MS Teams News - Skype for Business Transitioning to Microsoft Teams

Yesterday at Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft announced that Teams will be the go-forward client for "intelligent communications" with Office 365, eventually replacing Skype for Business. This move had been widely rumored in recent weeks.

I have seen mixed reactions in my social networks since the announcement, with most feeling that it will be a good decision in the long run, if not an inevitable one, given the rise of Slack for online collaboration.

In the announcement, the team also listed some recent and upcoming enhancements for Teams. Guest access was recently added for collaborating with users outside your organization, as was Outlook calendar integration, scheduled meetings and meetings via mobile. Integration with audio conferencing services was announced yesterday as being available in preview. Integration between Teams and Skype for Business is also being added, enabling messaging between the platforms and a shared online presence.

Expect a slew of new features to continue rolling in to MS Teams as the integration with Skype for Businesss continues in the weeks and months ahead. You can watch for more announcements on the Office blog or Microsoft Teams blog.

Expect some more news and features to trickle out as #MSIgnite continues this week.

Happy collaborating!


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