To: InfoTech, EITU
From: EASI Digital Workplace
Re: Updated timeline: Microsoft will now retire Skype for Business on January 31, 2022
Microsoft previously indicated it would retire Skype for Business Online on July 31, 2021 (see previous memo below). Please note that Microsoft has revised this date to January 31, 2022.
Between now and January 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. After January 31, the service will no longer be accessible.
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