At Microsoft Ignite Conference Microsoft today announced that their Teams product will replace Skype for Business which itself was a rebranding of Lync.
For our cloud connected customers, As the core communications client, we will make Microsoft Teams the hero and primary experience for all voice, video and meetings. Over time, Microsoft Teams will replace the current Skype for Business client,” said Ron Markezich, corporate vice president of Office 365 marketing.
Microsoft claims 125,000 users of Teams since it launched the service in March 2017. Teams is a group chat tool available in certain versions of Office 365 which competes with other popular services such as Slack to enable groups to easy collaborate without relying on email.