It’s one of the last weeks of the summer in the UK and Jason and I got together to discuss the latest big Microsoft Teams news – Teams is now a complete meeting and calling solution.
But what does that mean? Is it time to dump the legacy IP-PBX and switch to Teams (probably!). Can you move from your Lync or Skype for Business Server infrastructure to Teams today?
And – most relevant, can you move from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams and maintain feature parity? After all, Microsoft “have completed their roadmap for bringing Skype for Business Online features and functionality into Teams, and Teams is ready to meet your messaging, meeting and calling needs”.
In today’s episode we go beneath the announcements and discuss what this announcement means for you if you are looking to make the move to Teams, focusing on key areas including:
- Messaging – including Federation. Mark Vale’s post discussed on the podcast is here.
- New Teams features that never existed in Skype for Business Online
- Device support
- Features still on the roadmap
And finally we discuss what to consider, and where to get started (here is a great start) as you transition from Skype for Business Online across to Teams.
It’s not just about Teams Roadmaps today either. If you haven’t signed up for Evolve Conference, next Monday 10th September, get your free ticket here. You can read more about Evolve in my previous blog post.
Not only that – the All About 365 podcast is coming to Ignite. We’ve three live podcast sessions scheduled – POD2014, POD2019 and POD2020. And that’s not all. Both Jay and I have sessions you can attend to learn more about Yammer, Teams, PowerShell, Exchange and Office 365 mergers. Jason’s speaker profile is here, and you’ll find my speaker profile here with both our respective sessions listed. Hope to see you at Ignite!
You’ll find Episode 15 above, and at our our podcast site, on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher and you can subscribe with your favourite podcast app using the feed. If you’ve got any suggestions for what you’d like to hear on the next shows, let us know. You’ll find us on Twitter as @SteveGoodman & @jaywynn