To: ACE-IT, InfoTech, EITU
From: Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
Re: Microsoft to retire Skype for Business on July 31, 2021
On July 31, 2021 Microsoft will retire Skype for Business Online. After that date, the service will no longer be accessible. Between now and July 31, existing Skype for Business users at the University will experience no change of service and they will be able to continue using it as needed. Before that time, we recommend you take the following actions:
For online meetings
If your division is still using Skype for Business to schedule online meetings, we recommend upgrading to Microsoft Teams as soon as possible.
For conference rooms
If your division is still using Skype for Business in your conference rooms, you will need to switch to an alternative service before July 31, 2021. We recommend upgrading to Microsoft Teams.
In both instances, Teams offers improved meeting features to Skype for Business and we expect you will find the transition to be a smooth one. You can learn more about using Teams on the University’s Microsoft 365 website: https://easi.its.utoronto.ca/shared-services/office365/teams/
Please let us know how we can assist you in this transition by submitting a ticket through the Enterprise Service Centre.
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