Tech Tip: Skype for Business is Out, Microsoft Teams is In!

In late 2017, Microsoft announced that the capabilities of Skype for Business would be gradually transferred to Microsoft Teams.

This process will happen slowly, so there is no need to panic! However, it’s wise to be made aware of the approximate timeline to ensure that Teams is fully integrated before Skype for Business becomes outdated. Skype for Business will continue functioning and being updated as normal until approximately the end of 2018, with dates subject to change.

For more information, visit Microsoft’s Journey from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams FAQ.

The standard version of Skype that most machines run will experience no change and will continue functioning into the future. However, ITS suggests using Zoom for all web conferencing. Zoom carries the same functions as Skype but is more stable and feature-rich.

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