Out with the old and in with the new! This upcoming July will be the end of Skype for Business. Skype is a managed communication tool that was first released in 2003. First owned by eBay and later bought by Microsoft it has had a long life, but as Microsoft began creating a more advanced and integrated communication platform, Microsoft Teams, they began to move away from Skype for Business. As of September 1st, all new Outlook365 members will be directed towards Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Teams is the one pane of glass for all your needs. It includes the actual meeting, a calendar to schedule meetings with attendees, and a chat to communicate with your members before and after the meeting. This makes Teams a much more complex system than Skype. There are hundreds of apps that can integrate with Teams allowing it to be a very versatile platform. You can also save all your files into Teams, so that you don’t need to go elsewhere to upload them. You no longer need to search through hundreds of emails for a conversation. All your private and group team conversations are saved right on the platform. It is a one stop shop all your workplace communication needs.
With Skype for Business slowly and surely moving out of the managed communications applications field, it is important to be prepared for the future. When choosing your new workplace collaboration and communication platform, having a functional interface for all your users is essential. Microsoft Teams has fully prepared to make a seamless and effortless transition for all your users.
For any questions about Microsoft teams and the new integration, click here or call 800.724.2119.