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.
Please check “Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop” on the public roadmap at microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters.. for updates.
Unbelievable. We want one solution to chat and speak with regular /personal skype users. Now users won't adapt teams because this is one of the basic functions they need.
Graham Wharton commented
I find it astonishing that now that office 365 teams installations are now being rolled out with "Teams Only" coexistence mode by default and not allowed to be changed, that this feature is still some 6 months away from being rolled out. My mind is well and truly boggled!
I thought one of the great things about upgrading to Office 365 business would be easier collaboration with my customers. Now being told that I cannot now use skype for business leaves my customers unable to make contact with me unless I revert to using skype consumer!!!
Just started using this app but was not able to find out how to add external contacts for chat. Is this functionality avb?
John Gwinner commented
This is absolutely a minimum requirement for us. We constantly make overseas voice calls to our customers and suppliers via Skype (NOT Skype for Business).
What is also frustrating is that searching for this feature gets muddled up with "Skype for Business" as searching for "Teams to Skype" keeps matching S4B.
Gp De Ciantis commented
For those who keep asking about "when" please see this link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=interop%2Cskype
Please the comments further down. There you find when it is planned
Peter H commented
@Alex : you posted 3 months ago that the Skype-Teams integration is 'officially planned'. Can you shed a light on when users can finally expect to see something then ?
I have business partners that have been lulled into starting to use Teams, have been 'kicked out' of their Skype, and have no means of communicating with their customers world wide via neither system.…
So we're back to good old landlines and mobiles...
Can you integrate the Skype credit within office 365 so it can be used when making conference calls to clients whose organisation restricts Skype use ie governments, major companies. Or companies on platforms that do not use Microsoft Products due to policy.
Can make a discussion from Microsoft Teams with different skype contacts
can I make a discussion from several members of the team with different skype interlocutors?
This is fantastic news! Our BT team will surely be reviewing security and permissions before allowing this necessary function.
Thomas Lienhard commented
Communication between Consumer Skype and Teams is a very important feature that has to be implemented in Teams before Skype for Business is faded out.
Charles Rube commented
Since Teams phone system does not support SMS, at least provide consumers, i.e. customers, an option to use Skype to 'text' us.
@alberto Robles Please read the comments already made
Alberto Robles commented
Please, integrate public Skype (not Skype for Business) into Teams. Thank you!
@james Filmore, Please read the previous comments.
James Fillmore commented
Is there a release date for this yet? is all of this stuff going to come at ignite?
Request an implementation that can easily change the display name of consumer Skype on the client.
Brian Walsh commented
@anthony Stansfield. According to the roadmap, this is in development, and scheduled for Q1 2020
Microsoft Teams - Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop
Enable Teams and Skype for Consumers users to chat and make VoIP calls to each other
Featured ID: 53935
Added to Roadmap: 7/30/2019
Last Modified: 8/1/2019
Tags: Microsoft Teams, O365
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