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    Microsoft Teams Rolls Out Worldwide

    New chat-based workspace moves to general availability

    Today, we're excited to announce the general availability of Microsoft Teams, the new chat-based workspace in Office 365. Naturally and thoughtfully integrated with familiar Office applications and services—and built entirely on the Office 365 global, security-rich, compliant hyperscale cloud service—Microsoft Teams enables you to offer customers:

    • Chat for today's teams. Communicate in the moment, and keep everyone in the know.
    • A hub for team work. Give teams quick access to information they need, right in Office 365.
    • Customizable for each team. Tailor workspaces to include content and capabilities teams need every day.
    • Security teams can trust. Get the enterprise-level security and compliance features you expect from Office 365.

    New opportunities for your practice

    Microsoft Teams enriches the Office 365 collaboration story, delivering even more value to help you capture new customers and re-engage current customers. Through the door opened by Office 365 and Microsoft Teams discussions, you can extend customer conversations to include the added benefits of your related apps and services.

    Sell

    • Engage with new customers and reconnect with current customers looking for expanded collaboration capabilities.
    • Helps drive renewal discussions with current customers.

    Service

    • Drive Office 365 usage through Microsoft Teams adoption to help grow revenue streams.
    • Develop new or extend current managed services offerings, for example, adoption, change-management, and network support for voice, video, and meetings.  
    • Build packaged IP services.

    Develop

    • Use available Microsoft Teams APIs to develop custom apps, build rich integrations, and surface apps through tabs, bots, and connectors.

    Next steps

    Whether you sell, provide services for, or build on Office 365, you can get started with Microsoft Teams by reading the new Microsoft Teams Blog Post . Become familiar with the Collaborate with Office 365 and Microsoft Teams Pitch Decks, so you can prepare to engage in customer conversations about the benefits of Microsoft Teams. And review the Microsoft Teams Partner FAQ.

    To better understand Microsoft Teams capabilities, use them in your own practice; Teams is included in Internal Use Rights.

    You can begin to build your Microsoft Teams expertise today:

    Sell

    • Get the updated Microsoft Teams Demo Script.
    • Integrate Teams into your Office 365 sales motion for Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business Premium, and Office 365 Enterprise E1 - E5.
    • For customers who have diverse productivity needs, lead with the value of Office 365 E5 Suite, and promote Microsoft Teams as part of that solution.

    Service

    Develop

    tags

    • Partner
    • Cloud
    • Enterprise
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Office 365