Effective October 1, 2019, Microsoft will be retiring StaffHub and moving it’s capabilities into Microsoft Teams. Teams currently includes the Shifts app for schedule management and additional capabilities will roll out over time.
These changes are part of their continued efforts to empower every employee with Microsoft 365. With staff scheduling capabilities now in Teams, every manager in the organization will be able to use Teams to streamline their workday and collaborate with coworkers.
What is Shifts?
The Shifts app in Teams is a schedule management tool that keeps workers connected and in sync. Managers create, update, and manage shift schedules for teams, and team members can view their schedules, see who else is scheduled for the day, request to swap or offer a shift, and request time off, all from their mobile devices
When will StaffHub be retired?
Starting the middle of April 2019, Microsoft StaffHub will no longer be available for users and you will no longer be able to access the app from the Office 365 app launcher. Current users will still be able to use the service until October 1, 2019, however no additional features will be made available.
What will happen once StaffHub is retired?
Microsoft StaffHub will stop working for all users on October 1, 2019. Anyone who tries to open the app will be shown a message directing them to download Teams. The StaffHub data and core functionality from StaffHub will be available to upon your transition to Teams.
Between April 2019 and October 2019, StaffHub users will receive in-app notifications encouraging them to use Teams.
Will Teams offer all the functionality currently offered in StaffHub?
In January 2019, Teams began offering Shifts which was previously available in Microsoft StaffHub. This feature allows managers to plan and distribute shift schedules, and team members the opportunity to review their schedule and make schedule change requests from their mobile devices.