Out Loud: Deadline Date for Skype to Teams Move?
In this month's episode Patrick and Tom review all the news, and confirm if there is a deadline for moving to Teams
Expert guest and Microsoft MVP Tom Arbuthnot, from Modality Systems, joins Patrick to review all of the latest Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams news.
Firstly Tom and Patrick tackle a big issue that Tom is being asked about a lot, is there a deadline date to migrate to Microsoft Teams? There is no deadline set for migration from either Skype for Business Online or the server edition, but Tom explains that users should be considering their migration strategies now in advance of any concrete announcements.
Microsoft have been making various moves which further enhance the priority of the Teams platform. Tom explains that more existing customers are being automatically upgraded from Skype to Teams, unless they opt out, and that Teams will now be included by default for new Office Pro Plus customers.
Last month Patrick attended Integrated Systems Europe 2019, which is the world’s largest AV event, so the pod review all of the latest news from the show relating to Teams. Many of the providers that were present, including Crestron and Logitech, have invested a huge amount in developing hardware specifically designed to enhance the Teams meeting and collaboration experience.
Tom also updates Patrick about the latest Oracle Session Border Controller that has now been certified for Teams. As well as a new SBC option Safari browser users on Apple devices will now be able to utilise Teams in a browser after Microsoft announced that support is imminent for that platform.
Finally Patrick and Tom discuss the new industry specific Microsoft Team’s templates that are now available for the Education, Retail and Healthcare markets.
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Presenter and Tech Journalist Patrick Watson with expert guest Tom Arbuthnot.