Why Start Your Microsoft Teams Journey with a FastTrack Teams Assessment?
What is Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is a secure platform that allows users to communicate and collaborate in one place. You can chat, host video meetings, share documents and customize your workspace with integrated apps. And it’s all powered by Office 365.
Microsoft Teams is the latest evolution of Microsoft Skype for Business and is a competitor to services like Slack. It works across all devices, from Windows to MacOS, as well as mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Microsoft Teams provides the flexibility for easy teamwork, whether your team is 20 or 20,000.
What is Microsoft FastTrack?
With the support of Microsoft engineers and Microsoft FastTrack Ready Partners, such as Steeves and Associates, FastTrack makes the transition to cloud-based services easier. Specifically, it can help migrate data, ensure teams collaborate successfully, protect your business against cybersecurity threats and keep devices and applications up to date.
As an inaugural 100 Microsoft FastTrack Ready Partner, Steeves and Associates delivers additional support and resources, sponsored by Microsoft, to provide an even smoother customer journey to cloud services.
What is a Microsoft FastTrack Teams Assessment?
Microsoft FastTrack Teams Assessment is essentially a conversation to ascertain how you want to operate your business and remote workshops to provide case studies that demonstrate what is possible when using Microsoft Teams.
By using the Microsoft FastTrack Teams Assessment it enables customers to go through common work-related scenarios whilst experiencing this powerful productivity solution first-hand. For example, the workshops illustrate:
- being productive while travelling
- using social networking to get work done
- connecting in real time with coworkers and customers.
Once Steeves and Associates, or your Microsoft FastTrack Ready Partner, have an understanding of where you are and where you want your business to get to, it’s then possible to define actionable roadmaps that will deliver transformational business value.
Customers with subscriptions to Microsoft 365, Office 365, Azure or Dynamics 365 are eligible to use FastTrack services at no additional cost for the life of their subscription.
What are the benefits of a Microsoft Teams Assessment?
Microsoft FastTrack Teams Assessment illustrates business use cases and therefore focuses the minds of business decision-makers on investments – that ultimately can improve employee productivity and engagement. Effectively, Microsoft FastTrack Teams Assessment will help you define lasting value and align business and IT priorities.
Why Use a Microsoft FastTrack Partner for Moving to Microsoft Teams?
Using a Microsoft FastTrack Partner, like Steeves and Associates, when adopting Microsoft Teams means you’re more likely to have a successful deployment. Although FastTrack’s guidance includes access to a plethora of Microsoft engineering expertise, best practices, and a variety of tools – it doesn’t always cover all of your businesses onboarding and adoption requirements.
By working with Steeves and Associates, or another Microsoft FastTrack Ready Partner, you’ll have access to in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Teams and best-in-class solutions to fill in any gaps when optimizing your implementation.
What if I am Not Eligible for a Microsoft Teams Assessment?
If you do not have a subscription to Microsoft 365, Azure, or Dynamics 365 and do not think you are eligible for the Microsoft Teams Assessment, do not fear. As a Microsoft FastTrack Ready Partner, Steeves and Associates can provide the same assessment with equal expert knowledge and best practise advice for a minimal cost. Please get in contact today to find out how we can help you with your Microsoft Teams Assessment and any other implementation advice.
What Else Can I Receive Through the Microsoft FastTrack Program?
As well as access to best practices, self-serve tools and remote adoption workshops, by joining the Microsoft FastTrack Program, you also have access to a FastTrack specialist; they could be Microsoft employees or an approved partner.
Microsoft states that, “A FastTrack specialist:
- Helps you with Microsoft recommended set of onboarding processes and guidance,
- Coordinates specific deep dive technical workshops,
- Helps you understand key success adoption factors,
- Conducts technical workshops & provide specific guidance and
- Serves as subject matter experts on various technologies.”
They are essentially responsible for your smooth transitioning to Microsoft Cloud solutions and onboarding experience.
But that’s not all, the Microsoft FastTrack program also provides direction for other supported services, not just Microsoft Teams, plus email and data migration (with 500+ seats). It’s quite a comprehensive program.
The Benefits of Working with a Microsoft FastTrack Partner
The FastTrack program supplies a repeatable process to support successful deployments. However, by working with a Microsoft FastTrack Partner, such as Steeves and Associates, you’re provided with enhanced components for cloud adoption success, i.e.:
- practice planning strategies
- onboarding support
- user-adoption guidance
We’ll work with you to devise optimal migration and onboarding experiences personalized to your organization. The guidance Microsoft FastTrack Partner’s provide is to help organization’s transform their existing IT processes and effectively manage organizational change, all the while further reducing the time-to-value plan of action.
Are you ready to take part in a Microsoft Teams Assessment and find out what both Microsoft Teams and FastTrack services can do for your business? Get in touch with Steeves and Associates today!
Author Bio: Dave Steeves
Dave Steeves, CEO and Founder of Steeves and Associates, has been on the cutting edge of technology throughout his career with the past 25 years running his own company as Microsoft 1st Canadian Cloud Partner and one of the first Microsoft Certified Partners. Steeves has always been an early adopter and visionary, helping his clients adopt disruptive emerging technologies managing risk with careful selection of viable use cases to create value. When not tinkering in tech Dave enjoys hockey, skiing, and spending time with his family.