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Scheduled Service Change: Enable Microsoft Teams Banner in Skype for Business 05/23/2021

Event:
2021-05-23 12:00:00
Expected Duration:
2021-05-23 12:15:00
Status:
Closed
Brief Description:
Beginning Sunday, May 23, 2021, a Microsoft Teams notification banner will appear in Skype for Business.
User Impact:
Once the change is made, Skype for Business users will see a purple banner that indicates "Skype for Business will be upgraded to Microsoft Teams. Try it." Clicking the "Try it" button won't affect the user's ability to resume using Skype for Business. If the user has already installed the Teams app, clicking it will launch Teams.
Services Affected:
Web and Video Conferencing
Subsites Affected:
Web and Video Conferencing
Full Description:
Beginning Sunday, May 23, 2021, a Microsoft Teams notification banner will be enabled in Skype for Business. Once the change is made, Skype for Business will display this message: "Skype for Business will be upgraded to Microsoft Teams," along with a button to try Teams. Clicking the button won't affect the user's ability to resume using Skype for Business. If the user has already installed the Teams app, clicking it will launch Teams.

Microsoft has announced the retirement of the Skype for Business service on July 31, 2021. To prepare for this change, Cornell is transitioning remaining Skype for Business users to Microsoft Teams. For more information, see the IT@Cornell news article: https://it.cornell.edu/news/reminder-skype-business-shutdown-changes-coming/20210520.
CIT TDX ID:
351245



Timeline of Changes

Description Current Status Date Time
Beginning Sunday, May 23, 2021, a Microsoft Teams notification banner will be enabled in Skype for Business. Once the change is made, Skype for Business will display this message: "Skype for Business will be upgraded to Microsoft Teams," along with a button to try Teams. Clicking the button won't affect the user's ability to resume using Skype for Business. If the user has already installed the Teams app, clicking it will launch Teams. Microsoft has announced the retirement of the Skype for Business service on July 31, 2021. To prepare for this change, Cornell is transitioning remaining Skype for Business users to Microsoft Teams. For more information, see the IT@Cornell news article: https://it.cornell.edu/news/reminder-skype-business-shutdown-changes-coming/20210520. 2021-05-20 15:17:48