Teams – The Skype for Business PowerShell is no longer required

Microsoft Teams is Replacing Skype for Business - Vantage Point Solutions  GroupAs an Office 365/Teams administrator, you know you need both the Skype for Business Online and Teams PowerShell modules.

Well, good news this is no longer the case as the Skype for Business Online commands have been merged with the Teams PowerShell module (with the version 1.1.6)

You can install the Teams PowerShell module using the PowerShell command (use the Run As Administrator)

Install-Module -Name MicrosoftTeams -RequiredVersion 1.1.6

or update it if you already have it installed with the command

Update-Module -Name MicrosoftTeams -RequiredVersion 1.1.4

Then you can connect to Skype for Business Online directly with the New-CsOnlineSession command, as it has always been  but you don’t have the SfB Online modules installed.

Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies