To: InfoTech and EITU Listservs
From: EASI Digital Workplace
Re: Reminder: Microsoft to retire Skype for Business on January 31, 2022
This is a reminder that Microsoft will complete its retirement of Skype for Business Online on January 31, 2022. After January 31, the service will no longer be accessible. Teams will become the default client for chat, voice, video and meetings in Microsoft 365.
If your division is still using Skype for Business, we recommend you take the following actions as soon as possible:
For online meetings
If your division is still using Skype for Business to schedule online meetings, we recommend upgrading to Microsoft Teams.
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 January 31, 2022. 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.
EASI Digital Workplace