Live Meeting Service End of Life


If your company is using Office Live Meeting, we have some important reminders for you.

We’ve been working hard to get Skype for Business and Skype Meeting Broadcast ready with new conversation and meeting features, so we’re inviting you to begin the migration from Live Meeting to Skype for Business. We encourage you to begin the move from Live Meeting to Skype for Business as quickly as possible, completing the migration no later than December 31, 2017, at which time the existing Live Meeting service will be fully shut down.

Skype for Business provides many advantages over Live Meeting, including:

  • Increased scale, with up to 10,000 attendees in a Skype Meeting Broadcast
  • Support for participating in meetings from iOS, Android, and other mobile devices
  • Better quality, with HD video and video based screen sharing
  • And more… (see the complete comparison below)

If you are a meeting organizer…

You should begin scheduling your upcoming meetings in Office 365 and Skype for Business, but meetings you’ve already scheduled will work as planned through final shutdown date on December 31, 2017. To help you with this transition, we’ve created some training and guides for you which can be found here Live Meeting to Skype for Business resource site.

NEW! To help manage your Live Meeting recordings, we also have a Recording Exporter Tool available. This tool can be used to download any or all of your existing meeting recordings saved in the Live Meeting service. The tool can be downloaded here: https://aka.ms/livemeeting/recordingtool.

If you are an IT professional or admin…

You play an important role in helping your users have a successful migration. We have created a toolkit to enable you to help your users make this important migration. Here, you can find additional guidance, a step-by-step guide for planning your transition and other tools in the Live Meeting to Skype for Business resource site. In addition, Microsoft's FastTrack Center provides useful resources and help for customers adopting Office 365.

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