Microsoft will discontinue Skype for Business Online starting July 31, and require existing users to switch to Teams. If you haven’t made the switch yet, a so-called assisted upgrade will be suggested, Microsoft is involved in one Blog post With , where the software manufacturer offers tips on switching. The upgrade will roll out at the beginning of August and will support users in making the technical switch.
Administrators must receive notifications in the Microsoft 365 Message Center and Teams admin center 90 days before the upgrade begins. If you have planned to upgrade after July 31, you can continue to use Skype for Business until the upgrade is complete.
Part of the upgrade is a meeting migration service, with which archived data from meetings can be moved from Skype to Teams. Contact data will be migrated automatically after upgrade – All in One separate blog entry Microsoft maintains, however, that contacts must be migrated within 90 days of the upgrade being completed.
The consumer version of Skype as well as Skype for Business Server will continue to be available. The on-premises version of Skype for Business will reach the end of its life on September 1, 2024. However, Microsoft offers extended support until October 14, 2025.