ORLANDO, FLA –  Or, with all due respect to Douglas Adams, perhaps we should say, ‘First, don’t panic.’

And, that could apply to you if you are like many organizations we talk with, and you have just taken the plunge of moving to the cloud for collaboration, and now you hear about the new entrant: Microsoft Teams.

You’ve invested in voice and video devices and you are testing Office 365 and Skype for Business online,  and you’re enjoying the richness that comes with communicating through Microsoft + Polycom.  Just as you sit back to sip on your latte  and admire your good work, you hear about Microsoft Teams.  Now what should you do?

Since there’s no reason for alarm – remember that Polycom and Microsoft have almost 15 years of experience in working together.  From Office Communicator to Lync to Skype for Business to Office 365, our portfolio of voice and video devices has consistently and reliably integrated directly into Microsoft’s communication and collaboration solution.  And we are jointly committed to ensuring that history will repeat itself (in a good way) with Microsoft Teams.

Skype for Business and Skype for Business online as part of Office 365 are powerful collaboration and communications engines today.  Polycom has an entire portfolio of devices that are certified to work with Skype for Business and Office 365.  As we’ve shared before, the benefits of using certified devices are substantial – Skype for Business or Office 365 functionality with Polycom voice  and video quality.

Whatever your timing or migration strategy, whether you are looking at on-premises, cloud-based or hybrid, with both voice and video—Polycom has you covered. We will provide unmatched integration that allow customers to enjoy the familiar and powerful Teams user interface and workflow.

So kick back, and spend some time worrying about the Vogons.  Oh, and spoiler alert: the answer is “42.”