As someone who uses Skype for podcast recording I’m keenly aware that most people do not understand the difference between ‘Skype’ and “Skype for Business’ so having a differentiated name will make my life easier.
Microsoft Teams isn’t even a year old, but it’s about to replace Skype for Business.
As podcaster, the call quality & stability on Skype is definitely going downhill and we currently evaluating shifting our voice requirements to use Slack. Most people have Slack these days and the call quality seems much more robust and stable in testing.
Everyone pointed out that Microsoft was going to ruin Skype because its unable sustain a quality software product. And so far, they have thats been correct:
Microsoft says it has been building a new Skype infrastructure that has been “evolving rapidly,” and it will serve as the enterprise-grade service for voice, video, and meetings in Microsoft Teams. A new Skype for Business server will be available in the second half of 2018 for customers not ready to move to Teams, but Microsoft is pushing Office 365 users will to move over to Teams as the key communications client instead of relying on Skype for Business.
Can Microsoft put its previous collaboration products behind it ? Can it really make the break to a text-centred, asynchronous collaboratio tool ? Can they move past Outlook, Sharepoint and Messenger ?
Just saying that out loud makes me laugh.
Microsoft Teams is replacing Skype for Business to put more pressure on Slack – The Verge : https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/25/16360072/microsoft-teams-replacing-skype-for-business