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Please check “Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop” on the public roadmap at microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters.. for updates.
Does "Call Support between Teams & Skype Consumer" cover this as well:
- Group messages
- Screen sharing
@warren I don't see anything called consumer federation on the road map you linked to - I also get 0 hits on "convergence".
We have the exact same issue. Quite a few staff are happy with Skype and see no reason to switch to Teams. To make matters worse is that we don't have a centralised IT department that maintains staff workstations, or can mandate the tool of choice.
We’re pleased to confirm the Teams client for Linux will be available in preview by the end of this calendar year, enabling people who use Linux client at work or in educational institutions to collaborate with others on Teams. Users will be able to install native Linux packages in .deb and .rpm formats.
It looks like some people in the thread below have figured it out — we actually have this. You can start a chat both ways; the system will automatically recognize if this person is on Skype for Business or on Teams.
Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.