Microsoft Teams: four steps to build a collaboration empire

    Microsoft Teams has been on your radar for a while now and your company is ready to go hands-on. Which elements should you take into consideration to successfully launch Microsoft Teams?

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    As most organizations are already familiar with the Office 365, you’ll likely have heard of Microsoft Teams by now. Technology adoption studies show Microsoft Teams is the chosen collaboration platform for more and more companies across the globe. The fact that nearly three-quarters (70 percent) of professionals globally work remotely at least one day a week easily justifies the increasing relevance of digital workplaces.

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    Introducing Microsoft Teams

    While it’s not a completely new tool, Teams is actually Microsoft's most recent addition to the Office 365 ecosystem. From smaller project teams to large departments, it’s the central hub for collaboration and communication in an enterprise context.

    Available as both desktop and web app, Microsoft Teams combines shared workspaces with files, team sites, planners and many other productivity apps, as well as extensive communication abilities, from one-on-one chat to group video calls. Recently, Microsoft has even announced that Teams has become the primary platform for intelligent communications in Office 365, and will replace Skype for Business Online by 2021.

    Microsoft Teams is the central hub for collaboration in the Microsoft ecosystemMicrosoft Teams is the central hub for collaboration in the Microsoft ecosystem

    Whether you’re just getting started with Microsoft Teams, already using Teams alongside Skype for Business, or ready to upgrade, we want to ensure you have everything you need to navigate a successful journey to Teams. Before you head straight into new collaboration territory, check our tips to plan and implement Microsoft Teams, ensuring user adoption enterprise-wide.

    1- Plan the implementation rollout

    Analyze the different requirements across your organization

    2- Create and apply a governance model

    Guide team creation and avoid a teams-mess

    3- Unlock user adoption

    Help users find their way in the new tool

    4- Monitor availability, functionality and user behavior

    Follow up on the environment and act the platform's evolutions

    Published on    Last updated on 14/11/2019

    #Digital Workplace, #Office 365, #Collaboration

    About the author

    Alexander Ernon is ECM Business Consultant at Amplexor. Alexander has over 13 years’ experience in business analysis, software consulting and project management, specializing in SharePoint and Office 365 collaborative platforms. He's a Prosci Certified Practitioner in Change Management and certified by Microsoft Microsoft 365 Teamwork administration and deployment.