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Teams and Skype Interop Feature Limitations & Workarounds

With more organizations adopting Microsoft teams and upgrading from Skype for Business, there are more users in those organizations that have a mix of Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business usage.

The experience of one user using Microsoft Teams, and another user using Skype for Business largely depends on what coexistence mode each user is in.  The coexistence mode is set in a Teams Upgrade policy which applies to the user account. There is a global Teams Upgrade policy defined at the tenant level which takes precedent if there is no Teams Upgrade policy applied to the user.

I often get questions from a Skype for Business user when . . . → Read More: Teams and Skype Interop Feature Limitations & Workarounds

Current Surface Hub Options for Skype for Business Online & Teams

The Microsoft Surface Hub has been a popular choice for a next generation collaboration device for Skype for Business & Teams with it’s immersive and feature rich meeting experiences. As organizations migrate to the cloud and look to upgrade their collaboration devices, this quick post addresses a common question – does the shipping version of Surface Hub support Microsoft Teams, and is it worth waiting for the newly announced Surface Hub 2.0?

If you are not familiar with the Microsoft Surface Hub collaboration experience, there are some quick videos here which illustrate the power of this device within a meeting room setting.

Surface Hub 2 Not Widely . . . → Read More: Current Surface Hub Options for Skype for Business Online & Teams

The Skinny on Skype for Business and Teams

As expected, at Ignite, Microsoft announced their plans around Skype for Business (SfB) and Teams at this session: https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/56548.

Here is what you need to know:

Skype for Business Server will continue and evolve stand-alone product. Brand new refresh of main stream support expected in Q4 of 2018 Will also refresh the SfB client during this time Microsoft will continue invest in voice features Will include Team integration in hybrid Skype for Business Online (SfBO) Features will be available in Teams, and over time the Teams Client will become the client for Users to Consume all Communication and Collaboration Features Features include IM, Presence, Calling, Conferencing, Meetings, Contact & . . . → Read More: The Skinny on Skype for Business and Teams