It’s time to consider moving to Microsoft Teams! Even if you are using Skype for Business on-premise, you have to migrate before July 2021.
According to industry and Microsoft best practices, migration is easiest and cheapest when the following path is followed:
Skype for Business on-prem > Skype for Business Online > Micrsoft Teams.
We at MachCloud have Microsoft certified experts who will take all of your migration worries away, you don't have to feel alone as we provide migration in the most effective way.
Our extensive expertise in Microsoft Teams plus all other Microsoft technologies such as Skype for Business, Direct Routing, Exchange, SharePoint, Azure, OneDrive and much more - ensure your end-to-end success with every part of the Microsoft 365 products.
Our Experience, Careful Analysis and Planning reduces Complexity, help mitigate migration risk, ensuring minimal or no downtime.
Yes. Skype for Business Online will be retired on July 31, 2021, at which point it will no longer be accessible or supported. We encourage Skype for Business customers to start using Teams and begin planning their upgrades now to allow ample time to complete upgrade prior to the retirement date.
Your organization's journey from Skype for Business to Teams can be defined by you. To assist in your planning and execution, we've developed comprehensive upgrade guidance based upon a proven framework designed to help you navigate the technical and organizational elements of change.
We encourage you to plan the journey from Skype for Business to Teams as soon as possible. Depending on your technical and organizational elements and Microsoft best practices we help you to define the upgrade path that best meets the needs of your organization.
Within the Microsoft Teams admin center, you'll notice options for coexistence modes, enabling your organization to manage the Skype for Business to Teams journey that's right for your organization. Learn more about coexistence and upgrade modes.
A successful upgrade will include validating technical readiness in addition to user acceptance readiness. Even if you determine your organization isn't quite ready to upgrade to Teams, you can begin the planning process today. Further, you can start realizing the value of Teams by enabling Teams alongside Skype for Business. MachCloud offers best practices and resources designed to kick start upgrade planning and implementation.
No, you'll want to switch users to Teams Only mode to complete the upgrade to Teams. If your organization is ready to upgrade to Teams, take time to communicate to users to let them know what's happening and allow them to acclimate to Teams. This will help ensure they have a positive upgrade experience and help alleviate calls to your helpdesk.
After your users are upgraded to Teams (Teams Only mode):