Migrate Skype for Business Meetings to Teams
When we migrated from Lync to Skype for Business there was an easy to use tool to convert your Lync meetings to Skype for Business meetings.
When moving to Teams it would be extremely useful to have a tool to do the same thing for Skype for Business meetings.
MICROSOFT - Please stop alienating your on-prem customers!!! I'm happy to move SOME services to the cloud but it shouldn't mean having to move EVERYTHING to the cloud.
We have a number of reasons that keeping mail on-prem makes sense from better up-time to having to re-develop several integrations to move to cloud so we don't plan to move mailboxes to online but we would like to move SfB to Teams and need a way to simplify the meeting migrations for our users.
Microsoft either needs to update MMT (Meeting Migration Tool) to migrate meeting to Teams (instead of just SfB Online) or develop MMS (Meeting Migration Service) to function with Exchange On-Prem. My understanding of MMS is it's making the updates via EWS which we've already integrated communication with o365 for Exchange hybrid mode so it doesn't seem like a stretch to make that work.
even if Microsoft doesn't believe it. There are still companies with mailboxes on prem....
So, MMS will not work in this case. BUT, the Migration tool, provided by M$.
is not able to convert the appointments locally from SfB to Teams.
So it's like always. It is assumed that every company pumps everything into the cloud just so that everything works (somehow and sometime)
BRIAN SPEARS commented
I AM MAKING THIS ALL CAPS BECAUSE 225 PEOPLE IN MY ORGANIZATION LOVE THE FACT THAT WHEN YOU JOIN A SKYPE MEETING, IT HAS A POP UP ASKING HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN AUDIO. TEAMS DOES NOT DO THIS AND IT IS HORRIBLE (NOT INTUITIVE) TO JOIN THE CALL VIA YOUR TELEPHONE.
FIX THAT ONE ISSUE AND EVERYONE AT MY COMPANY WILL STOP USING SKYPE AND START USING TEAMS!
Daniel B commented
As noted this happens automatically when moving to Teams only mode. You can also do it as a point in time conversion with PowerShell. This is done by running the Start-CsExMeetingMigration PS command from the Skype Powershell module (one with support for MFA is available):
Start-CsExMeetingMigration -Identity firstname.lastname@example.org -TargetMeetingType Teams
You can check the status of the request using the Get-CsMeetingMigrationStatus command.
Skype meetings convert to Teams after 2-3 hours (the status is pending until then).
Damon Betlow commented
Not sure when this was implemented, but there is an option to migrate a users' Skype for Business meetings to Teams when switching them to Teams-Only mode.
Yes. They have done it again. Another forced change that is foisted on us causing a lot of user unhappiness. I'm fielding outraged calls from my users saying" What do you mean I have to reschedule ALL my Skype meetings" My CE has instructed me to find another UC application. I guess Zoom or Webex or Slack, here we come.
Thanks for this...
And don't even get me started on SharePoint or the floating functionalities of the Admin portals.
Teams has a lot of new features. But Microsoft has made the classic mistake of software engineers dictating the changes and then forcing users to switch. Skype for Business was much more limited than teams, but certain features were much, much, much easier in Skype than they are in Teams. This may be especially true for organizations with relatively speaking small numbers of users (we have around 15)
1. Skype for Business showed me all my users. I find it difficult in Teams and I have to go through efforts to find and set-up users.
2. With the list of users, its showed me their status and time away if away. In Teams I have to hover over each individual users to find time away.
3. When in a call in Skype for Business, when switching to a different window, I had a window with just the user(s) on top. Now I get nothing.
4. Often when I call someone, the ringer doesn't ring at their end; even though it is set to be on. They don't notice that I call. Same issue when IM'ing a user. They might not see it.
5. With a headset, in Skype you could have it ring on the headset AND the computer. NO such options to have it ruing in two places in Teams.
Little things, but very frustrating and unnecessary and causes lost productivity! But MSFT frequently does this.
I agree, I book a lot of meeting per week that run for 12 months at time. Cancelling all these meetings and creating a new teams meeting, is not helpful, and if Microsoft wish a wider adoption of MS Teams a conversion tool would be a huge benefit to achieving this.
Nikkia T. Carter commented
I would also add that we need a way to move the contacts in S4B to Teams please