Sep 07 2017 11:32 AM
Sep 07 2017 11:32 AM
Interesting development today... https://www.petri.com/goodbye-skype-business-hello-teams What will we hear about at Ignite?
Sep 07 2017 11:48 AM - edited Sep 07 2017 11:50 AM
Sep 07 2017 12:01 PM
Thanks John for the MC heads up! This is surely not that way MS would have planned to do it, with the self-inflicted leak!
While I am somewhat surprised by the whole thing, I think this is ultimately a good thing, some consolation was in order with the feature overlap and which tool was best etc, this should ultimately help if done right. It's sure going to be interesting.
Sep 07 2017 12:17 PM
It would be nice if the link to "additional information" in the Message Center actually brought you to a page where some information was available...
Sep 07 2017 12:20 PM - edited Sep 07 2017 12:33 PM
Yes, the bad "additional info" link is just one of several problems with that message center notice. Is this SfB Online only? How do we opt-in? What "action" is required to be done
today a year from now? (post-dating for exactly one year caused confusion with at least one user!)
Sep 07 2017 12:21 PM
Looks like a long lead in for this transition as action seems to be required by September 7, 2018, which might be the last date that a tenant can switchover.
Sep 07 2017 12:24 PM
The action is by September 7, 2018, a year from now.
Everything about this situation indicates a product team scrambling to react to the leak caused by a graphic slipping out into the wild earlier today. It's yet another indication of how difficult it is to control all the moving parts within Office 365.
Sep 07 2017 12:47 PM
Sep 07 2017 12:50 PM
It's disappeared from the Message center now, like we didn't notice but hopefully, better comms are being put together right now.
Sep 07 2017 01:31 PM
@John Wynne wrote:
Absolutely, let's pretend that didn't happen :)
I wonder what can we realistically expect before Ignite? Now the cats out of the bag, I think a lot of detail has to be forthcoming, there will be a lot of frustrated customers out there otherwise that need to know what's going on. Wait for Ignite isn't going to cut it now I think?
Sep 07 2017 03:46 PM
Sep 07 2017 04:07 PM
Now that the cat is well and truly out of the proverbial bag, maybe Microsoft could get ahead of the game and provide a briefing on what the path forward is for Skype for Business and how Teams plays in the transition.. There are many ideas as to what might happen, but it would be nice to have some definitive guidance...
Sep 07 2017 05:36 PM
Another case of a major code change making it all the way to customer prod tenants by mistake? This is an alarming trend.