Skype for Business is coming to an end
Skype for Business is coming to an end

Microsoft has warned Skype for Business online customers that they are approaching the July 31 service deadline.

This date marks the end of a relatively short chapter in Microsoft's Skype business.

Skype for Business was launched in 2015 and four years later it acquired Skype for $8.5 billion.

For the past two years, Microsoft has been promoting the migration of Skype for Business Online clients to Microsoft Teams.

The company said it helped migrate millions of Skype for Business online customers to Microsoft Teams.

And as the deadline approaches, remember it also in February and April. The company also supports clients who have not yet relocated.

The software giant currently has 145 million daily active users on Microsoft Teams.

The Microsoft Teams division said in a blog post, “One month prior to the end of service, we encourage remaining customers to continue moving users to Microsoft Teams.

An additional upgrade introduced in August aims to make the transition to Microsoft Teams easier for businesses.

The administrator must receive scheduling notice in the Microsoft 365 message center and in the Microsoft Teams admin center 90 days before the upgrade begins. Before the incremental upgrade begins, customers can continue to upgrade their systems themselves.

The end of Skype for Business

Microsoft has also noted that organizations that sign up for supported upgrades after July 31 can continue to use the app until the upgrade is complete.

The company expects most supported migrations to take 24 hours. In this case, the client can access the functionality of the messaging application.

After upgrading to Microsoft Teams, organizations can access Microsoft Teams messages, meetings, and calls. Then only add any newly signed in users to Teams mode.

Microsoft has also warned that services included with Skype for Business Online will not be supported after July 31.

This includes support for external audio conferencing, mixed audio configurations, and conference broadcasting.

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