Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams Upgrade

Microsoft Teams will be replacing Skype for Business as the communications client for Office 365. This is a good opportunity to start driving improved collaboration and communication in your organisation prior to the retirement date of 31 July 2021.

Microsoft Teams expands on the capabilities within Skype for Business Online, by bringing together files, chats, and apps in an integrated app, with functionality that enables organisations to move faster and collaborate more efficiently. Because of the richer set of experiences offered in Teams, it replaces Skype for Business as the core communications client for Office 365.  Teams brings together chat (IM), online meetings, calling, file management and a project workspace into one interface, improving the employee experience and increasing productivity.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that “Microsoft Teams brings together chat, meeting, notes, Office, Planner, PowerBI, and a host of extensions and applications to help teams get work done.”

The key features of Teams are:

  • 150+ Third-party apps and API integrations
  • Available in 18 languages
  • Microsoft Office integrated
  • Supports chat, calls, and video conferencing
  • Attractive design and agile interface

SXiQ has developed a roadmap for efficiently and easily upgrading our Clients off Skype for Business into Microsoft Teams – get in touch today if your business needs a plan to make this change.

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