Microsoft discontinues Yammer, Skype for Business, Microsoft Team for Windows Phone in May
At the end of last week, Microsoft quietly admitted that it would refuse to support Windows Phone applications for teams, Yammer and Skype for business. This fact is not surprising for anyone who has watched what is happening with Windows Phone in the last few years, but the suddenness of the Microsoft statement may surprise some.
As of May 20, 2018, Microsoft will no longer make these applications available for download from the Microsoft Store and will no longer support them.
Skype for Business and Yammer applications can continue to work, but we can not provide any guarantees, “officials said in a Microsoft support article. “These applications will no longer receive updates or support.”
At the same time, the Microsoft Teams application for Windows Phone “will no longer work, and users will receive an error message when they try to connect,” the article said.
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Microsoft continues to support mobile Skype applications for business for iOS and Android, as well as versions for Windows and Mac desktops. Microsoft’s guide for Windows Phone users is access to Skype for business, Teams and Yammer through their web browser.
In related news, Microsoft also noted last week that in May 2018, many functions of Yammer will be removed. The company gets rid of the own function of the Yammer chart; his last activity module on the home page; and the Yammer application for desktop notifications.
Microsoft advises users of Yammer who would like to continue using these functions to see the alternatives built into Office 365.