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Skype for Business replaced by Teams

Skype for Business is being replaced by Microsoft Teams.  Microsoft plans to retire Skype for Business on July 31st, 2021.  Because of Microsoft’s focus on Teams as a communication hub going forward, we strongly recommend using Teams whenever possible.  More information about Microsoft Teams at the UW is available on our UW SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Groups page.

Who Can Use UW Skype for Business

  • Skype for Business is available through Office 365
  • Current Staff, Faculty and Students automatically have UW Office 365 accounts
  • The Office 365 Provisioning tool can be used to activate both Shared UW NetIDs and UW affiliates for UW Office 365

Downloading Skype for Business

Skype for Business can be downloaded via the “Apps and Devices” section on your Office 365 Account page.

Skype for Business Web Scheduler (Web Browser)

The Skype for Business Web Scheduler  allows you to create and update meetings and send invitations in the cloud without a local Skype for Business application installed.

Skype for Business Web App

You don’t need Skype for Business installed to join a Skype for Business meeting. If you are invited to a Skype for Business meeting and you join from a computer that does not have a Skype for Business application installed, the browser-based Skype for Business Web App opens automatically and allows you to join.

See  What is Skype for Business Web App? for more information from Microsoft on the Skype for Business Web App.