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Important: As of March 2023, customers will no longer be able to purchase Career Coach licenses as it is being deprecated. The product will still be supported until June 30, 2023, after which customers will no longer have access to it. To save your data from Career Coach, please follow the instructions on this page.


Welcome to the Career Coach deprecation FAQ document. This resource is for current customers and is meant to provide answers to frequently asked questions related to the upcoming sunset of Career Coach. Please note that this document is a work in progress and additional questions and answers will be added as we continue to navigate this transition.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Career Coach, a Microsoft Teams app targeted at higher education organizations, will be deprecated as of June 30th, 2023. The application will be fully supported throughout its lifetime. Microsoft is committed to helping students with their career goals and growing real-world skills. Microsoft regularly evaluates our products strategy to ensure that we are driving the greatest impact and bringing the best value to our customers. As a result, we reassessed our plans, and this may include removing features and discontinuing products to achieve this goal.

We constantly evaluate the state of our product portfolio and determine whether we have the right allocation of resources across our products and services to ensure we are serving our customers and supporting the Microsoft business. This decision provides Microsoft with the opportunity to focus our efforts on other Microsoft Education products and services that we believe will meet our customer needs. Microsoft and LinkedIn remain committed to helping learners acquire new skills to be successful in college and career.

For students looking to explore career paths:

Microsoft and LinkedIn's skilling program (Free): A professional certificate program to explore in-demand roles and gain the skills needed for them.

LinkedIn’s Career Explorer (Free): LinkedIn tool to discover career paths and see how skills match to real job titles.

Microsoft Learn’s Career Connected (Free and Paid options): Program to explore career paths and connect with partner companies who are hiring students and graduates.

For students looking to gain real-world skills and experiences:

Microsoft Learn (Free and Paid options): Hands-on training to develop in-demand technical skills using Microsoft products.

LinkedIn Learning (Paid): Online courses to build skills across business, creative, and technology fields. 

LinkedIn Resume Builder (Free): LinkedIn feature to create a professional resume in preparation for a new job.

LinkedIn’s Job search resources (Free): Online courses and tools to help find a new role.

LinkedIn’s Interview prep resources (Free): Online courses and tools to help prepare for interviews.

Microsoft Office templates (Paid): Resume, curriculum vitae (CV), and cover letter templates using a variety of designs.

Microsoft Fundamentals certifications (Paid): Industry-recognized certifications for students to build and validate technical skills.

Microsoft and LinkedIn Career Essentials Certificates: Free courses to help learners grow tech skills and relevant hard and soft skills for in-demand tech and tech-enabled jobs.

For students looking to build their network:

LinkedIn Page Alumni tab (Free): LinkedIn School Page feature to find and connect with alumni based on field of study, company, location, jobs, and skills.

LinkedIn(Free and Paid Premium): The world's largest professional network with more than 875 million members in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

For higher education institutions looking to gain and offer insights to enhance student experience:

LinkedIn’s Talent Insights (Paid): On-demand, simple talent intelligence tools with actionable insights, personalized recommendations and learning resources.

LinkedIn Page Alumni tab (Free): LinkedIn School Page feature to find and connect with alumni based on field of study, company, location, jobs, and skills.

For higher education institutions looking to augment curriculum:

Microsoft Learn for Educators​​​​​​​(Free and Paid options): Microsoft technical curriculum aligned to industry-recognized Microsoft Certifications.

LinkedIn Learning (Paid): Online courses to build skills across business, creative, and technology fields.

If current customers would like to save their data from Career Coach we suggest following the instructions on exporting user data.

No, trial extensions are no longer available.

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