With Microsoft Teams moving in to become the core collaboration & communication client for Office 365, Skype for Business will officially retire on July 31st, 2021.
Finally! Microsoft has officially announced the retirement of Skype for Business Online. After July 31st, 2021 the service will no longer be accessible. If you’ve been putting off the decision to migrate to Microsoft Teams – now is the time to start your planning. Here’s the update on the retirement plan and the next steps to take.
Why is Skype for Business Online Retiring Now?
In 2017, Microsoft Teams was written from scratch as an all in one central hub for teamwork. Since then, Microsoft has been working with partners and customers to improve Teams and get it to where it needs to be to take over for Skype. Microsoft now feels Teams is at the point where they can confidently recommend it as their primary communication and collaboration platform.