The Support Life Cycle For All Active Skype For Business Products

Now that Skype for Business Online retired on July 31, 2021, what will the next impactful dates be? While, the Skype consumer service and Skype for Business Server were both unaffected by this announcement, the next known lifecyle deadline is in 10/2025. The support life-cycle for all active Skype for Business products is shown below:

Products Released

Lifecycle Start Date

Mainstream Support End Date

Extended Support End Date

Notes

Skype for Business 2015 client

1/9/2013

4/10/2018

4/11/2023

Client: The Skype for Business 2015 Client release is an update to the Lync 2013 Client and will follow the same product lifecycle.

Skype for Business 2016 client

9/22/2015

10/13/2020

10/14/2025

 

Skype for Business 2019 client

9/24/2018

1/9/2024

10/14/2025

 

Skype for Business Online

5/1/2015

7/31/2021

7/31/2021

This service is being retired. Go here to learn more. 
This product is governed by Microsoft's Modern Lifecycle Policy. 

Skype for Business Server 2015

7/30/2015

10/13/2020

10/14/2025

 

Skype for Business Server 2019

10/22/2018

1/9/2024

10/14/2025

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?alpha=Skype%20for%20Business

You can also find resources specific to moving from Skype to Teams at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/upgrade-skype-teams

If you are currently on Skype for Business on-premises, Enabling can partner together to design your roadmap on how to transition to Teams in Microsoft 365. Enabling’s process to do so is outlined at https://www.enablingtechcorp.com/microsoft-teams

Work with our team of Cloud Computing Consultants who have done this so many times they know all of the “minefields” to prevent missteps.

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