Microsoft Kaizala

Microsoft Kaizala is a simple and secure mobile chat app for work – think the WhatsApp you know with a whole load of features added for businesses.

If you’re new to the world of Kaizala you can download the free mobile app for your iPhone or Android phone, and there’s a great interactive demo to get you started here: http://bit.ly/2X27wN4.

Kaizala Pro adds additional management and reporting features and you can see a summary of these additional features at the bottom of this page: http://bit.ly/2X3mVwI. A recent announcement from Microsoft confirms that Kaizala Pro is rolling out globally from April 2019 and is included in Office 365 F1, E1, E3, E5, Business Essentials, and Business Premium licences.

We can also expect Kaizala functionality integrated into Teams in the next 12-18 months. Find that announcement here: http://bit.ly/2EzHp92.

Skype for Business Online and Microsoft Teams

Skype for Business Online features and functionality are moving into Microsoft Teams. From a licensing perspective, additional services such as Audio Conferencing and Phone System will continue to be Add-on licences, and from a technical perspective from 1st October, 2018 new Office 365 customers with less than 500 seats will be onboarded to Microsoft  Teams and will have no access to Skype for Business Online.

This is a useful FAQ with lots of information on the whole Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams upgrade topic: http://bit.ly/2pL5Rwz.