Skype for Business Online Plan 1 will Retire on 1st August

Skype for Business Online Plan 1 will Retire on 1st August

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The Skype for Business Online Plan 1 will be retired, effective August 1 2018. After that date resellers can no longer sell new Skype for Business Plan 1 subscriptions. Existing subscriptions will not renew automatically when they expire and will not provide a renewal option.

To ensure continuity for customers, resellers should transition customers with expiring Skype for Business Online Plan 1 subscriptions to a supported SKU option, listed below. Crayon recommends moving customers to new subscriptions before the subscription’s yearly end date to avoid any service outages for customers.

Note:
Both Skype for Business Online Plan 1 commercial and government subscriptions are retired.

Resellers can move customers to a new plan at any time using the Cloud-iQ portal. 

Skype for Business Online Plan 1 replacement plans:

  • Option 1: Office 365 Enterprise F1
  • Option 2: Microsoft 365 Enterprise F1
  • Option 3: Other Office 365 plans
Feature Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
Get all the features included in Skype for Business Online Plan 1 Yes Yes Yes
IM and presence Yes Yes Yes
Peer-to-peer Audio and Video over IP Yes Yes Yes
Join meetings as an authenticated user Yes Yes Yes

 

Transitioning customers to new product plans:

Migrating customers from retired SKUs to newer ones requires the following steps:

  • Purchase the new subscription in the Cloud-iQ portal
  • Reassign current user licenses in the Office 365 tenant of the customers
  • Cancel old subscription

If you have any questions, please reach out to your local Crayon contact

 

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