Skype for Business Transitioning to Microsoft Teams on March 27th
On March 27th, Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) will transition Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams in Office 365. We are making this change as Microsoft has announced they are discontinuing Skype for Business as a service.
What to Expect
After March 27, Skype for Business will no longer be available for use. We ask that you begin using Microsoft Teams now and going forward. Your access to other Microsoft applications, such as OneDrive and SharePoint, will not change.
To learn more about what you can expect after Skype for Business is retired, including what happens to your Skype for Business data (e.g., contacts, conversation history, recordings), we recommend reading the “Skype for Business Transition to Microsoft Teams” article.
How to Prepare for the Transition to Microsoft Teams
- Review key features and benefits of Microsoft Teams
- Add recurring meetings scheduled past March 27 in Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams.
What is Microsoft Teams
More than just a chat service, Microsoft Teams brings together Instant Messaging, File Management, and Online Meetings into a single workspace for team productivity. With Microsoft Teams you can expect:
- A common platform across Harvard for communication and document management
- Collaboration with external colleagues through the addition of guest team members
- On-the-go teamwork with the Microsoft Teams Mobile Application
Additional information on how to access Microsoft Teams coming soon!
Want to Learn More?
Sign up for a no-cost instructor-led training class from the Harvard Training Portal or click on one of our knowledge base articles below for more information:
- Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams Transition
- How to transition Skype for Business recurring meetings to Microsoft Teams
- Using Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams together
- Microsoft Teams Service Catalog
- Register for Using Microsoft Teams instructor-led training
Please contact the HMS IT Service Desk at 617-432-2000 or email@example.com with any concerns or questions.