Skype for Business Online Is No More by July 2021 – What does this mean for you?

Skype for Business End of Life July 2021

What Does this Mean for You?

Skype for Business Online Is No More by July 2021 – What does this mean for you?

Last year Microsoft used its partner-event, Ignite, to announce the integration of Skype for Business Online into its new flagship platform for Intelligent Communications, Microsoft Teams. Now, one year later, Teams has not only evolved into one of the leading communication and collaboration platforms being used by more than 500,000 companies worldwide, but Skype for Business Online is also coming to a natural end. As of July 31, 2021, Skype for Business Online will be retired and no longer available.

Between now and then, current Skype for Business Online customers will experience no change in service, and they’ll be able to continue to add new users as needed. However, starting September 1, 2019, Microsoft will onboard all new Office 365 customers directly to Teams for chat, meetings, and calling. Please note that neither the Skype Consumer service nor the Skype for Business Server are impacted by this announcement.

We Help You Pave the Way to Microsoft Teams

We are here to help you with your upgrade! Learn how to manage your journey from Skype for Business Online to Teams, how to  encourage your employees to use Teams and the major business benefits of Teams.

At SoftwareONE we provide guidance on how to plan, deliver and operate your unique transition to Microsoft Teams. Maintain peace of mind on your journey from Skype for Business Online to Teams with our comprehensive services helping you from the initial vision to blueprinting, deployment and the management of your communications and collaborations settings.

Get in touch with our experts and learn more about our tailored Microsoft Teams Upgrade Planning and how you can create your roadmap and journey for your upgrade from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams. And, even if you are starting from the scratch, we can guide you on your first steps with Microsoft Teams. Explore what a successful start with Teams looks like and take advantage of our Microsoft Teams Starter Kit.

Summary

Microsoft announced the retirement of Skype for Business Online as of July 31, 2021. All companies using Skype for Business Online must migrate to Teams by then. SoftwareONE helps organizations to pave their way to modern teamwork by supporting either their journey from Skype for Business Online to Teams or installing a new Teams environment from scratch.

Get Prepared for Microsoft Teams

If you would like to learn more about how your strategy to migrate from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams could look like, get in touch with our Future Workplace expert team.

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John De Los Reyes

John De Los Reyes

Practice Lead - Technology

John is a Unified Communications and Productivity expert. Currently, he serves as the Global Practice Lead - Future Workplace at SoftwareONE. In this role, he helps companies find a flexible approach to address their unique challenges when merging their technology strategy with their commercial and compliance needs.

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