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Changing Of the Old Guard

October 04, 2017 By Michael Waltner - Business Development Representative, Cloud Solutions

First there was Lync, then there was Skype for Business now there is Teams.

Microsoft Teams is one of Office 365’s fastest growing products that is changing the way users communicate.

Teams has been such a success Microsoft announced that the Team collaboration app will replace the current Skype for Business at Microsoft client in Office 365 "over time," though the company has not provided an exact time frame.

Teams will be getting new calling features and meeting enhancements, including inbound and outbound calls to public switch telephone network (PSTN) numbers, voicemail, and an audio conferencing preview feature that enables participants to join a Teams meeting from any phone.

Don’t worry for all you Skype lovers out there, Microsoft does plan to release a new version of Skype for Business Server in the second half of 2018 for enterprise customers.

There will also be full calling and messaging interoperability between Teams and Skype for Business.

Beyond text or voice communications and meetings Teams lets you tailor work space to include key cloud services, explore data and get updates from the apps.

Online meetings and interoffice communications are a top priority for Microsoft, the constant evolution and focus around the topic are proof of that dedication.