Press release

Palmetto Technology Group Offers Microsoft Teams Training to Microsoft Office 365 Users

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Palmetto Technology Group (PTG), a market leader in small to mid-sized
business IT support and managed services, announced today that its
Ready, Set, Go interactive training course is now available for
Microsoft Teams.

Teams adoption in the business sector is growing fast. Spiceworks
discovered in December of 2018 that 21 percent of businesses are using
Teams, up from 3 percent in 2016.

PTG, a Microsoft Gold-certified partner, launched its Ready,
Set, Go Microsoft Teams training
to meet this growing need and
remove anxiety over learning a new platform as a hindrance to wider

Within the Ready, Set, Go framework, a PTG trainer first presents an
introductory lesson that goes over groups, permissions, compliance, and
configuration of Teams. In the “Set” phase, a “Champions” team is
established so that the business can interact with the platform in a
real-time demo environment. In the final “Go” phase of training, Teams
is gradually handed over to the business while a project lead from PTG
monitors progress and answers enrollee questions within a dedicated
Teams channel.

“Microsoft Teams is the best hub for teamwork in Microsoft Office 365,”
said Reed Wilson, founder, president and CEO of PTG. “Workers who
receive training on how to maximize their use of Teams collaborate more
effectively and engage more at work.”

Even though this training offer is new, registrations have already
began. Because Teams is free to use with Office 365, many businesses are
willing to invest in an in-depth yet quick-start training course that

  • Speed up the migration process of users from Skype or Slack to Teams.
  • Create Teams champions within the org who can learn from the training
    and use their knowledge to teach new hires.
  • Ensure that Teams is set up properly with permissions and compliance
    concerns specific to organizations’ industry and business structure.

Participants in PTG’s pilot Teams training course benefited from the
personal attention and interactive instruction that takes place within
the Teams environment.

“The sessions are great, and the trainer is always available between
them to answer our questions,” said Steve Johnson, COO, Grandview Corp.,
a PTG Teams training participant in February 2019.

“Business owners have told us that while Microsoft Teams comes at no
additional cost for Microsoft Office 365 customers, investing in staff
training on the platform maximizes the success of Teams as a meeting and
collaboration hub,” said Mike Ammerlaan, Director, Microsoft Office 365
Ecosystem at Microsoft Corp.

About PTG

Since 2008, PTG has offered responsive, knowledgeable, and professional
managed services for small to mid-sized businesses and nonprofits. Its
mission is to help organizations work better and leverage their
technology investment by maximizing their communication, productivity,
and security.

Microsoft Southeast Cloud Partner of the Year 2013, 2015, 2016
Places to Work in SC 2014-2016
INC5000 Fastest Growing Companies
2015, 2016

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