We’re excited to be a part of Microsoft Ignite Virtual, taking place this week March 2-4, 2021. As a Microsoft-certified partner, BlueJeans by Verizon is thrilled to connect with the global Microsoft Cloud community at Microsoft Ignite and share our insights and product updates. Visit our virtual booth and join us for our 20-minute session “5 Tips for a Hybrid Workplace Strategy with Microsoft Teams”, where we hear from one of our incredible customers, Pernod-Ricard, as they share their strategy to enable Microsoft Teams in a hybrid-work environment.

Antonio Eguizabal, Head of Core Services Delivery, Pernod Ricard, is no stranger to the concept of hybrid work. Pernod-Ricard, one of the world’s largest makers of wines and spirits, believes giving its 85 global subsidiaries autonomy keeps them closer to customers and makes them successful. Consequently, Antonio had always prioritized strategies that seamlessly connect more than 20,000 team members spread across multiple locations, even before the pandemic hit and remote work took precedence.

Pernod-Ricard chose Microsoft Teams as its sole vehicle for collaboration to streamline the collaboration toolset and ease management loads more than two years ago. With Teams already in place, Pernod-Ricard was well placed to shift to a remote-work model at the onset of the pandemic. Additionally, the pandemic and remote work accelerated Teams adoption throughout the organization.

Antonio believes Pernod-Ricard will most likely implement a hybrid workplace model. Employees can continue to work remotely, with the option to come to the office as needed. Collaboration tools that enable this kind of flexibility will be a crucial part of the toolset for organizations planning their hybrid workplace strategy. This flexibility is vital when it comes to conference rooms. For organizations like Pernod-Ricard, conference rooms will play a crucial part as eventually employees will seek out the collaboration and culture that can happen in an office setting. Antonio feels prepared to handle that need by ensuring Pernod-Ricard's 500 global offices are ready for Microsoft Teams. Pernod-Ricard uses BlueJeans Gateway, our Cloud Video Interop (CVI) solution, to connect their rooms to Microsoft Teams.

Watch the session to hear from Antonio about how BlueJeans Gateway enabled Pernod-Ricard to keep using their existing room systems, while maintaining a consistent experience for all Teams users. To get more tips and tricks to successfully deploy your hybrid workplace with Microsoft Teams, and to get access to a special promotional offer valid only during Microsoft Ignite from March 2-4 - visit our booth!

Let us know how you are enjoying Microsoft Ignite by tagging @bluejeansnet and using hashtag #MSIgnite #Teams #HybridWork. See you at Ignite!