Students: The Skype for Business "Online" service has been decommissioned as of Monday, July 12, 2021. For communication with McGill parties, including text messaging, audio/video calls, virtual meetings and filesharing, we recommend using Microsoft Teams.
Faculty and staff members: If you are still using Skype for Business "On premise" for text messaging and video/audio calls, please switch to Microsoft Teams, the recommended application for internal McGill communications. Skype for Business service will be decommissioned for all faculty and staff members later this year, once Lync/Skype phone users have been migrated to the new Cisco Webex Telephone solution.
If you are currently using a Lync/Skype phone you are encouraged to sign up to be an Early Adopter on the Telephone Evolution website.
- View the initial announcement about Skype for Business end of support, posted in January, 2021.
- We recommend you disable Skype for Business from launching automatically when you start up your computer.