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How to Get Rid of Your Fax Machines… Finally Dan Aylward September 11, 2019 Many organizations still rely on faxing to secure and authenticate transmitted documents, but it’s time to move on. With this announcement, Microsoft seeks to make clear that neither Skype consumer nor Skype for Business Server will be affected by the retirement of the Skype for Business Online service, as noted in a blog post outlining the decision. And yet, this does foreshadow an eventual end for Skype for Business Server. Making UC Accessible for All Dave Mailer July 03, 2019 Look for solutions from companies like Cisco, Microsoft, and Zoom to serve the needs of all types of users. With today’s announcement, organizations both running Skype for Business Server and Skype for Business Online should hasten to develop a specific communications and collaboration roadmap. For larger organizations with tens of thousands of users, two years can go by very quickly.Tags:News & ViewsSkype for Business OnlineSkype for Business ServerUnified CommunicationsCloud CommunicationsDeployment ModelsNews & ViewsProduct NewsTeam Collaboration Tools & Workspaces Articles You Might Like Once Skype for Business Online is gone, Skype for Business Server becomes more of an on-premises “orphan” in the Office 365 family. With almost every other application and tool, Microsoft provides both an on-premises and cloud-based option: Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, Azure, and Azure Stack. Microsoft announced today that it will retire Skype for Business Online on July 31, 2021, two years from now. Toward that end, starting this Sept. 1, Microsoft will onboard all new Office 365 customers directly to Teams. And, after July 31, 2021, the Skype for Business Online service will no longer be accessible or supported. Organizations currently using Skype for Business Online will be able to continue to add new users up until the retirement date in 2021. Any companies that want to start up with Skype for Business Online — although it’s unclear why they would at this point — would need to create its tenants in the next month. grave.jpg Log in or register to post comments See All in Unified Communications » How to Choose? Best of Breed vs. Single Solution Elizabeth (Beth) English August 28, 2019 Whether best of breed or single source, an enterprise should consider its needs, regulatory requirements, and other factors before deciding on a UC solution. UC 2.0: The Future of Unified Communications Eran Abramson June 10, 2019 UC is on a positive path, with great promises and capabilities to come. Open Source’s Role in UC & Networking on the Rise Sorell Slaymaker July 12, 2019 Exploring the impact of the software revolution that’s quietly empowering more open source networking and communications solutions read more