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Phillip Kenyon
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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/teams-and-skypeforbusiness-coexistence-and-interoper...

 

and my big question, will I be able to set users to teams only? i.e. if someone contacts me in skypefor biz, it comes to a teams chat?

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Hi! This is coming already

Adam
From your link:

Teams only (this mode is rolling out starting in Summer 2018)
As soon as your organization is ready for some or all users to use Teams as their only communications and collaboration tool, you can upgrade those users to Teams only mode.

This means all communication to you happens through Teams, but you can still talk to skype-only users through teams

I know the article 'says' its coming, but when I go into teams admin center, under team upgrade, in coexistence mode : there is NO teams only option. I would embed a screenshot if I could

Solution
Ok , sorry!
It’s probably not rolled out to your tenant yet! Have a look at the below thread! It may be possible with power shell:

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams/Switching-to-Teams-Only-Mode/td-p/207544

/ Adam

Office 365 support told me in June that the Teams only mode wouldn't reach general availability until end of Q3 2018, so it should come soon unless it's pushed back again.

thanks implemented that on my user, and its pretty nice. if you know anyone in the know, the one glitch is if someone sends my user a chat thru s4b, on a PC, it can still open a chat room in s4b. .and .. I can start responding in it.
That’s by design I think! But you can’t initiate a chat yourself through s4b

You can set a user to teams only via PS at this point. The org wide settings are either Skype for business only or Islands (Teams Only is coming in the UI eventually). The best setup I have found is to configure the org wide as Skype and move individual users over to Islands or TeamsOnly as you pilot. If you set the org wide as Islands, the chat lands where it originated, which can cause problems for those not yet migrated. I have my tenant set org-wide=Skype only and I am moving individual pilot users over to TeamsOnly or Islands via PS. The user config takes precedence over the org-wide config. Below is the command to set a user to TeamsOnly via Powershell (disclaimer: believe your users must be homed in Skype for Business Online for the command to work...not sure if it is the same or not for on prem users)

 

Open administrator PowerShell session

 

1. $cred = Get-Credential

2. $sess = New-CsOnlineSession -Credential $cred

3. Import-PSSession -Session $sess -AllowClobber

4. Grant-CsTeamsUpgradePolicy -PolicyName UpgradeToTeams -Identity user@domain.com

 

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