Only need Skype for Business
I do not have a team, I use Skype for Business for my clients. This app is not helpful for my daily business use. I only want to use Skype for Business calls.
Simon Jones commented
We are happy with SfB. We need those features ONLY. Presence, chat, meetings, phone and video calling, interoperability with our Polycom desk phones.
We require interoperability with Skype which is not available in Teams.
Teams is PANTS and overkill for what we need. I want SfB to stop offering Teams and never mention it again. I have tried editing the Coexistence Mode in Teams admin centre and it won't change from "Islands" to "SfB only". It says the notification setting is controlled by Microsoft and I can't change it.
I do not want Teams. It does not do what we want, well or at all. It does a load of useless things we will NEVER want. It is difficult to use. It is unfinished and generally awful.
Lance Aughey commented
I'll add my 2.5 cents...
Teams is overkill for the small companies that have teams of 1 or 2. I'll say it again...OVER. KILL. The notion that in Teams, employees can now create teams, channels, install add-on apps, etc., makes my blood boil -- as if anyone with half a brain would consider letting employees "manage" all of the useless fluff (when I say useless, I mean specifically for the small companies) before deploying this over-hyped bloatware. All this marketing language about Skype being limited and lacking functionality being the reason why it's soon-to-be retired...what a crock o' ****. I have no idea with whom they collected feedback from, but I can assure everyone reading this comment (with the same level of concern) that Microsoft didn't talk with us small companies. And then, after all of this (marketing garbage), we still have Planner and StaffHub and Kaizala and Teams and Skype and...umm, what's next? In closing, it seems like yesterday we were finally able to get everyone off Skype (consumer) and into Skype for Business...due to the lack of management/control of accounts...and now this...what a joke. BTW, it looks like we will be going back the way we came...to Skype (consumer) because, get this, it apparently now provides a means in which companies can manage accounts associated with their businesses (or so I've heard). In the end, crazy small companies (less than 50) don't need yet another place to dump/share files (remember file servers...and SharePoint...and Dropbox...and Drive?), plan/conduct/carry out meetings, download and install apps, etc. What an absolutely ridiculous pile of malarkey.
I'm happy to use Teams for when I'm interacting with a team. It lets me share files, leave persistent comments, make a wiki and so on.
I use Skype for Business for those one-on-one chat sessions, for private conversations, for things that are not shared with a team. (And for seeing presence, which works very well - far easier than Teams).
Therefore, I need Skype for Business *and* I need Teams. They do different things. They serve completely different needs.
Please keep these two services separate. Some will want Teams only. Some will want Skype for Business only. Some may even want both, but kept separate. Squashing Skype for Business into Teams is making a horrible mess.
I totally agree. Teams are useless if I can't use them to call Skype 4 Business AND Skype!
Agreed. I had a client "upgraded" with no option to roll back before they were ready.
Jake Skeens commented
Agreed. They need to allow orgs to move back to Skype for Business.
I agree. I use skype for business regularly but am a one person business. How can I get back to my original set up?