Microsoft to eliminate Skype Managed Accounts feature by March’s end

Microsoft will be eliminating support of Skype Managed Accounts, a k a Skype Business Accounts, as of March 29, 2016.

Microsoft began notifying Skype Managed Account users of the deprecation today, February 16. (Thanks to for the heads up.)

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According to Microsoft’s page about its Managed Account phase-out, starting March 29, Skype Managed Accounts will automatically become personal Skype accounts.

Customers who want individual Skype accounts to be managed centrally by an administrator should move to Skype for Business to continue to manage accounts this way, according to Microsoft’s blog post.

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