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Thierry Barthel
Occasional Contributor

 Hi,

 

As I start to plan our migration to Teams only (we are actually using both Teams and Skype for Business), I am making some try out.

 

Using Skype for business we can contact Skype user without any issue.

 

But using Teams it fails even if the setting are engaged to do so :

2018-08-24 20_57_46-External access - Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center.pngCan anyone help ?

 

Many thanks

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Solution
You cannot message Skype users from teams. They cancelled that roadmap item. Hopefully they change their mind but as of now if you want to message Skype people they need to setup a free teams and they would have to invite you to tjteir team or vise Versa as a guest.

How can Teams replace Skype for Business if the feature are not the same ?

I am going to postpone that migration to the very last minute.

 

Typically Microsoft again !

It is too bad because I do agree- if you want it to replace a tool, you need it to do what the other tool did, unless MS is planning on just killing old Public Skype?  It does often seem that MS comes up with a great tool... and develops it to 95% and then stops, and that last 5% is usually the part that won't allows us admins to actually fully embrace a tool.  An example of this is MS Team and calendar- Team was launched without a shared calendar as a team tab- really? what kind of team doesn't have a group calendar- and they don't always want to open Outlook to see it... So close and yet, still fundamental parts that make it work perfect alludes us for months and months.

Lets just hope MS is reading those uservoice comments and rethink :)

 

Adam

The problem is to contact Skype users not Skype for Business users

As said before this feature was dismissed by Microsoft but now it's under re-evaluation!

@Thomas Binder  thank you for the link. Voted. 

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