Microsoft is ending support for 3rd party for
Audio Conferencing Providers (ACP) for Skype.
So, what does this mean for the small businesses that uses
Skype for Business with an ACP?
It means that come July 31, 2021 access to 3rd party ACPs
will stop and you will have the following options:
Enable users for Audio Conferencing provided by Microsoft if
they require dial-in audio conferencing with Skype for
Business or Microsoft Teams.
Stop using dial-in conferencing altogether
Continue to separately use a third-party audio conferencing
Migrating to Microsoft Audio Conferencing is simple, and it
can be done in just a couple of steps after acquiring the
licenses for the service.
So, beware, come July 31, 2021 the following:
-Participants who attempt to join any Skype for Business
meeting via dial-in numbers provided by a third-party ACP
service will no longer be connected to the Skype for
-Users enabled for a third-party ACP service will no longer
have their dial-in information automatically included in any
new Skype for Business meeting invites.
Eventually Microsoft plans to replace Skype for Business
with Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft (MSFT) didn’t say when it would stop
supporting Skype for Business, only that it gradually plans
to phase it out in favor of Teams.