Microsoft announces that Skype for Business Online Plan 1 will be retired, effective August 1, 2018.
Current customers have many transition paths for their users to maintain Plan 1 functionality or higher, such as:
- Skype for Business Online Plan 2
- Office 365 Business, Business Essentials, Business Premium, F1, E1, E3, E5 (or Microsoft 365 Business, F1, E1, E3, E5).
Further information on the transition paths can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/partner-center/skype-retiring
Microsoft 365 is all about making it easy to license users for Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) with a single User Subscription License (USL). There’s now a new member of the family – Microsoft 365 F1 which is aimed at “firstline” workers, people in roles that make them the first point of contact between a company and the world it serves.
Microsoft 365 F1 gives access to Office 365 F1, Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and relevant security and management components of EMS. Find a comparison chart of Office 365 F1 and Microsoft 365 F1 at the bottom of the announcement page here: https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2017/09/25/all-workers-welcome-with-microsoft-365.
Microsoft 365 replaces Microsoft Secure Productive Enterprise. Microsoft 365 plans provide a more trusted, secure, and productive way to work that brings together the best of Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise. With Microsoft 365, you can protect your organization, data and people, create a productive workplace to embrace diverse workstyles, enable your people to get things done anywhere, and provide insights to drive faster, better business decisions.
For further information about Microsoft 365, please visit: https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2017/07/10/introducing-microsoft-365/.