Microsoft announced today that it has finally delivered on its promise to bring all the messaging, calling and meeting features available in Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams. The news follows a previous claim of feature parity between the two services Microsoft made at its Inspire conference in July.
“Today, we are pleased to announce we have completed our roadmap for bringing Skype for Business Online features and functionality into Teams, and Teams is ready to meet your messaging, meeting and calling needs," the company said in a blog post. "Today, more than 200,000 organizations are using Teams, including nearly 70% of enterprise customers who use Skype for Business Online. We encourage your organization to join them and move to Teams today.”
A quick look at the official roadmap reveals that there are still some new capabilities coming to Microsoft Teams in the fourth quarter of this year, including some Enterprise Voice features still exclusive to Skype for Business Server.
Microsoft said a year ago that it would make Microsoft Teams the main communication hub in Office 365, and companies ready to make the transition from Skype for Business can check out online resources as well as upgrade tools in the Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center. Skype for Business will remain available for enterprise users who still use it, and Microsoft also plans to release a new version of Skype for Business Server on-promises later this year.Further reading: Microsoft Teams, Office 365, Skype for Business