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Skype for Business Online Retires 31st July 2021
February 25, 2021

If you’re still using Skype for Business Online, you need to be aware that Microsoft will retire this product on 31st July 2021.

 

Important to note:

  • Neither the Skype consumer service nor Skype for Business Server products are affected by the retirement of the Skype for Business Online service. Current Skype for Business Online customers will experience no change in service up to the retirement date.
  • Support for the integration of third-party party Audio Conferencing Providers (ACP) into Skype for Business Online will continue until the end of service 31st July 31, 2021.

 

What can I use instead?
Microsoft are transitioning businesses over to Teams (we’re guessing that most businesses have made this transition already).

Teams is a brilliant platform that allows you to do all the things you did with Skype, but there’s even more functionality, such as file sharing, live-editing, project management, presenting and it makes collaborative working even easier.

If you’re new to Microsoft Teams, here are some how-to videos to get you started:

Video 1: An introduction to Teams

Video 2: Chats and Conversations in Microsoft Teams

Video 3: Working with files in Microsoft Teams

How to use the Microsoft Teams Mobile App

 

We’re huge fans of Teams, and we have lots more how-to videos for the platform on our website, so make sure you check them out!

 

If you’re a projectfive customer and you have any questions about moving across to Microsoft Teams, just give our lovely helpdesk a call!

 

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