Out with the old and in with the new! This upcoming July will be the end of Skype for Business. Skype is a managed communication tool that was first released in 2003. First owned by eBay and later bought by Microsoft it has had a long life, but as Microsoft began creating a more advanced and integrated communication platform, Microsoft Teams, they began to move away from Skype for Business. As of September 1st, all new Outlook365 members will be directed towards Microsoft Teams.