Thinking about next year? Don’t forget to plan your transition to Teams from Skype for Business

It’s not an overstatement to say most of us are ready to say goodbye to 2020 and give a warm welcome to 2021.

This year, and holiday season, has revealed the importance of making a personal contingency plan. Fears about coronavirus meant we have all had to create a ‘plan-b’ for how we celebrate and get together— if we’re able to at all.

We should take what we’ve learned in our personal lives and apply it to our professional ones. Business leaders should prepare a contingency plan for what collaboration and communication will look like among their workforce in 2021, whether in a remote or hybrid work environment.   

For organizations who are still using Skype for Business, this means mapping the transition to Microsoft Teams now, before the July 31, 2021 retirement date.

Why should your company switch to Teams?

Teams' industry-leading capabilities over Skype for Business have positively impacted user productivity and organizational cohesiveness, even while employees work from home.

As we look toward the possibility of continued remote work or hybrid work, these and other Team’s features will continue to empower workforces and organizations:

  • Integration with other Office 365 apps.
  • Extensive chat capabilities including file sharing.
  • Online meeting options such as Team meetings, Live Events, live streaming, and conference calls for mobile, desktop, and Skype Room Systems.
  • Enterprise-grade security and compliance.

How do I plan for the transition to Teams?

As one of Mircosoft’s partners, Vitalyst has been recognized for our customer impact and industry-leading solutions, specifically for the adoption of Teams. Our Adaptive Learning Platform and LearnNow App offer a comprehensive and powerful portfolio of end-user and IT training services across all three phases of the product adoption lifecycle: change enablement, onboarding and activation, and continuous learning.  Whether your business is just getting started with its migration to Teams or wants to increase usage of existing Teams features, Vitalyst equips your user community with the knowledge and skills necessary to leverage the full power of your workplace productivity tools. To learn more about our partnership with Microsoft, read why we won their 2020 US Modern Workplace Award for Teamwork in this press release.  

No matter what is to come next year, we here at Vitalyst look forward to supporting you and your employees as they build the skills for modern work.

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