Launched in 2015, the service will officially cease to exist on July 31, 2021. Users are encouraged to join the Microsoft Teams business platform.
Microsoft is warning Skype for Business Online users that the service will be shut down at the end of the month. Also, all services that have been integrated with the platform, such as third-party audio conferencing support services, will not be supported.
From July 31st, Skype for Business Online will no longer be available, and Microsoft recommends joining the Microsoft Teams platform for companies that have not yet migrated to other platforms for employee communication for whatever reason.
Skype for business users was launched in 2015, four years after Misrosoft acquired the platform for $8,5 billion. Business customers have been encouraged to migrate to Microsoft Teams over the past two years, so the end of Skype for Business Online shouldn't come as a big surprise.
Microsoft offers a technical support program for changing services, while companies using such a program will be able to use Skype for Business Online until the update of all their data is completed.