Farewell to Skype for Business, will be replaced by Microsoft Teams


This Monday, Microsoft held its annual Information Technology event, Microsoft Ignite, in Orlando, Florida. Among the announcements was the official Skype for replacement for Microsoft Teams, the equipment management tool that will launch the earlier this year to compete with Slack and the like.

Microsoft Teams will be updated with new for calls and meetings including the ability to make and receive calls to landlines, call waiting, call forwarding, voicemail and audio calls in conference.

However, [Microsoft no planea abandonar a los usuarios de Skype for Business aún] ((https://www.petri.com/official-skype-business-sidelined-favor-teams), and in fact there will be a new version of Skype for Business Server for the second half of 2018. The company wants Microsoft Teams to be the core communication client within Office 365.

New plans for Microsoft 365

Mid-year the company announced Microsoft 365, a new offering that offers Windows 10 and Office in one package . This time they have added two new solutions to help customer facing workers and educators.

Microsoft 365 F1 : Joins Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + .

      • Microsoft 365 : Includes Office 365 for Education, Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility + Security and Minecraft: Education Edition.

      Microsoft 365 has also implemented enhancements to Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) features such as anti-phishing enhancements, enhanced protection in OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams.

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