Microsoft has announced the retirement of Skype for Business Online on July 31, 2021, meaning, Skype Business Online will not be available after the said date. However, until July 31st, there will be no change in the service.
What will replace Skype Business Online?
The answer is, Teams! Teams will replace Skype Business Online for chat, meetings and calling. Microsoft had already started onboarding all-new Office 365 customers directly to Teams since September 1, 2019.
Skype Consumer service and Skype for Business Server will continue as it is.
What is Teams?
Teams is an integrated app that combines chat, video, calling, and document collaboration all into a single app.
You can learn more about the potential benefits of Teams for your organization with the recently published Forrester white paper “The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Teams.”
And when you’re ready to get started, Microsoft is offering a comprehensive set of technical guidance and planning resources. You may use this or contact us to assist you with your migration to Teams