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Returning to the Office with Microsoft Teams

Returning to the Office with Microsoft Teams

On November the 11th Videocall, Microsoft and Crestron co-hosted a webinar, designed to help service owners and IT professionals plan their return to the office with Microsoft Teams.

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The Teams & Zoom Coexistence Conundrum (And How to Solve It)

The Teams & Zoom Coexistence Conundrum (And How to Solve It)

A lot of companies have recently adopted Zoom as a quick and easy collaboration platform to support remote workers and hybrid working. But a significant proportion of these are Office 365 users, and either use on-premise meeting spaces designed for Microsoft Teams (MTRs), or are planning to migrate to Teams when the pandemic restrictions subside and it’s safe to return to the office.

Zoom and Teams each boast different features and strengths as well as some drawbacks, but they share a common issue for users, namely a lack of interoperability with standards-based endpoints without adding additional services such as CVI and Room Connector.

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How to Tackle a Post-Lockdown Move to Microsoft Teams

How to Tackle a Post-Lockdown Move to Microsoft Teams

Back in March, many organisations planned to adopt Microsoft Teams as their primary video communication platform found themselves either ‘stuck’ with their existing platform, were unable to update their meeting spaces or were forced to rapidly deploy a ‘make-do’ solution such as Zoom to support remote workers.
Now the government is calling for a return to the workplace and many organisations are considering how to move forward with their Teams migration.

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Returning to the office post-lock down, with MS Teams & CVI

Returning to the office post-lock down, with MS Teams & CVI

We should be thinking about returning to the office because there are a lot of question marks over how that will play out and what the new working norm will be.

When the time comes, it will be crucial for business to adapt quickly and smoothly to returning to the office and strategies ready to tackle some of the challenges of working in the post-COVID19 world.

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Migrating from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

Migrating from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

Migrating from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams is surely a criterion for success currently sitting within many enterprise IT, collaboration and other departments that look after meetings. With both being a collaboration service from Microsoft, surely the migration should be a piece of cake, a switch off on Friday afternoon from Skype for Business and turn on of Teams first thing Monday morning?

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Microsoft vs Cisco – Productivity vs Collaboration – A Converging Battle

Microsoft vs Cisco – Productivity vs Collaboration – A Converging Battle

A simple question that many IT Directors, Managers and Collaboration Service Owners are being asked over and over right now. Are you a Microsoft house or a Cisco house?

In the current landscape of video conferencing and collaboration these two behemoths are going head to head, but from opposite sides of the playing field. Microsoft Teams vs Cisco Webex Teams, the battle for the rapidly increasing collaboration space.

Of course, there are other players on the field of play, namely Slack the inventor of this current style of collaboration service along with Google (G-Suite), Facebook (Workplace) and many others. T

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