Skype for Business to Teams Migration

Posted: 13:38:02, Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020   Expiration: 13:38:02, 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?  

  • Individuals: The next group that we will begin migrating will be individuals who are not part of a calling tree and seldom answer on behalf of others or are a party of a call transfer. This audience will mainly be faculty and instructional staff and will not include individuals in administrative offices. An email will be sent out to these individuals to notify them of the migration.

  • 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


What Can You Do to Prepare?

  • Attend the Teams Calling training or view a recording of a previous training. View our training calendar for both.
  • If you would like to be part of an Early Adopters Teams Pilot, submit a technology help desk ticket. 
  • Download the Teams Mobile App on your phone 
  • Subscribe to LIT’s “IT Connection” to receive email updates.  
  • Check out our KB: Microsoft Teams: Help and Tutorials

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

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 9/14-10/9
Advisement8/24-9/25
Applied Research CenterComplete
Applied Social ScienceComplete
Area Research CenterComplete
AthleticsComplete
Building MaintenanceComplete
Business & Financial Services Complete
Campus Wide Access System9/21//2020
Career ServicesComplete
Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation8/24-9/25
Chancellors OfficeComplete
Continuing EducationComplete
Counseling8/24-9/25
CTE Center8/24-9/25
Dean of Students8/24-9/25
Disability Services8/24-9/25
Discovery CenterComplete
Enrollment & Retention Services Complete
Facilities ManagementComplete
Financial Aid9/28 -10/9
FoundationComplete
Global EducationComplete
Graduate Studies8/24-9/25
Honors CollegeComplete
Housing MaintenanceComplete
Housing TechComplete
Housing AdministrationComplete
Human Resources8/24-9/25
Instructional ResourcesComplete
ITComplete
Kinesiology & Health Dept. Complete
Library Learning CenterComplete
LTS8/24-9/25
Marketing CommunicationsComplete
Marriage and Family TherapyComplete
McNair Scholars ProgramComplete
MSSComplete
Multicultural Student ServicesComplete
Parking Services9/14-10/9
Planning, Assessment & ResearchComplete
Procurement & Materials ManagementComplete
Professional Education Programs and Services8/24-9/25
Provost9/14-10/9
PsychologyComplete
Registration & Records 9/14-10/9
Rehab & CounselingComplete
Safety and RiskComplete
Security & Police Services9/14-10/9
SenatesComplete
SOE InstructionComplete
Stout Online8/24-9/25
Stout Voc. Rehab Institute
Complete
Student Business ServicesComplete
Student Center9/14-10/9
Student Health8/24-9/25
Student Life ServicesComplete
Student Support ServicesComplete
TLL Department8/24-9/25
University Advancement Complete
University CommunicationsComplete
University Dining Services9/14-10/9
University Housing9/14-10/9
University Library8/24-9/25
UW-Stout ROTC8/19/2020
Veteran Students8/24-9/25
Vice Chancellor ASLS Complete


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Created: 09:45:31, Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020 (by Heidi C.)
Updated: 15:52:01, Thursday, Sep 17, 2020 (by Heidi C.)