According to Techweb: “Microsoft’s recent Ignite event had some critically important announcements for enterprise communications. Namely, Microsoft’s new Team Collaboration offering, Teams, will be its primary communication/collaboration client in Office 365, eventually displacing Skype for Business in that role. However, Microsoft also announced a new release of the on-premises version of the Skype for Business server, indicating that Skype for Business will continue to be a CPE play for the enterprise for at least the rest of this decade.”
Microsoft Confirms Skype for Business Transition to Teams by Redmond Channel Partner magazine.
“Microsoft indicated this week that the Microsoft Teams client will eventually replace the Skype for Business Online client.
Leaks from Microsoft earlier this month had suggested that Teams would become more than just an Office 365 collaboration workspace for conversations and contacts. It would also get the voice-over-IP capabilities of Skype for Business Online to enable phone calls, as well as meetings capabilities. Microsoft confirmed those ideas.”
Microsoft sure makes it a pain in the ass to use its UC (or intelligent comms) platform. First is was Lync, then it became Skype4Biz; now companies have to transition over to Teams. And all of this framework is under Office365. This isn’t how you dominate a space. This is how you confuse partners and piss off customers, who have to constantly upgrade. Like Win7 to win8 to 8.1 to win10. Like any sane individual wants to keep doing that!