Important Microsoft Teams updates

Are you using Microsoft Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams for remote collaboration? Here are some important updates per December 2021.

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No Internet Explorer support
The Microsoft Teams web app – also known as Teams in the browser – will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 or older versions after November 30, 2020. The alternative is using the desktop app of Teams or use one of the supported browsers like Edge, Chrome or Safari.

Skype for Business Admin Center Retirement
On December 1st 2020 Microsoft will retire the Skype for Business admin center. Customers still using Skype for Business technology and solutions can utilize the Teams Admin Center for all tasks.

Weekly new features
Now lots of organizations are using Teams as the primary solution to support ‘work from home’, Microsoft is investing a lot of time and money in improvement of the Teams solution. It is almost too much to cover, but Microsoft keeps track of its own improvements. Take a regular look at the ‘What’s new in Microsoft Teams’ page to stay tuned.

End of commercial license trail
The Office 365 E1 commercial Teams trial has ended. Customers who were in a COVID-19 six-month Teams trial will be converted to the Teams Exploratory Service, as long as the organization has at least one paid license for Teams. Each user who was in the previous trial will automatically be migrated after first logon.
Users can still use most of the Teams functionality, but management of users and the Teams environment is limited. Please see the Microsoft documentation or contact us for more information.

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