Transition to Microsoft Teams (From Daily Digest)

Transition to Microsoft Teams

At UConn, all faculty, staff, and students can instant message and meet with Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. With Teams, you can do more. Because it is fully integrated into Office 365 (O365), you can access other apps and services, like your files in OneDrive and your calendar, while using Teams.

Microsoft is retiring Skype for Business. Before this happens, Information Technology Services (ITS) is moving our UConn community exclusively to Teams. With everyone on one app, we can communicate and collaborate seamlessly and avoid compatibility issues between Skype and Teams.

After August 7th, only Teams will be available. To support this transition, ITS is providing training opportunities.

  • On Monday, July 13 at 10:00 am, Microsoft will host a live event where they will cover how to use the Teams. You can attend the live event by clicking the following link at the scheduled time: Join Live Event. This event will be recorded and made available for later viewing.
  • If your department or area would like a session targeted to your specific needs, ITS can provide a custom demonstration. Send requests to

For details information about Teams, including how it compares to Skype and how to use its features, visit the IT Knowledge Base:

For more information, contact: ITS at