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Categories: Skype | Teams

June 15, 2020

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(Updated) New Feature: Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop

From Microsoft Corporation

MC205801, Stay Informed, Published date: Mar 7, 2020

Updated May 28, 2020: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes to the code which have delayed the rollout. We have updated the information below to reflect the new timeline and experience. Additionally, we have clarified the location of the setting in the Teams admin center. Thank you for your patience.

Your Teams and Skype for consumers users will soon be able to chat and make Voice over IP (VoIP) calls to one another.

  • We’ll be gradually rolling this out at the end of March 2020.
  • The rollout will be completed by the end of June (previously April).

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 53935How does this affect me?

Teams users in your organization can chat with and call Skype users by using their email address and vice versa.What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

Teams-Skype interoperability is enabled by default, but we will honor existing settings.

Admins who wish to control this feature will need to go to Teams admin center > Org-wide settings > External access and Enable users to communicate with Skype users.

admin center

You might also consider updating your user training and notifying your help desk.

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