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8 months ago, Microsoft announced the 31 July, 2021 retirement date for Skype for Business Online along with a recommendation that customers upgrade to Microsoft Teams.

Since then, Teams adoption and usage continue to grow, as organisations have needed to find better ways to safely connect with their teams, customers, and partners. We’re seeing this play out in the dramatic increase in remote work, where traditional in-person meetings that are now impractical or impossible are being replaced by online meetings, calls, and chats.

Many Skype for Business customers have already accelerated their upgrades to Teams

Many of our Skype for Business customers have accelerated their upgrades to Teams expressly to bring people, data, ideas, and workflows together in one place, giving them the flexibility to keep working while physically apart.

With just a few months until the retirement of Skype for Business Online, we want to ensure each of our customers has a plan to transition to Teams – not only because access to Skype for Business Online will end, but to help realise the full benefits of Teams. Whether your organisation is looking to transition from Skype for Business Server, Skype for Business Online, or a hybrid deployment, here we are here to help along the way.

Plan today for success in the months ahead

If you’ve already started your journey to Teams, keep it up. Each organisation has its unique technical environment, application and process integrations, and aptitude for change that can shorten or extend the path to “Teams Only”.

With a comprehensive upgrade plan in place, you’ll be ready to handle the expected as well as the unforeseen.

Upgrade from Skype for Business to Teams and enable your organisation to meet, chat, share, and collaborate from wherever they are, until the time is right for everyone to be together again.

See you on Teams!

Talk to one of our experts today to learn more about our capabilities and what this means for you.