Skype for Business (including Persistent Chat groups) will be retired on March 31

February 3, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Michigan Medicine’s instance of Skype for Business (SfB) will be retired on March 31. This planned retirement is happening in conjunction with the rollout of Microsoft Teams — which is now the organization’s preferred tool for business-related (non-clinical) communication and collaboration, including chat. 

As a result of this change — effective immediately — no new Persistent Chat groups can be created, nor can members be added or updated. 

What you may need to do:

If you or your colleagues are using a Persistent Chat group in SfB (set up specifically to maintain an ongoing record of group conversations over time), consider these alternatives:

Other things you should know:

There is no way to migrate existing SfB content (including Persistent Chats) into Teams or Hyperspace Chat.


For support, visit the Michigan Medicine Help Center.