Please check “Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop” on the public roadmap at microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters.. for updates.
Wow, it took 2.5 years for them to realise this was absolutely a good idea. Oh the inertia.
Just look at Warren the decliner, chucking away like it's all a big joke.
Declining and ignoring this request forces staff to use personal Skype (consumer) accounts to communicate with contacts outside of O365.
Pestering clients to use guest access is not going to happen either.
Probably the votes to this topic will skyrocket once organsations are forced into Teams to discover a vital line of communication is missing.
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And there are far more votes for the related issue here too: