The plans of Microsoft to Kill Skype for Business online service are well known to everyone. Now, the Microsoft team is working on the same and advising the Business customers to move on to the Teams software. With Microsoft’s Skype for Business Online going offline from July 31st, 2021, the company is advising the customers to migrate to Microsoft Teams for convenience. Also, the company will stop taking new signups for Skype online for Business from September 1st. Only the existing customers will have access to the service until the end of its tenure.
The new customers from September 1st will directly get access to Microsoft Teams and not Skype for Business Online. Although there are no changes made for the older customers, the new customers will be redirected to Teams instead of Skype business. If you are a Skype Business or Skype Server Edition user, then you have the time to migrate till July 31st, 2021. James Skay, the senior marketing manager for Skype for Business, said that after working for nearly two years on the refinement of Microsoft Teams, the company thinks it is wise to switch to Teams and ditch Skype for Business Online.
According to the statement from James Skay, the customers who have made a move to the Microsoft Teams have reported the increase in productivity and convenience. The Teams software is helping the enterprises to work in a collaborative way more efficiently than ever. Microsoft is offering Free version of Microsoft Teams to the new users with access to tons of features and also the storage space. The premium users will get access to a lot more features. As Skype is splitting into two components, Microsoft brought the Teams for Business users. Even though the deadline is two years away, Microsoft is urging business customers to migrate to Teams as soon as possible.