Are partners ready for the transition from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams?

I’ve written a few times about how Microsoft Teams is changing things. It’s changing how customers think, how they work as a team, and how they interact with their applications.

But can Microsoft partners keep pace? An inside joke amongst some partners is that they only need to stay a page ahead of the customer – which is getting harder these days with so much information readily available.

Many partners have struggled enough making Office 365 work for them, and in many cases that’s still tied to traditional project servers around migration and implementation. While Microsoft Teams needs an element of those – the biggest thing it needs is a new way of selling and delivering by partners.

In my latest piece for CRN Australia I talk about what I think this change really means for Microsoft partners: https://www.crn.com.au/feature/what-microsofts-skype-for-business-teams-shakeup-means-for-partners-474170

Webcast with Hyperfish about Adoption vs. Change Management

I had a chat on Facebook Live with Jeremy Thake of Hyperfish about Adoption vs. Change Management and what this means in the world of Office 365. We talked about strategies organisations need to think about, the importance of every human being in the organisation and where to look at strategic wins vs. tactical wins. There’s a bit of discussion about Yammer and Teams, Groups and Teams, SharePoint and Teams, and Teams. 🙂

We also talk about hero stories that use several Office 365 technologies together, and how these can be used to drive adoption of those products – but by focusing on the end user, not the technology.

Watch the video below:

 

Or you can listen to the podcast version on the Hyperfish Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/hyperfishpodcast