Skype for Business Online is retiring. Have you migrated to Microsoft Teams?

Last 2019, Microsoft announces Skype for Business Online will be retired on July 31, 2021. As we approach the end-of-life for this service, many companies have already made a switch to Teams and some are still planning on their transition.

Here are some important details you should know about the Skype for Business Online service retirement:

  • Services that integrate with Skype for Business Online will not be supported beyond the July 31, 2021 retirement which includes support for third-party audio conferencing providers (ACP), Skype for Business Online Cloud Connector Edition (CCE), hybrid voice configurations, and Skype Meeting Broadcast.
  • Customers will not be able to move online users out of Teams only mode after retirement.
  • Coexistence modes enable customers to operate Skype for Business Server/Teams side-by-side experiences until they are ready to move users to Teams Only.
  • Users can be moved directly from Skype for Business Server to Teams only after configuring Skype for Business hybrid with Microsoft 365 or Office 365.

For more detailed information, see the full article here.

The events from the past year surely impacted many companies’ strategies, priorities and availability of resources and it certainly cause delays in the migration for most organizations. But need not to worry, you still have time! We can assist you in planning and carrying out a smooth transition of your Skype for Business to Teams. If you would like assistance, please contact us on 1300 337 984 and our team would be happy to help.


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