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Skype for Business Online - End of Life - July 31, 2021

Microsoft Skype for Business Online will be retiring on July 31st 2021 as Microsoft Teams takes centre stage for intelligent communication and modern collaboration.

If you are currently a Skype for Business Online customer there is no need to worry, Microsoft Teams has all the features your users need to continue working.

Contact us today to discuss migrating from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams and meet, chat, call, and collaborate in just one place.

Although the latest version of Skype for Business on Premise is still supported, you may be missing out on other features that are available through Microsoft 365. We can work with you to migrate any on premise solutions to Microsoft 365, just contact us to find out more.

Image source: Microsoft Teams Hits 13 Million Users To Tighten Grip On Slack (forbes.com)

Skype for Business Online vs Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is for everyone

Whether it’s chat, calls, or video, anyone can engage at any time, bringing everyone closer.

Your docs, photos, videos, chat history, and meeting notes are always there, so it’s easier to work together.

Set up your team’s space with all the apps you need so you can stay in just one place instead of jumping around.

Microsoft Teams | Group Chat, Team Chat & Collaboration


Microsoft Teams offers the same chat functionality as Skype for Business Online, with a whole host of additional content designed to improve team collaboration. 

File Management

As well as offering improved chat capabilities Microsoft Teams makes it easy to share files and work on them together. If your documents are Word, Excel or PowerPoint files your colleagues and customers can even view, edit, and collaborate on them, right within Microsoft Teams.


Meetings in Teams include audio, video, and screen sharing. They're one of the key ways to collaborate in Teams. And you don’t need to be a member of an organization (or even have a Teams account!) to join a Teams meeting.


Turn any PC, Mac, or mobile device into a working business phone by adding Microsoft 365 Business Voice to your subscription. Give employees their own work phone number to make and receive calls, set up a call menu system to route calls, add audio conferencing, and set up both toll and toll-free numbers for your business.

How can we help you?

If you are interested in migrating from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams, or from Skype for Business on Premise or Microsoft 365 contact us on 01455 247 830/ 01202 830 830 or speak with your account manager.

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