GOV, EDU, and non-profit organizations

Important

Skype for Business Online will be retired on July 31, 2021. If you haven't upgraded your Skype for Business Online users to Microsoft Teams before that date, they will be automatically scheduled for an assisted upgrade. If you want to upgrade your organization to Teams yourself, we strongly recommend that you begin planning your upgrade path today. Remember that a successful upgrade aligns technical and user readiness, so be sure to leverage our upgrade guidance as you navigate your journey to Teams.

Most Skype for Business features are available to .gov, .edu, and nonprofit organizations. See the following table for details.

Skype for Business feature Available to .GOV (GCC) Available to .GOV (non-GCC) Available to .EDU Available to non-profit organizations
Skype Meeting Broadcast
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Skype for Business Audio Conferencing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Office 365 Phone System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Office 365 Calling Plan
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Please see this blog post: Advanced Office 365 capabilities now available to U.S. Government Community Cloud customers.