The Essentials for Microsoft Teams Adoption
It’s not easy to gain a comprehensive understanding of how Teams fits into the Office 365 productivity stack. It can also be difficult to effectively manage the platform’s annual maintenance fees and software tweaks.
Successful adoption requires a plan for long-term cloud success. It also requires IT departments to be well-versed in Microsoft’s Security and Compliance Center features, with an emphasis on content protection, mobility and governance that is specific to higher education’s use of Teams.
You also need a roadmap for integration, not only in the classroom but also for the university’s front office. This calls for an adoption and communication plan that is specific to the unique needs of your institution.
To ultimately ensure successful deployment and adoption year after year, the right people and processes need to be in place. Many higher education institutions need a dedicated partner like CDW•G to help them effectively maximize this investment from start to finish.
With experience helping IT organizations navigate Microsoft’s wide selection of solutions, we are uniquely qualified to advise on IT solutions that simplify and also detect unnecessary spending at your institution.
Upgrading Skype for Business to Teams
While Microsoft offers upgrade planning workshops that highlight best practices and key migration considerations, you may need extra support from a managed service provider to effectively complete the upgrade.
At CDW•G, we can help with:
- Data loss prevention in Teams
- Technical environment discovery and assessment
- Hybrid coexistence (nonvoice) configurations
- The migration of nonvoice users from Skype to Teams
- The transition to Teams within a single pane of glass
- Technical services engagement
- An adoption management plan with curriculum directors and key leadership
Working with a partner, you’ll have peace of mind and know that you are fully utilizing your platforms for long-term success with cloud.
This article is part of EdTech: Focus on Higher Education’s UniversITy blog series.