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Microsoft Roadmap for bringing Skype for Business Abilities to Microsoft Teams

Published 27/10/2017 - 3 Comments

At Ignite, Microsoft announced their intent for Microsoft Teams to be the primary client/service for Unified Communications and Collaboration in Office 365. Ultimately, Microsoft want customers to move away from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams. Skype for Business Server continues to exist with a new version next year.

This week Microsoft released a detailed roadmap specifically explaining when “SfB features and abilities” will come to Microsoft Teams. I say “abilities” as in some cases it wont be an exact 1:1 feature mapping, but Microsoft aim to cover the same business/user requirements.

You can find a brief Tech Community blog post here. The roadmap was released on the Office 365 roadmap site and as a PDF.

The PDF offers the following slides split into Messaging, Meetings and Calling.

We also got some official details on how SfB Phones will be supported on Microsoft Teams, I’ve detailed that here.

 

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Tom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot

Principal Solutions Architect at Modality Systems
Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at tomtalks.show and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

3 comments

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Microsoft Teams now has Cloud Phone System and Microsoft PSTN Calling Plans - Tom Talks - 13/12/2017 Reply

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