Skype is retiring as King County moves to Microsoft Teams 

Skype is retiring and King County is moving to Teams for all of our county communication. Most employees will move by the end of the year. 

This means one click – in one application – will give employees: 

  • Instant Messages: Send IMs and chat with individuals, teams or groups, all in one location. 
  • Meet: Schedule meetings or invite anyone with an email address to join your meeting. Employees can collaborate in real-time, share screens or use a digital whiteboard. 
  • Call: Make and receive calls within King County or to outside people or groupswith no app needed. 
  • Collaborate: Teams will be a “one-stop” location for SharePoint, OneNote and Office tools. 
  • Live: Hold live events and meetings with audiences large or small. 

Moving to Microsoft Teams is a big change, and KCIT is here to make it easy for each employee. There is a robust plan to support employees through this change: 

  • Teams Champions – Each agency will have a number of Teams Champions, or early adopters, within the department who can help answer Teams questions, share tips and tricks, and guide employees to available resources. More information will be coming soon. 
  • KCIT Training Hub – Employees are encouraged to watch their email for links to Teams training that is specific to their department’s implementation, or explore the KCIT Training Hub Teams page for more resources. 
  • Teams Live Labs – Before employees make the move to Teams for calls, meetings and chats, they will have the chance to attend an online, live lab for an overview of Teams and a chance to get questions answered. KCIT will share an invitation for these labs when the time comes. 

For questions or more information, visit the Skype-to-Teams FAQs or contact the Helpdesk to get connected to a KCIT Trainer.