Microsoft kills off all Windows Phone enterprise messaging apps

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Using any of Microsoft’s enterprise messaging services on Windows 10 Mobile or Windows Phone 8.1? You’re going to have to bail in the next month.

The firm will be killing support for all its services on its mobile platform, having long since stopped developing new features for said platform.

A message on Microsoft’s forums reads as follows:

Effective May 20, 2018, the Windows Phone apps for Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, and Yammer will be retired. Starting on that date, these apps will no longer be available for download from Microsoft Store, and Microsoft will no longer support them.

While Microsoft continues to support Windows 10 Mobile, we are not focused on building new features for the system. We will continue to invest in the Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, and Yammer mobile apps for iOS and Android, and also in desktop apps for Windows and Mac.

Moving forward, Windows Phone users will have the best experience by using Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, and Yammer in the mobile web browser.

If you’re on a Windows Phone, your best bet at this point is to switch to the web-browser and use that for all your communications.

Should you be on the verge, Microsoft advises that the best experiences for its mobile apps are to be found on Android and iOS, shocking no one with eyes and ears.

Do you still use a Windows phone for business communications? Let us know in the comments below.


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