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Skype for Business End of Life August 22, 2022

Effective August 22, 2022, Skype for Business will no longer be supported by TWU for university accounts. Microsoft ended support for the product as of July 31, 2021.

Previous Skype content will be migrated to Microsoft Teams for use and enhanced collaboration capabilities. In addition, there are many additional university-supported solutions to meet the collaboration needs of our Skype for Business users.  You’re invited to explore these solutions to prepare for TWU Skype for Business End of Life.  For your migration preparation, review the educational content for these recommended solutions:


Business Case

Supported Solution

Instructional-related classes, meetings, or gatherings

Zoom in Canvas*

Work- or research-related collaboration (Chat, Call, Screen Sharing etc...)


Phone calls

RingCentral Phones

Large Group Webinar (more than 300 attendees)

Zoom Webinar

*Zoom is the university-approved solution for virtual instruction in concert with the Canvas Learning Management system.


While there are additional "university-approved" solutions for most of these examples, IT Solutions recommends and supports the solutions listed.