Skype for Business Online is Retiring

Everything you need to know

MICROSOFT TO RETIRE SKYPE FOR BUSINESS ONLINE

After July 31, 2021 Office 365 users will no longer be able to access Skype for Business Online, instead the user will be directed to log on to Microsoft Teams.

For companies interested in migrating to Teams, and Teams Phone System, check out Altigen’s Direct Routing, Integrated Applications and Deployment Services on our Voice for Teams website.

For companies wanting to continue to use the Enterprise Plus version of Skype for Business – which is not being retired by Microsoft – please take a look at our Skype for Business Enterprise vs Skype for Business Online Page.

ALTIGEN’S HOSTED SKYPE FOR BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PLUS VS SKYPE FOR BUSINESS ONLINE

It’s important to note that the full Skype for Business Enterprise Plus edition, which is still widely used by organizations all over the world, is a completely different platform than Skype for Business Online and will continue to be offered by Microsoft.

Deployed in Altigen’s data centers, our Skype for Business Enterprise Plus is delivered as a fully managed Hosted Service. We also offer cost effective SIP trunks and integrated Call Routing and Contact Center applications – all fully supported 24/7. Skype for Business Online is hosted by Microsoft as part of most Office 365 plans. Unlike Altigen’s Hosted Skype for Business Enterprise Plus edition, Skype for Business Online is being completely replaced by Microsoft Teams.

For companies preferring to use Skype for Business instead of Teams as their PBX / Unified Communications desktop application, we’ve provided an overview comparing the features and capabilities of Altigen’s Hosted Skype for Business Enterprise Plus edition to Skype for Business Online. Click Here.

For companies interested in migrating to Teams, and Teams Phone System, check out Altigen’s Direct Routing, Integrated Applications and Deployment Services on our Voice for Teams website.

WHO ARE WE?

We are a leading Microsoft Cloud Solutions provider, who delivers fully managed Unified Communications services, combining Hosted Skype for Business, Advanced Cloud PBX, and Innovative Cloud Contact Center applications with seamless integration to Office 365 for small-to-medium sized businesses and mid-size to large enterprises. Our robust suite of applications integrate with Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams and Office 365 to deliver unparalleled capabilities to organizations using these Microsoft solutions. With thousands of customers around the world, Altigen solutions are designed for high reliability, ease of use, seamless integration to Microsoft infrastructure technologies, and are built on a scalable, open standards platform.

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