In this episode of our Centric Biz and Tech Talks, we share our “Using Microsoft Teams to Enable Remote Work” webinar.
In this edition of our Centric Biz and Tech Talks podcast, Office 365 Teamwork Lead Michael McNett, Microsoft Certified Senior Solutions Architect Veenus Maximuik, and People and Change expert Phil Swettenham talk about how to deploy Microsoft Teams rapidly while driving employee adoption and maintaining company culture and engagement.
To meet the urgent need for remote work during the COVID-19 crisis, thousands of companies worldwide turned to Microsoft Teams. In fact, March 31, 2020, Microsoft set a new daily record for Teams meetings—2.7 billion minutes on alone, compared to 900 million minutes on March 16.
Our webinar, “Using Microsoft Teams to Enable Remote Work,” which we are now pleased to present as a podcast, was a record-setter, too. Over 200 attendees submitted more than 50 questions making the webinar was one of our most popular virtual events ever. The hosts extended the event 15 minutes past its scheduled end time so that they could keep answering questions, and they went on to field dozens more offline.
Clearly, people want to know more about Teams—but it’s not just a matter of getting the cloud-based, remote-work platform up and running. Even with tools like our own 3-Week Teams Rapid Startup Engagement and Microsoft Teams Support Services, challenges remain after startup:
- What can I do to make my implementation go more smoothly?
- How can deploy Teams when my organization wants to keep using Outlook and Skype—or GoToMeeting and Zoom?
- Is it possible to automate support, so my IT staff isn’t overwhelmed with questions?
The hosts fielded questions like these questions and many others throughout the 75-minute webinar. From basics to specific technical recommendations, there is truly something for everyone in our “Using Microsoft Teams to Enable Remote Work” podcast.
John Kackley is a senior manager and program manager at Centric Chicago.