Skype for Business to Teams Migration

Posted: 12:38:02, Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020   Expiration: 12:38:02, Thursday, Dec 31, 2020  

LIT will be working to migrate our campus from Skype for Business to Teams in the upcoming months. Please visit the news pages for details.

What will happen to Skype for Business?  

Microsoft will be discontinuing Skype for Business Online in 2021 and to prepare for that, LIT is beginning to implement a project to transition UW-Stout campus from Skype for Business to Teams.  During this transition, Skype for Business and Teams will continue to be available to all our users and we will roll out changes in incremental stages over the next few months. At the end of the project, Microsoft Teams will be our primary communication and collaboration solution for all communication (phone calls, chats and online meetings).  The Teams migration project will be complete by the end of the calendar year.

What Happens Next?  

  • Offices: LIT has worked to identify the administrative offices and identify the complexity of their current configuration. A tentative schedule has been created and is subject to change. LIT will be in direct consultation with an office contact to review the process and discuss solutions for unique phone needs.. See Timeline Below
  • Conference Phones: LIT will be contacting people who have been identified as a contact for a department conference room phone line. Our plan going forward is to remove the dedicated conference room phone lines and have departments use a speakerphone connected to their own laptop for conference calls If a department feels that a dedicated meeting room line is still required, LIT will help evaluate the need and solution.


What Can You Do to Prepare?


What Do You Do After Your Account Has Been Migrated?



Update on Tasks Completed

  • LIT and early adopters migration at the end of June
  • Skype for Business chat was turned off on July 15th.  All users are using Microsoft Teams as their chat client.
  • Teams Calling training - View Teams Calling recording
  • Offices/Department Timeline Created
  • 557 individuals migrated
  • Majority of departments migrated

Migration Anticipated Dates for Departments

LIT has worked to identify the administrative offices and identify the complexity of their current configuration. A tentative schedule has been created and is subject to change. LIT will be in direct consultation with an office contact to review the process and discuss solutions for unique phone needs.

DepartmentMigration Date
AccountingComplete
Activity AdministrationComplete
Admissions Complete
Advisement*Complete
Applied Research CenterComplete
Applied Social ScienceComplete
Area Research CenterComplete
AthleticsComplete
Building MaintenanceComplete
Business & Financial Services Complete
Campus Wide Access System*Complete
Career ServicesComplete
Center for the Study of Institutions and InnovationComplete
Chancellors OfficeComplete
Continuing EducationComplete
CounselingComplete
CTE CenterComplete
Dean of StudentsComplete
Disability ServicesComplete
Discovery CenterComplete
Enrollment & Retention Services Complete
Facilities ManagementComplete
Financial Aid Complete
FoundationComplete
Global EducationComplete
Graduate StudiesComplete
Honors CollegeComplete
Housing MaintenanceComplete
Housing TechComplete
Housing AdministrationComplete
Human ResourcesComplete
Instructional ResourcesComplete
ITComplete
Kinesiology & Health Dept. Complete
Library Learning CenterComplete
LTSComplete
Marketing CommunicationsComplete
Marriage and Family TherapyComplete
McNair Scholars ProgramComplete
MSSComplete
Multicultural Student ServicesComplete
Parking ServicesComplete
Planning, Assessment & ResearchComplete
Procurement & Materials ManagementComplete
Professional Education Programs and ServicesComplete
ProvostComplete
PsychologyComplete
Registration & Records Complete
Rehab & CounselingComplete
Safety and RiskComplete
Security & Police ServicesComplete
SenatesComplete
SOE InstructionComplete
Stout OnlineComplete
Stout Voc. Rehab Institute
Complete
Student Business ServicesComplete
Student CenterComplete
Student HealthComplete
Student Life ServicesComplete
Student Support ServicesComplete
TLL DepartmentComplete
University Advancement Complete
University CommunicationsComplete
University Dining ServicesComplete
University HousingComplete
University LibraryComplete
UW-Stout ROTCComplete
Veteran StudentsComplete
Vice Chancellor ASLS Complete


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Created: 18:45:31, Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 (by Heidi C.)
Updated: 16:26:25, Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020 (by Heidi C.)