Skype retiring. Transition to Teams. (From ITS)

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to notify you of upcoming service changes to Skype for Business.

On Friday, August 7, the University is moving exclusively to Microsoft Teams and discontinuing Skype for Business. Starting that evening, you will be directed to use Teams if you launch Skype. All Skype meetings that you created will also be converted to Teams meetings.

We are making this change because Microsoft is retiring Skype for Business soon. Teams offers the same instant messaging and conferencing capabilities as Skype, but because it is integrated with Office 365, Teams provides more features and collaboration tools. While our community has been able to use both apps, there are compatibility issues between Skype and Teams.  With everyone on one app, we can communicate and collaborate more seamlessly.

Support and training information for Teams is available on the IT Knowledge Base: If you and others in your area would like a custom demonstration or have any questions about this transition, please do not hesitate to contact the Office 365 team at


Meera Nair


From: Skype Users <SKYPEUSERS-L@LISTSERV.UCONN.EDU> On Behalf Of Nair, Meera
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 10:59 AM
Subject: Skype retiring. Transition to Teams.