Skype for Business has been replaced with Microsoft Teams
In preparation for Microsoft’s planned retirement of Skype for Business in July 2021, it has now been replaced with MS Teams at the University.
Teams is available for all staff and students and is an innovative solution for collaboration and teamwork, bringing together chat (IM), meetings, audio/video calling, file management and a project workspace.
For an overview of the Teams platform, view the Welcome to Microsoft Teams video. More information is also available on our Microsoft Teams support pages (login required).
FAQsQ. Will I be able to contact people who are still using Skype for Business outside the organisation?
A. Yes, you can use Microsoft Teams to message/call/video call people using Skype for Business.
A. You will receive the messages from people using Skype for Business in the chat function in Teams.
Q. How can I attend existing/recurrent Skype for Business meetings?
A. There will be no change to this. The Skype for Business client with meeting functionality will continue to be available.
Q. What will happen to my Skype chat history? Will it be lost?
A. You will not lose any data. Skype for Business chat history is stored in your 'conversation history' folder in Outlook, located in the left-hand folder pane.
Q. How can I find more information and support on using Microsoft Teams?