Earlier this week, we reported that Microsoft will begin rolling out the Microsoft Teams/Skype interoperability at some point later this month. However, it seems like the company has delayed the rollout completion of this feature to the end of June. According to an update posted on the Microsoft 365 admin center, the decision has been made based on the initial feedback from the early adopters, and Microsoft said it still has some work to do on the code to enable the federation:
Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes to the code which have delayed the rollout. We have updated the information below to reflect the new timeline. Thank you for your patience. Your Teams and Skype for consumers users will soon be able to chat and make Voice over IP (VoIP) calls to one another.
It is worth noting that the Microsoft 365 Roadmap hasn’t been updated yet to reflect the new timeline, and it still shows the “General availability” is of this feature is expected in May 2020. However, keep in mind that when it’s finally ready, the feature won’t be readily available for all Microsoft Teams users as Office 365 admins will have to enable it manually in the Microsoft 365 admin center.
While this is not a significant delay, the Teams/Skype interoperability was added to Microsoft 365 roadmap back in July 2019, almost a year ago. This is definitely a much-anticipated feature, and it will come at a time when Microsoft Teams has now more daily active users (75 million) than Skype (40 million).