Standalone uninstall of Skype for Business yet leave rest of M365 suite installed

asked 2020-09-28T16:21:22.19+00:00

We've just migrated to Teams-Only. Skype for Business is still installed as part of the M365 suite. I'd like to just uninstall Skype For Business without uninstalling the rest of the suite. Can that be done?

Could we do something like this?

<Configuration>
<Remove>
<Product ID="SkypeforBusinessRetail" >
<Language ID="en-us" />
</Product>
</Remove>
<Display Level="None" />
</Configuration>

Skype for Business
Skype for Business
A Microsoft communications service that provides communications capabilities across presence, instant messaging, audio/video calling, and an online meeting experience that includes audio, video, and web conferencing.
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  1. answered 2020-09-29T07:11:14.023+00:00
    JimmyYang-MSFT 33,726 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @Sprungl, Clifford W (Cliff) ,

    If you are using Office 365 click-to-run version, Skype for Business client is part of Office application. You can't delete it from your computer without also uninstalling the rest of the Office suite. This because it's integrated with the other Office apps. Please refer to this article:

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/uninstall-skype-for-business-28c4a036-7f22-406c-b7f4-87894cbaf902


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