At Ignite 2017, Microsoft have announced that Skype for Business will integrated into Microsoft Teams.
Its no secret that Microsoft have been putting pressure on the likes of Slack in terms of coming up with the ultimate collaboration tool. Here at Yobah, we have been actively using Teams since its release, and it has to be said that we love it. So this integration is very welcoming news.
The whole meeting lifecycle is to take a whole new turn.
"With these changes, Microsoft are clearly setting out their stall with collaboration. Integrating Skype for Business will be the first step of an exciting roadmap ahead"
Ian Wright - CTO
Need to collaborate externally?
No problem, recently Microsoft have updated Teams to allow users to invite external entities to collaborate.
But what about my on-premises Skype for Business Server? Our organization is not ready for Teams yet.
When the rumors started to fly about this integration, we had several customers contact us with concerns about their current investments in Skype for Business server. Microsoft are still committed to evolving Skype for Business Server and a new release will be available in Q4 2018 as well as a shiny new client. So do not panic, they are not pulling the plug just yet.
If you would like further information about Microsoft Teams, then please don't hesitate to contact us.