Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

Transition from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

12 JUL 2019

Microsoft 365 Education

Microsoft Teams is Replacing Skype for Business

Whether it is Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams both the tools are helping us in better communication and Collaboration in terms of Persistent Chat, Team Messaging, and meetings. However last November Microsoft moved 22000 employees and vendors to Microsoft Teams and made teams to be an only mode for all communication and collaboration needs, Including calling, instant messaging and meeting. This means Microsoft is permanently replacing Skype for Business with Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams Vs. Skype for Business

Well, it looks like there is going to be a major shift coming up for companies using Skype for Business, and whether they’re ready or not, Microsoft Teams will be taking over. Some of the major contributor to this decision are: Microsoft Teams not only supports the same functionality as Skype for Business but offers you even more effective ways to help your team come together and get organized. Some of them include the addition of the Teams add-in for Outlook, create meetings with dial-in numbers included the integration of Teams with Outlook for consistent presence across Office 365, compatibility of existing devices such as desk phones with Teams.

Microsoft Teams is available in the standard Office 365 suite Licenses. Premium capabilities in Skype will continue to be premium workloads in Teams as well, and customers who made existing licensing investments will carry forward those investments into Teams. For example, if you have purchased Phone System and Calling services for Skype, they will also be enabled within Teams at no additional cost.

Teams are built for the cloud on a highly scalable microservices architecture that’s efficient in bandwidth consumption and allows for upgrades with little to no disruption. This means that users will experience faster meeting join times and better browser experience without having to download plug-ins. This infrastructure is more modern and makes it easier to tap into Microsoft Cognitive Services – like transcription, speech recognition, matching learning capabilities, and translation – which all together promotes better, more effective communication and collaboration.

In conclusion, It’s the end of an era, but it’s also the beginning of a wave of new possibilities. The Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Collaboration is just one of many new or revamped systems that can impact your business this year.

So, if you are also planning to be a part of this transition let’s set up a call with Star Knowledge Microsoft teams’ experts to understand your business and technical needs in detail and see how we can help to be at top in this phase of your business.


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