Skype for Business to Teams migration is now more essential than ever due to the fact that Skype for Business is no more available. Microsoft had announced the dates fairly early before they planned to make the move. If you haven’t been into the migration process yet, it’s high time you should bring the change into your company for a persistent cloud telephony experience with Teams
How to Ensure the Best Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams Migration?
Skype for Business into Teams migration is not a one step process. It requires planning and creating backups before you kick start the migration process. It is important to go through a couple of activities like enlist the project stakeholders within your organization and from the outer world, define the scope of your project, understand the concept of coexisting in both Skype for business and Teams. Once these activities are defined, Next step is to choose which upgrade journey you will opt for and prepare the environment for it.
It is always essential to train the employees or at least inform them beforehand related to the expected change in the cloud business telephony system. A short training session before the deployment of the actual system is beneficial too. So, you need to prepare your organization for the change.
How to upgrade users in Skype for Business to Teams migration?
There are two modes of upgrade: upgrade all users to Teams at once, upgrade users in stages.
Upgrade all users to Teams at once
As mentioned above, the employees need to be notified. In the Teams admin center, Org-wide settings > Teams upgrade, you can find the Coexistence mode. Change the mode to Notify Skype for Business users that an upgrade to Teams is available by switching it to On. In the same mode, you can set the coexistence mode to Teams Only from the drop down list.
Upgrade users in stages
In this method, all users are not upgraded to Teams only mode all at once. Rather, they have to be upgraded in waves. So, initially, it is important to inform the first wave employees that they’ll be affected and Set the mode on Teams Only for them, secondly, you need to define the users that will be affected in second wave employees and so on.
A user once having Skype for Business Online mode upgraded to Teams can still continue to use the options for calling to landlines.
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