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Skype for Business Online Plan 1 will be retired, effective August 1 2018, Microsoft Recommend F1 Plans

Published 09/07/2018 - 0 Comments

A fairly niche Office 365 plan, “Skype for Business Online Plan 1” included group IM, ability to transfer files in IM, audio and HD video calling to Skype for Business users but no Office 365 application licences.

It will be retired, effective August 1 2018. After that date customers can no longer purchase new Skype for Business Plan 1 subscriptions, and existing subscriptions will not renew automatically when they expire and will not provide a renewal option.

Both Skype for Business Online Plan 1 commercial and government SKUs are retired.

Microsoft’s recommendation is to move to F1 plans or other Office 365 plans

Updated options:

Not the best choice of URLs all things considered, IMHO Smile

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 and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

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