End of life program for the integration of Skype for Business with third-party audio conferencing providers!

Microsoft has announced the start of the end of life program for the integration of Skype for Business with third-party audio conferencing providers (ACPs).

The end of life program will conclude on July 31, 2021. When the program concludes, the integration of Skype for Business with third-party audio conferencing providers will stop working and the following changes will be observed on that date (July 31, 2021):

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 Business meeting.

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.

As part of the announcement of the start of the end of life program, the following change have taken effect and will continue to be in place until the conclusion of the end of life program:

Customers with no Skype for Business users configured to use a third-party ACP service will not be able to configure any users to use a third-party ACP service.

Existing customers with Skype for Business users configured to use a third-party ACP service will continue to be able to add new users for the duration of the end of life period. Please note that we do not recommend setting up additional Skype for Business users to use a third-party ACP service, as the changes that will come into effect on July 31, 2021 will also apply to them.