Today's guest blogger is Madi Traxinger, Marketing Analyst

In case you have not heard the news, on July 30, 2019 Microsoft announced that Skype for Business will be retiring on July 31, 2021. Once this date passes Skype for Business will no longer be accessible for its users. In addition to this, starting on the 1st of September 2019 new Office 365 customers will be introduced to the use of Microsoft Teams instead of Skype for Business. Microsoft made this announcement so that you can be prepared not only for the future, but so that you can look for possible alternative solutions.Thankfully there is an easy solution for you: Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams combines video, chatting, calling, and document collaboration all in one place. You and your colleagues can now communicate with each other in not just multiple different ways, but you can also communicate in multiple different locations. This is possible since Microsoft Teams works at your desktop or on the go through your mobile device. Microsoft Teams aims to help you and your business communicate and collaborate better than Skype for Business.

As a business that previously used Skype for Business, we understand the hesitation in changing to a new platform. However, we have migrated to Microsoft Teams and have found that it makes our work environment more unified and connected. We recommend that you and your company make the switch to Microsoft Teams and we want to help you ease into the transition. As a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, we would love to talk to you about helping your company migrate to Microsoft Teams before the end of Skype for Business. We want to help take the hassle out of making the switch help you every step of the way. Magenium Solutions is equipped and qualified to help you and your business make the jump from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. Feel free to reach out to us to talk about how you and your business can make the switch, so that it is not the end of the world when Skype for Business retires next year.