Microsoft is forced to upgrade all its existing customers from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams; soon, Microsoft will be retiring from all of its services. YSkype for Business was officially replaced with Microsoft Team by Microsoft in early 2019. You can uninstall Skype for Business from your device by following this blog.
Stop Skype for Business from Starting Automatically
If you use any Office 365 subscriptions, stopping Skype for Business from starting automatically on startup is enough.
Because you cannot uninstall Skype for Business alone from your device, as Skype for Business is integrated with other Office 365 applications like Word, Excel, Outlook etc., and you will be given a single click to run the installer. Uninstall Skype for Business will uninstall all other Office 365 applications on your device.
Follow the below instruction to Stop Skype for Business from starting automatically.
How to Stop Skype for Business from Starting Automatically
- Open Skype for Business Application on your device
- Click on the Setting button available in the right corner
- Select Tools and Options as shown in the below image
- Select Personal in the Options
- Un-tick Automatically start the app when I log on to Windows
- Un-tick. Start the app in the foreground
- Close the Options Menu
- Again click on the Setting button
- Select File and click on Exit to exit the application.
Now you have successfully stopped Skype for Business from starting automatically on startup. When you start your PC next time, Skype for Business will not load automatically.
Remove Skype for Business from your computer
Skype for Business was also available as a standalone application, as you can see in the below image if your device has been installed Skype for Business standalone application. You can uninstall Skype for Business application by following the below instruction.
Go to Control Panel on your computer
Click on Programs and Features
Choose Skype for Business from installed applications on your device.
Click Uninstall on the top of the screen.
Now the click-to-run uninstall setup will open and automatically uninstall Skype for Business application from your device.
Skype for Business End of Life
Microsoft is forcing all its existing customers, from small to large companies, to upgrade from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. Most companies have already upgraded to Microsoft Teams without the knowledge that Microsoft is sending numerous to its existing customers.
Starting on July 31, 2021, Skype for Business Online will officially retire globally. It would be best if you upgrade your Skype for Business Online users to Microsoft Teams before the end of the date for a smooth transition. Check this article for more information on getting started on your upgrade from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams.
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