Skype for Business will no longer be supported by Microsoft*
2021 marks the year that Skype for Business online is no longer supported by Microsoft and on-premises stops receiving upgrades and features. If you’re looking to move to Microsoft Teams and integrating your communications services Evolve IP can help.
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Skype For Business End of Life: Next Steps
If you’ve not yet started the migration to Teams (Microsoft’s replacement) here are a few key considerations:
- There is no automated upgrade path
- While Microsoft touts a “co-existence” migration path from Skype to Teams, these have proven to be difficult and confusing
- Microsoft is recommending Teams Direct Routing for businesses with Skype for Business servers and onsite SBC / carrier trunks for Skype.