Next Version of Skype for Business Server Planned for 2021

  • The next version of Skype for Business Server is planned for 2021 and will require a subscription license.
  • Customers should expect few new features because Microsoft’s focus is on migrating customers to Teams.
  • Recent updates to Skype for Business Server 2019 replace some elements of the current Silverlight-based control panel with one based on HTML5.
  • The retirement of Skype for Business Online, planned for July 31, 2021, will require changes for customers with hybrid deployments.

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