Goodbye Skype for Business, We Mean it This Time


Microsoft has set a final date for Skype for Business Online. Users have until July 31, 2021 to complete the migration to Teams. Skype for Business Online users have had plenty of time to prepare for the move, having first been informed of Microsoft’s intention to retire the solution on July 30, 2019. Yep, you read that correct. Microsoft gave users 2 years notice. The pandemic probably played a role in Microsoft giving so much time, but regardless, you need to stop putting off the inevitable.

For Skype for Business Online users that are already working with Teams using Overlapping Capabilities or Select Capabilities, the process of migrating workloads has already begun. So, your heavy lifting is over.

Every organization is different, so you need to begin planning today to accommodate the technical, process, and user scenarios that may impact your business. Microsoft has made some resources available to help users with the transition. These include Microsoft Teams admin documentation, Teams upgrade planning workshops and Microsoft Chalk Talks workshops.

However, if you find yourself with limited IT resources due to trying to recover from the changes the pandemic thrust at you, there is help available. 2W Tech is a technology service provider and Microsoft Gold Partner. We internally made the switch from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams a couple years ago. Give us a call today and let us help your organization make the transition and guide you through the new benefits Microsoft Teams can bring to your business.

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