Microsoft’s Skype for Business Online to go offline this month

Brad Stephenson

Skype for Business

Microsoft has put out an additional reminder (ht ZNET) for Skype for Business Online users to migrate to another platform before the service is shut down later this month on July 31st.

While organisations still on Skype for Business Online can freely switch to any communications platform, Microsoft is naturally encouraging as many users as possible to make the jump to Microsoft Teams and is offering a variety of tools and resources to sweeten the pot.

“Organizations that have completed their transitions can attest to the transformational benefits Teams brings,” an official post on Microsoft’s Tech Community site enthuses. “And while the retirement of Skype for Business Online has us a little nostalgic, we can’t be more excited about how Teams helps our customers accomplish more across work, school, and life.”

Microsoft first announced the retirement of Skype for Business Online almost two years ago and has made frequent reminders since then so as not to leave any organisations in the lurch.

Those who are still using Skype for Business Online and wish to switch to Microsoft Teams can read more about the process here.