Mar 19, 2019   |   Lukas Velush

Microsoft completes its massive upgrade to Microsoft Teams

Like many of the company’s customers, it was time for Microsoft to move from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. And today, after four months of in-the-trenches work, Microsoft is announcing that its internal migration of 180,000 employees and vendors from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams is complete. The company is now using Teams...

Mar 12, 2019   |   Lukas Velush

Click join: Internal meetings get a boost with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft employees have long asked for the company’s internal meetings to work better. They’re getting their wish, thanks to Microsoft Teams and the company’s meeting room solution, Microsoft Teams Rooms. Teams and Teams Rooms are addressing longstanding pain points that get in the way of starting a meeting quickly. This new meeting experience has been...

Mar 1, 2019   |   Lukas Velush

Chasing the sun with live event capabilities in Microsoft 365

How do you connect people across 48 countries for a global team meeting? Nathalie D’Hers’ team is one of the most far-flung at Microsoft—the 500-plus people in her organization are scattered across the globe, with at least one employee working in nearly every major Microsoft office. “With an organization so geographically distributed, it’s hard to...

Feb 19, 2019   |   Lukas Velush

Microsoft Teams keeps employees connected during epic snow event  

For Microsoft, the best part of the epic snowstorms that hammered its headquarters for nine straight days is that the collaboration technology that employees used to work from home was as seamless as if they were still in the office. While the 50,000 employees who live in Redmond, Washington were blocked in by roughly two feet of snow that fell from February 4th-12th, the Microsoft Teams platform they used to work from home didn’t flinch despite taking on a much heavier...

Dec 5, 2018   |   Lukas Velush

The key to rolling out Microsoft Teams on home turf: Good governance

Across Microsoft, employees are being moved to Microsoft Teams for all communications. One of the most important elements to ensuring the success of this companywide transition has been the governance framework that comes with Office 365. Microsoft Teams is now the collaboration platform for the company’s 220,000 employees and vendors. With a full set of...

Nov 8, 2018   |   Lukas Velush

Microsoft starts move from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams today

Today, Microsoft started moving its 220,000 employees and vendors to Microsoft Teams-only mode for all communications and collaboration needs, including calling, instant messaging, and meetings. The move signifies the company’s upgrade to Teams, permanently replacing Skype for Business inside Microsoft. “It’s the end of an era, but it’s also the beginning of a wave of...

Jan 3, 2018   |   Alejandra Valencia

Getting Microsoft Teams adoption right inside Microsoft

Need to make a call, drop an IM, or have an online meeting? Check. Need to collaborate on a doc? Coauthoring comes automatically. Want to share notes as you brainstorm with your team? A shared OneNote is built in. These features are built into Microsoft Teams, the hub for teamwork in Office 365 which became...

Jul 25, 2017   |   Fetlé Hagos

Unexpected love affair with technology turns the tide for Donna Patterson

Donna Patterson ended up being wrong in exactly the right way. Donna knew she was going to be a chemical engineer when she joined a STEM program in the sixth grade. Originally from Philadelphia, Donna set out on a very focused mission – become the best chemical engineer possible. As the lone African-American chemical engineering...

Mar 21, 2017   |   Mandy Montano

The new kid in Microsoft Teams

It’s the classic chicken and egg scenario: What comes first, using an application or launching it? For us at Microsoft, the logical order of things is not that simple. When we create new things–things like Microsoft Teams–we are the first to set the path and draw the map, brave explorers in new and exciting territory....