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Aaron Seals

Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams Parity – True or False?

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Are you currently using Skype for Business and skeptical about a move to Microsoft Teams? You aren’t alone. Ever since Teams was released, there has been a huge push for feature parity between the two technologies due to concern that Teams will lack the same capabilities.

It’s been just over a year since the Teams launch, and Microsoft claims to have reached a true parity with Skype for Business (SfB). In the Microsoft July Update, Microsoft stated that most features minus a few Enterprise Voice features are still pending on the roadmap. However, upon close inspection, several native features are now referred out to 3rd party solutions (e.g. Whiteboard).

According to reviews and our Interlink experts, there is not a true parity between the two – yet. Teams has recently added a few key elements from Skype Online, that had previously been missing:

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Matt Scherocman

How Do I Choose the Right Cloud Deployment Partner?

Start with these questions when deciding on the right Cloud Deployment Partner:

    • Do they have a documented assessment process?  Can they show you completed examples?
    • Can they use Microsoft funding to make the assessment process at no cost to you?
    • Are they a Microsoft managed partner?
    • How many deployments have they completed?  Are they reference able?
    • Can they connect you to Microsoft to discuss their experience?
    • Are they a Microsoft certified Cloud Deployment Partner and Cloud Accelerate Badged?
    • Do they know about Microsoft fast track funding, up to $20K to help customers deploy Office 365?
    • Can they describe the four different migration methods and their pros / cons?
    • Can they describe your single sign-on options?

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