Skype for Business messaging ends Oct 15 – switch to MS Teams

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Published: 5Oct2021

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. As of October 15, 2021, faculty and staff members (except those who were given a Skype/Lync phone) will no longer be able to sign into the Skype for Business app.

Lync/Skype phone users: Those who have a Lync/Skype phone will be been migrated to the new Cisco Webex Telephone service in October and November. Look for emails about your telephone migration date.

Students: Note that Skype for Business online was decommissioned for students in July, 2021.

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