Skype for Business Online is being retired today in favor of Microsoft Teams. The Redmond firm announced the change two years ago and is offering organizations assisted upgrades to Teams Only mode.
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This Skype for Business Quick Reference provides shortcuts, tips and tricks for the popular program. Use this reference to brush up on the basics and to find alternative methods to favorite commands.
As it wants to migrate folks to Teams, Microsoft has announced that it will be retiring Skype for Business Online at the end of July, 2021. Skype for Business Server and Skype consumer are unaffected.
Microsoft is replacing the Skype Meetings App for Mac with Skype for Business in April. To go along with the change, Skype for Business is getting a couple of improvements to match the old app.
Microsoft Teams is now ready to replace Skype for Business Online after the company announced that it has finished bringing all the features from the legacy system to the new collaboration platform.
Today, Microsoft released the first previews of its Office 2019 server products, including Skype for Business and Exchange Server. SharePoint and Project Server previews will be available later on.
You can soon join Hangouts Meet conferences from third-party solutions, work with people outside of your organization in Hangouts Chat, and book rooms from Microsoft Exchange using G Suite.
Microsoft is discontinuing support for Skype for Business, Teams, and Yammer apps for Windows Phone. Development efforts will now be transitioned to the Android, iOS, and desktop counterparts.
In its continued upgrade of Skype for Business as a meeting client before moving to Teams next year, Microsoft revealed that anyone still using Office Live Meeting will be out of luck by year's end.
Guest access for Teams was supposed to roll out in June. Then it was delayed to September. Now we find out that the anticipated functionality for Microsoft accounts will be sometime next year.
Microsoft plans to extend Teams' existing chat and calling capabilities by the end of the second calendar quarter of 2018, to make migration from Skype for Business much easier for existing clients.
Microsoft has announced that it is replacing Skype for Business with Teams - which has been generally available for just a little over six months - as the core communication client in Office 365.
Some users are reporting that they received a message, saying that Microsoft is rebranding its Skype for Business service and bundling it in with the company's newer Microsoft Teams service
As BMW brings Skype for Business to iDrive in the 5 Series, Microsoft says "cars should be a personal office on wheels, helping people be productive and giving them time back to enjoy their lives."
Microsoft today announced what it calls Virtual Health Templates, a set of Skype for Business tools to help adoption of the program by providers and professionals in the healthcare sector.
Microsoft has announced that the US Government Community will now gain access to more features like Skype for Business thanks to the "US Government Community Cloud".
In partnership with Microsoft, Volvo will incorporate Skype for Business functionality into its 90 Series cars while examining opportunities to provide voice recognition capabilities using Cortana.
Microsoft has now fully integrated its Skype for Business app with the CallKit API on iOS 10. Calls from the app now behave like regular calls and can be answered directly from the lock screen.
In April, Microsoft said it expected its new Skype for Business for Mac client to launch in Q3 2016. Today, it's finally available to download, along with improvements to the iOS and Android apps.
Leveraging its popular Power BI business intelligence product, Microsoft is enabling Office 365 admins to report upon product usage trends and identify opportunities to drive improved user adoption.
At Microsoft's Ignite conference yesterday, Logitech announced that it partnered with Microsoft to produce the SmartDock, which is aimed at improving the video conferencing experience.
Skype Meetings is a free tool for small businesses, allowing anyone with a business email address to share a URL to quickly set up a group meeting, in which participants can chat and collaborate.
After details of its plans emerged yesterday, Microsoft has now officially announced the start of its Skype for Business for Mac Public Preview, and shared details of what's still to come.
Microsoft has shared its planned release timeline for Skype for Business for Mac, which will eventually replace its ageing Lync for Mac 2011 client when it officially launches this summer.
Microsoft's latest Skype for Business updates bring content viewing to Android, and improvements to help Android and iOS users stay connected to a meeting, even when experiencing poor connectivity.
Microsoft ended the second day of BUILD 2016 by announcing new Skype for Business and Skype Web SDKs that would allow developers to integrate calls right in their web applications.
Microsoft has announced a flurry of new features, and geographic expansion of previously announced changes for users of its Skype for Business service in Office 365 around the world.
Along with a number of other Skype for Business announcements made this morning, Microsoft has revealed Project Rigel; an attempt to bring the Surface Hub Skype Meeting experience to any meeting room.
Microsoft has released updated versions of the Outlook app for iOS and Android with a bunch of new features, including contact sync and the ability to schedule Skype calls in the calendar.
Microsoft has announced the acquisition of management, reporting and analytics technology from Event Zero, which it plans to integrate into its existing Skype for Business offering.
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Microsoft has today announced the availability of its Skype for Business app for Android. The new app includes several features for authentication, collaboration, and contact management.
Microsoft replaced its Lync communications platform with Skype for Business earlier this year, and after releasing a Windows Phone app in August, its new app is finally available for iOS too.
After previously rebranding Lync as Skype for Business, it seems that Microsoft was not satisfied and a new report is now suggesting that they might be renaming it again - as SkypeCentral.
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After announcing plans to phase out Lync and replace it with a new Skype for Business product in 'early 2015', Microsoft will finally detail those changes next week in a live-streamed keynote.