Most users may wonder when they may be required to switch from Skype for Business to Teams. This video explains how and when that decision to migrate needs to happen.
- [Instructor] As of March 2019, Microsoft has announced plans to move Skype for Business users over to Microsoft Teams. And the obvious question is, "When is this going to happen?" Well the question of when you will no longer be able to use the Skype for Business software, and we'll need to use Teams instead is a decision that will be made by somebody at your company or your school. Skype for Business and Teams are both part of your Office 365 business account, an account that is most likely assigned to you by your employer, your school, or other organization. You can see I'm signed in to my Office 365 account here and there's a button that I can click to go straight to Teams. And Skype for Business is another component in this connected suite of tools. Now your organization has an Office 365 administrator, the person who manages the settings and rules for the Office 365 system for your company, so that administrator who might be part of your IT or HR department will most likely decide on a time period to migrate everybody in your organization from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams, and you will need to make the switch at that point. If you have not heard anything form your company and you open up Skype for Business and it works normally, then you can keep using it for now, but I'm going to go to the Start menu here and I'm going to launch Skype for Business because you might see a message like this, telling you that your organization is now using Teams. In that case, your administrator has already made that switch. Now you can click this button to start using Skype for Business, but it will be a limited version of the interface and you won't be able to do everything. So if your employer or organization has made that switch, or if you're trying to get prepared for that switch, this course is going to help you learn how to do the things in the Microsoft Teams application that you used to do in Skype for Business. If this transition has not happened for you yet, your best bet is to contact your Office 365 administrator or IT department, and talk to them about their migration plans.