Microsoft Teams is Replacing Skype for Business

Skype for Business is being retired and replaced with Microsoft Teams

On July 31, 2021, Microsoft is discontinuing Skype for Business. It is being replaced with Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams features chat options similar to Skype, and also includes richer messaging tools and new features to better collaborate within each unit. 

UCI staff or faculty still using Skype for Business will need to begin using Microsoft Teams by end of day, Tuesday, July 13


Getting started

To access Microsoft Teams, users can search for the Microsoft Teams application on their computer, or download Microsoft Teams onto their UCI computer or mobile device. Users can also access Teams from a web browser by logging into Microsoft 365 Online and selecting Teams from the app drawer on the upper left corner. 

For help getting started with Microsoft Teams, OIT will be hosting a virtual training on Tuesday, July 13th at 2:00pm. Please RSVP here. Additional support is also available on the OIT Microsoft Teams page.