our Learning team will work with you to identify the right solutions for your staff to best experience the power of Microsoft Teams. We can help equip you in the following workstreams

  • Introduction to Teams
  • Guide to chats and conversations
  • File collaboration
  • Channel hierarchy
  • Storing files and sensitive data
  • Sharing permissions
  • Real-time file collaboration and editing

What you will get during your migration to Microsft Teams

Why Work with Kalles Group?

Resources

Avoid these common misconceptions while upgrading to Teams

Microsoft MVP Jasper Oosterveld said of Teams' users,

They see how easy it is to use and they think: “Oh, we can just roll it out. I can just turn it on, make sure everybody has the application, and then everything will sort itself out.” That’s not going to happen. What you’ll probably see if you do that? It’ll become a mess very quickly.

The lesson we’ve seen from working with clients is that you’ll create a smoother path for yourself by planning some aspects of governance upfront. Read this article for a rundown of common issues we’ve helped clients identify, and some practices for solving them.

Customer Story

Change management enables global customer to migrate Skype to Teams

Snapshot: Our global customer’s team needed to migrate all 2,400 users of Skype for Business onto Microsoft Teams. In the past, system updates resulted in a poor user experience. An efficient transition onto Microsoft Teams would enable the customer to successfully host their internal and external meetings and create a streamlined scheduling and communication process for the many assistants managing calendars.

Kalles Group designed a migration project plan to minimize the impact to the organization and keep every user informed. Throughout the project, the team provided tailored and targeted communications to each segment of the worldwide user audience. The agile nature of the plan enabled the team to pivot their approach in the midst of an unforeseen business obstacle to smoothly and successfully complete the transition from start to finish.