Back in July 2018, Microsoft released new functionality to Microsoft Teams that would migrate existing contacts and contact groups that you have configured in your Skype For Business client into Teams. Specifically, the release details were:
Bring your Skype for Business contacts to Teams When your organization moves from Skype for Business to Teams, your contacts will make the move with you. To see them, once you’re in Teams, click Chat on the left, then Contacts at the top.
During a recent migration from Skype for Business on-premises to Teams, though, I encountered a user who had multiple groups and contacts but none appeared in the Teams client. The fix was quick and painless.
If you have rolled out Teams, or any user facing technology platform, you will agree that one of the biggest challenges has nothing to do with making the technology work. Instead, that challenge is usually getting people to adopt and use the new system.
I get it, breaking habits is hard and using email as your go to communication tool is a habit that we’ve had for many years. So what’s a person to do when you receive an email but want to reply and have a quick conversation outside of email instead?
It doesn’t matter if I’m in a group text with friends or family, posting on Twitter, or collaborating in Teams…using GIFs is my lifeblood! (PS. I only use the type that have a soft g…JIF is for peanut butter…don’t try to change my mind, it won’t work 😉)
Sometimes, the perfect GIF is out there but just not surfacing in your Teams searches. What’s a GIF master to do??
One of the awesome collaboration options within Microsoft Teams is the persistent chats that can occur outside of a Team or Channel. These are good for having one off business conversations that don’t relate to a specific Team but also for building camaraderie and having a little fun around the virtual water cooler. As you are a part of more and more chats, it can soon become confusing as to the intent. How do you quickly find the exact chat you are looking for?
I’m pretty stoked to have been selected to present at the MVP Days online conference on January 30, 2019. My talk “The First 5 Things to Getting Started with Team: IT Admin Edition” will give you tips on things to consider as you are rolling out.
I found that there is a ton of guidance for getting started with the Microsoft Teams application itself, but not a lot from an administrator perspective. I’d love to hear your thoughts on what should be added after hearing the first five.
You still have time to register, but don’t wait…go ahead and knock it out now.