Microsoft ending support for Office Live Meeting on December 31

Microsoft continues to transition Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams, but since that likely won't be complete until sometime next year, it continues to work on upgrading Skype. Unfortunately, that is bad news for those that still use Office Live Meeting.

In a post on the company's TechNet blog, developer Doug Deitterick said that the Office Live Meeting service will no longer be supported as of December 31. "We’ve been working hard to get Skype for Business and Skype Meeting Broadcast ready with new conversation and meeting features, so we’re inviting you to begin the migration from Live Meeting to Skype for Business," he said.

To show the benefit of a move, he posted the following comparison:

Deitterick pointed out a bunch of the changes and improvements the team has already made in Skype Meeting Broadcast, including support for up to 10,000 attendees, as well as support for iOS and Android mobile devices. He said users should begin to move over to Skype for Business and Office 365, but any meeting planned before December 31 will still work.

Users who may want to save their old Live Meetings can use a new exporter tool for existing recordings.

If you need help in transitioning, Deitterick pointed users to a step-by-step guide and other tools in the Live Meeting to Skype for Business resource site.

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