Skype for Business Online has announced its retirement in the summer of 2021.
After July 31, 2021, the Skype for Business Online service will no longer be accessible or supported. Current users will not experience any change in their service and will be able to continue adding users as needed. In September of this year, all new Office 365 customers will be onboarded directly to Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft announced the retirement after seeing how Microsoft Teams has become the core communications client for Office 365. Microsoft Teams is a hub for teamwork allowing users to communicate more effectively with group chat, online meetings, and web conferencing. There is also the ability to collaborate on files with built-in Office 365 apps, as well as customization options for your personal workspace with Microsoft and other third-party apps.
As expected Microsoft Teams also provides end-to-end security, administrative control, and compliance. To learn more details around planning your upgrade to Teams, visit here.