Microsoft is set to release a new version of Teams next month, which has been rebuilt from the ground up to dramatically improve system resource usage on desktops and laptops. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans say that the software giant has recently started testing this new Teams client, with plans to launch it as early as March.
Known as Microsoft Teams 2.0 or 2.1, the giant has been working on this new client for years. The application must be used 50% less memoryAnd Spend less CPUand leads to a The best battery life on laptops.
While Microsoft has funneled some of this early work into the built-in Teams experience for Windows 11 clients, companies running Teams have been using the older client due to the amount of work involved for Microsoft to rebuild it.
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on one tweetdetailing the initial improvements made to Teams for Windows 11 in 2021, former chief of engineering Rish Tandon said the new architecture will be key to future improvements in Teams.
This architecture will help us add support for multiple accounts, business life scenarios, predictability and scalability for the customer. It's going to be a journey, but with Windows 11 we've taken the first essential steps.
Tandon said in a tweet.
Improvements should mean that Teams opens faster or feels more responsive when introducing yourself to a meeting or responding to messages. The new app has to address many of the criticisms and complaints about its performance, particularly on older laptops.
Microsoft is currently planning to send users a "beta" version of its new app at the end of March, which includes the option to go back to the existing app if you prefer.
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