Starting Oct. 1st, new Office 365 customers with 500 seats or less will be onboarded to Microsoft Teams and will not have access to Skype for Business Online. Tenants that are already using Skype for Business online will be able to continue doing so (including provisioning new users) until they complete their transition to Microsoft Teams. Microsoft has begun offering automatic upgrades from Skype for Business Online to Teams for Microsoft direct customers. Starting November 1st, we will begin offering partner associated customers automatic upgrades from Skype for Business Online to Teams. Tenant Administrators will be given advance notification via email and through the Office 365 Message Center. Next steps:
Remove references to Skype for Business Online in marketing materials for your Office 365 and Microsoft 365 offers by Oct 1st. Review below partner and customer materials to help defining our strategy to support and upgrade customers from Skype for Business to Teams. Select pilot customers to begin testing your upgrade process.