Skype and its corporate counterpart, Skype for Business have been on the market for a while now. However, news has surfaced for some time now that Microsoft is slowly trying to replace it with its very own Microsoft Teams.
Both collaborative tools are very popular, but it is clear the Microsoft Teams has the upper hand, especially when you consider a recent report stating that it is used in over 91% of major US companies.
That being said, it should come as no surprise that Skype’s retirement is coming soon enough.
Microsoft will bring new MS Teams-Skype interactions
One step that will further push MS Teams into the spotlight is a new update that Microsoft is planning to roll out. This will allow MS Teams users to contact Skype users via messages and even voice calls.
The feature has been on the Office 365 roadmap since July last year, and is finally rolling out this month. It will be available to Office 365 and Microsoft 365 users, and Skype users will need to be called via their email address.
However, Microsoft explains in the Office 365 Message Center that the MS Teams-Skype interoperability feature will be turned off by default, and it will be up to Office 365 admins to enable it.
No further information on the matter has been given, however, users of both programs are most likely excited to hear about the new feature.
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