Skype integration (Consumer Federation)
It would be nice to integrate public Skype (not Skype for Business) into Teams. I am able to chat with Skype for business users within my organization but when working with external clients I still have to go back to public Skype. If I could even just simply chat and call with Skype users as well that would allow me to use Teams as my sole communication platform.
Admins can now enable their tenant to allow Teams users to chat with and call Skype users by using their email address and vice versa.
More details here: https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/teams-skype-interop for more details
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Emile Klomp commented
Please give an update on this. We really need this feature for the adoption of Microsoft Teams to happen within our organisation.
We have an Enterprise agreement with obviously 100's of business user's - as per other comments as a business we are holding back moving over to teams due to the issue of not being able to "chat" between Teams and SfB.
ANY UPDATE FROM THE MICROSOFT ADMIN TEAM? (Alex? Feb 12 the 2019 post?)
Renato Pereira commented
This is stupid behavior since it seems that MS developers cannot talk with each others inside the same company! Its a absurd! So our employee should have Skype for Business (worst interface experience ever) and use a 'normal' skype with their personal account to talk with external partners/customer which uses 'normal' skype.
Hey Microsoft, wake up! Are you developer tools for business or just kidding me?
We have the worst Windows ever in terms of slownes and when you look news about next releases they are creating Xbox experience, emojis and etc. Who asked this end-user features?
Why not expend time developing to solve company user problems since they pay your salary and ask for usefull tools to work better!?!?
Do you know that MS Teams cannot have MS Whiteboard inside its channels and you need use external tool??
Do you know that MS Team you cannot send file to external contacts but only for your colleagues inside you company?
Come on MS!!! Wake up to business users needs!
This needs to happen!
Craig Cowley commented
Is there any update or anything at all regarding this?
I see nothing in the "roadmap" or mentioned anywhere else, apart from here to say this is being worked on.
It's not only holding us back from fully migrating to teams, it's holding back the vast majority of our customers.
This is not so much a feature request as a bug notification. Guys this is such a basic requirement, I find it hard to believe it is not there from the start. And then to see in this thread "I actually have a best practice on my team to NEVER put anything as declined" And then guess what... declined.
Please reconsider. This is the sort of nonsense that will drive people to third party solutions.
please add this feature !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Korbinian Bartholdy commented
Great idea, please add this feature :)
We've used skype for communication with external partners and applicants in the past and today I saw in my SfB, that it said "Chatmessages and Calls are now sent to Microsoft Teams directly". However it is not possible for me to contact external "normal" skype users in Teams, neither is it possible now for me to use SfB anymore for that.
Somehow it's like being "cut off" from Skype, so this feature would be very much appreciated, thank you!
I signed up with Office 365 for business to access Skype for Business because it is HIPPA compliant. As a doctor I need to video chat w people who have personal Skype. Please remedy this. Thank you.
Joe Kunkel commented
How is not already a thing? Teams should absolutely work with Skype personal. It's the only thing holding us back to migrating to teams - we have a lot of other customers/staff that use skype personal.
This is the usual Microsoft malarkey, send a new product out to replace an existing one, but dont add half the features needed!
Please add this functionality!
Completely agree the ability for Teams to communicate with Skype is critical. New hires, presentations, lunch and learns, etc.
This is currently limiting our use of Teams - we'd love to fully adopt Teams but need to be able to video/audio call with consumer Skype users (i.e. those with a free Microsoft account such as *@outlook.com)
As many have said I think simply allowing video and audio calling would be a huge plus. We currently have to set up a consumer Microsoft account to facilitate this which is not good news for security and much more confusing for the user.
cant move my organization to teams if they still have to use skype
Being forced to migrate to teams then having this feature removed is like what the heck? Sort please, already have 2 clients requesting this and we're having to tell them that it was cut off the roadmap..
Mehmet Parmaksizoglu commented
Please, can we get an update on this? This is a really critical feature for us.
Microsoft, it's absolutely ridiculous not to have this feature.
Daniel Blystone commented
This is a critical use issue for us. We are a private school with international students and often need to communicate with potential students as well as current families of students using Skype. With Teams and Skype for Business being the only things we can use on our tenant, we need it to talk to Personal Skype accounts. Please put me on the list to be notified when this feature is finally working.
Has this been added in yet, or do we need to move to another platform? It is a dealbreaker for a corporate move to Office 365. No Skype, no move.