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Connecting with Microsoft Teams: Hardware, Software & Analytics for Better Meetings

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Microsoft Teams is gaining high acceptance in enterprises across all sizes and vertical industries. But turning acceptance into effective implementation and productive user adoption may not always be straightforward. 

To help enterprise IT/communications professionals get the most out of their Microsoft Teams implementations, Enterprise Connect will present a series of information-filled programs to provide detailed advice and real-world strategies and tactics as enterprises roll out Microsoft Teams throughout 2021.

These summits will also help connect enterprise buyers with the Microsoft ecosystem partners that can help them make their Teams rollouts a success.

Sessions

Kevin Kieller, Co-Founder, enableUC

Keynote Address: Making Better Meetings

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM ET / 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PT

As Microsoft continues to add features and functions to Teams, enterprises can look to these enhancements as a source of continuing improvement to the employee experience, especially when it comes to meetings. How specifically could this work for your enterprise? In this session, the leading independent expert on all things Microsoft and Teams will walk you through the most important upgrades announced and planned for Teams, and will help you understand how each of these can translate into better meetings and improved employee satisfaction within your enterprise. He’ll also discuss best practices for meetings to avoid video fatigue and make employees more productive. You’ll come away with a detailed roadmap for the future of Teams over the next 6-12 months, and how you can use this roadmap to chart your own course to better meetings and employee engagement—both on the front end (end user features and best practices) and the back end (analytics aimed at IT administrators).

Takeaways:

  • The latest features of Microsoft Teams for end users and IT administrators
  • Best practices for Teams meetings, including headsets, cameras, and lighting
  • How to do more with third-party applications currently integrated with Teams
  • Proven approaches for Teams training, communication and change management
  • How to translate usage statistics into meaningful action items for IT administrators and end users
  • A quick recap of the newest Teams-certified devices for desks, meeting rooms and more

Get Your Best Work Done in Today’s New Normal with Wrike & Microsoft Teams

12:45 – 1:15 PM Eastern / 9:45 – 10:15 AM Pacific

Supercharge your productivity with powerful task management without leaving Teams.

Join Wrike’s Solution Architect, Geno Romanelli, as he shares how your organization can get real-time workload visibility and keep all action items, deliverables, and conversations in a centralized work management platform. Projects and tasks can be customized to suit your team’s exact needs, and the best part? You never have to leave the Microsoft Teams interface to use Wrike’s trusted task management features.

Migrating to Teams in the Broader Microsoft Environment

1:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern / 10:30 – 11:00 AM Pacific

Getting the most out of Teams doesn’t just mean using all the features and functions of the main application. Using Teams as part of your broader Microsoft environment, including Office 365 and other critical Microsoft systems, can further enhance the capabilities you deliver to your end users. So how do you plan and execute a migration to Teams that not only delivers the best possible voice, video, and messaging, but puts Teams on the path to being the core function that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has predicted it will be? In this session, two longtime Microsoft experts will share ideas about how to optimize your Teams deployment in the broader Microsoft context. Among the key questions they’ll address:

• We hear a lot of about Teams voice. Frankly, cell phones make great calls. What's driving businesses to adopt Teams as a complete platform?

• Customers rushed to roll out Teams during the pandemic to support work-from-home. What are you seeing now that enterprises are preparing for the return to the office?

• What gaps are customers facing when coming to Teams from legacy platforms?

• What are some of the biggest challenges when helping customers build a strategy for migration from legacy platforms onto Teams?

• What specific issues are we seeing related to Teams being deployed in regulated environments?

• Some customers voice concerns about stability in the cloud when it comes to Teams. How to you help them address these issues so they are comfortable moving forward with an all cloud solution?

• Once a customer has deployed the M365 core foundation and has Teams collaboration, conferencing, and voice enabled, how do they take it to the next level?

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