Transition from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams: Latest functionality and upgrade resources

Published 04-02-2020 02:00 PM 21.1K Views

As organizations across the globe are taking their operations online, they are increasingly relying on Microsoft Teams to stay connected, enable remote work and keep their business going. For our Skype for Business customers planning their move to Teams, we want to provide an update on the latest Teams functionality improvements and resources that can help you with your transition.


Recent Teams enhancements to assist with your transition from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams


Available Now

Rolling Out

  • Location-based routing – Restricts the call routing between VoIP endpoints and PSTN endpoints based on the party location, and enforces authorization rules for call routing to PBX or PSTN endpoints

Want to see more? Check out the “What’s New in Microsoft Teams” posts, and view the Microsoft 365 roadmap for other Microsoft Teams features in development.


Need help planning your upgrade to Teams Only?

Throughout your journey from Skype for Business to Teams, we’ve got planning resources and guidance to help drive technical and user readiness in your organization.


Upgrade Planning Workshops
Our free Upgrade Planning Workshops leverage a proven framework to ensure technical and user readiness throughout your organization. Register now for an online session.


End-to-End Upgrade Framework
Visit for everything you need to plan your upgrade journey, including links to videos explaining coexistence and interoperability options, tips for conducting a successful pilot, and the Upgrade Success Kit featuring customizable assets such as a sample project plan, user communications, feedback surveys, and more.


Upgrade Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams Community
Have specific questions about upgrading to Teams? Join Microsoft Teams upgrade conversations  within the Microsoft Tech Community and benefit from the knowledge of subject matter experts.


More than ever, it’s critical to enable remote work to help preserve safety and continuity for your workforce. Microsoft Teams helps your employees, customers, and partners stay connected and productive, from wherever they are. And we’re here to support your upgrade journey.

New Contributor

Thanks, I used some of this information and updated our post on migrating from S4B to Teams, I appreciate it.

Occasional Visitor

¡Hola a todos! Necesito saber si ¿hay alguna forma de que mi Estado en Skype for Business se cambie a "En medio de una llamada" o un estado similar cuando estoy conectada a una reunión de Microsoft Teams? 

Actualmente queda en estado "Disponible" y pueden haber muchas interrupciones durante las reuniones.

Quedaré muy agradecida si pueden ayudarme.

#SkypeForBusiness #EstadodeSkype 

Occasional Visitor



This transition is causing me trouble. The screen background color for meetings and calls changed from vision-friendly and neurologically friendly navy blue to black. It is giving me awful headaches. I suspect it has the potential to trigger migraines and seizures.  Please change the default color from black back to navy blue or allow users to personalize the background color. 


Thank you!


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