Overview of implementing your upgrade

Stages of the upgrade journey, with emphasis on the Deployment and Implementation stage.

This article is part of the Deployment and Implementation stage of your upgrade journey.

Prerequisite planning activities


Before proceeding with your upgrade implementation, confirm that you've read the planning content starting with Plan your upgrade to ensure you've completed all prerequisite planning activites.

Choose your upgrade starting point

The steps you take to perform your upgrade to Teams depends on your current deployment of Skype for Business:

Based on your current environment, choose your starting point:


Having the option to upgrade doesn’t necessarily mean your organization is ready for this change. For the best user experience, confirm that Teams meets your collaboration and communication requirements, make sure that your network is ready to support Teams, and implement your user readiness plan before upgrading users to Teams.