Microsoft Teams Migration FAQ

General Questions

Why are we migrating to Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft has established an end-of-support date for the Skype for Business environment and has shifted the majority of their development resources to their Teams platform. In an effort to continue to provide modern communication systems we are looking to our next step for our Unified Communication system.

How can I get training on how to use Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft provides some great resources on how to use the Teams software. You can find it here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/teams?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

You can view Teams specific OIT knowledgebase articles here: https://indstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1851/Portal/KB/Search?SearchText=%2523Teams

Will my desk phone still work with Microsoft Teams?

Yes, your desk phone will continue to function with all of the basic call functions (answer and receive calls, transfer calls).  Some advanced functionality may not be available such as forward calls to another user or to voice mail.  For these functions it is recommended that they be configured in the Microsoft Teams desktop client.  Please contact the OIT Helpdesk to request assistance if needed.

Will my existing scheduled meetings still work?

Yes, as part of the migration process, your meetings will be transitioned to Teams meetings automatically. The Microsoft Outlook add-in will also transition from Skype for Business to Teams to allow you to schedule meetings directly into Microsoft Teams.

Do I need the Microsoft Teams client installed?

Yes, the Microsoft Teams desktop client will allow you to use all of the features in Teams. You can install the Microsoft Teams client here.

Will I still be able to receive calls to our departmental phone number?

Yes, your departmental phone number will be moved to Microsoft Teams and work as it does now.

Will our student worker phones, or shared phones, still work?

Yes, student workers and shared phones will still continue to work.

I don't currently have a headset, how can I get one?

Headsets can be requested by submitting a helpdesk ticket using the link https://indstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=20229. OIT will provide a standard USB headset at no cost.

What happens to our phone service if our Internet connection is down?

Microsoft Teams is a cloud service, and as such it requires internet connectivity to function. If the internet connection is unavailable your ability to access your telephone functionality may be limited or unavailable. While this may be the case, OIT strives to provide as much resiliency to our services, especially communication services.

Will I still be able to call ISU staff and faculty if I am on campus and Teams is unavailable?

Calls to ISU faculty and staff will be unavailable if Microsoft Teams is unavailable. Many departments or areas have telephones provided through different telephone networks which will remain active for on-campus use. These phones use traditional telephone technology and do not rely on Microsoft technologies to function. Therefore, these phones can be used to call other non-Microsoft Teams phone numbers.

What happens to my regular phone service if MS Teams is unavailable?

If your phone service is provided through Microsoft Teams and that service is unavailable, your phone service will also be unavailable.  Microsoft Teams uses distributed architecture in several geographically diverse locations.  This architecture type allows Microsoft to provide a resilient service that minimizes downtime.

Will individuals off campus still be able to call me if MS Teams is unavailable?

If your phone service is provided through Microsoft Teams and that service is unavailable, your phone service will also be unavailable.  Microsoft Teams uses distributed architecture in several geographically diverse locations.  This architecture type allows Microsoft to provide a resilient service that minimizes downtime.

How do I sign in to Microsoft Teams with my Polycom VVX phone?

Signing in to your phone is easily accomplished with the use of your computer.  For directions on how to do this, review the article:

https://indstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1851/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=142091

How do I make an emergency phone call if I am on campus and MS Teams is not working?

If you are unable to make an emergency (911) call, and Microsoft Teams is not working, you should use the closest emergency phone or your cell phone. There should be emergency phones located throughout campus buildings, usually in central areas such as near elevators. It is recommended that you know where these phones are located and how to use them. If you have cellular service you can also use that to make an emergency call.

What do I do if my question isn't addressed in this article?

You can already reach the Unified Communications team by submitting a telephone consultation ticket using the form: https://indstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=20229

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