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Since May 25th, 2018 companies/organisations need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (de: DSGVO, Datenschutz-Grundverordnung) if they don’t massive penalties can be the consequence. During a project I was asked regarding Skype for Business (Server) GDPR-compliance. I assume that many SFB admins or service owners were also asked this?
Therefore I’d like to note that Microsoft provides a page on docs.microsoft.com explaining the key aspects for GDPR/DSGVO regarding Skype for Business (Server).
The parent page refers to other Office Server on premise server products and GDPR/DSGVO related information.
Are you already familiar with Microsoft Teams? I hope so. Teams is an impressiv communication and collaboration platform enabling your workforce to cope with different kind of workloads within a single pane of glass. P2P chat, team chat, presence, audio calling, video calling, app sharing, meetings, (third-party) app integration, (soon) PSTN telephony, bot integration … just to name a few features. Pretty amazing, isn’t it!?! Let’s have a quick look including the latest updates on Teams features:
I have been using Microsoft Teams since released. To me, it helps reduce mails, structure projects and its belonging communication and collaboration workloads. It really eases the work I have to deal with as a virtual project team member. It allows me to stay more easily in touch with project members and keep track of all the relevant information I need to complete projects successfully.
To start with Microsoft Teams: analyse your business requirements, create personas, create site profiles, assess features to cover these requirements with teams, calculate costs (business case), check feasibility, check gaps, check migration paths, always keep your users in mind (change management for user adoption & training) …
Teams can be seen as one enabling platform for a modern and digital workplace. One part within the complete enterprise and IT architecture landscape. One part to evolve the company towards a digital enterprise.
For more information on Microsoft Teams you can visit www.SuccessWithTeams.com.
Microsoft’s Ignite 2017 in Orlando took place and some very interesting announcements were made. This post sums up some contents and highlights regarding Skype for Business and Teams which were mentioned in one of the sessions (see link/video at the bottom). All contents might be subject to change and only provide a high level overview and summary.
More details might be provided on the October 2017 Roadmap of TEAMs.
To stay up to speed do not forget to check out http://skypepreview.com for new (preview) features and functions on SFB/Teams as well as the other links listed in my previous posts here on this blog.