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Report: Microsoft Teams and Skype Integration Has Been Delayed Until June

A report suggests Microsoft has delayed its Skype and Microsoft Teams integration by another month, despite the roadmap showing a May launch.

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Back in March, we reported on 's plans to integrate its and services. The cross functionality was expected in April, but as you probably know it didn't happen. It now seems the integration has been delayed and won't happen until June.

According to Brad Sams at Petri, Microsoft has referenced the delay in the Office 365 Admin Center. He says early testers of the Skype and Microsoft Teams integration were unhappy with the results. Microsoft has delayed the rollout to focus on improved the tools.

The new launch date for the combined functionality is now pegged for the end of next month. It seems Microsoft has yet to update the Microsoft 365 Roadmap website to reflect the change. Instead, the roadmap still points to the end of May, which was the first delayed schedule.

Integrated Tools

You may remember the integration will allow Microsoft Teams users to make calls and send messages directly to Skype users. In other words, recipients won't need to be using Teams to receive messages and calls.

As we discussed in March, the integration is disabled by default. The feature will only be actionable by Admins heading to and managing external access settings.

Furthermore, this move is different from Microsoft's efforts to fold Skype for Business into Microsoft Teams.

Back in August 2018, Microsoft confirmed Teams had reached feature parity with Skype for Business Online. Some users have voiced disagreement and said several features are missing. Skype for Business online remains open, but it will be shuttered next year.

SourcePetri
Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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