Microsoft Preparing to Release Better Version of Teams

A lot has been happening at Microsoft lately. Amidst the news of the integration of AI in almost everything tech, Microsoft is also amping up its existing tools to make itself future-ready. This includes Microsoft Preparing to Release a Better Version of Teams which will release next month.

Microsoft Preparing to Release Better Version of Teams

Microsoft has been working the hardest in the tech world right now. Releasing the ChatGPT powered Bing and Teams Premium with ChatGPT. They have been improving everything, especially Teams.

Microsoft preparing to release performance improvements in Teams by launching a new version of Teams. Known as Microsoft Teams 2.0 or 2.1, the new version should help users to:

  • Use 50% less memory
  • Tax CPU less
  • Improve battery life of laptops and PC

Working on the criticisms of the current version of Teams, the new version will improve the user experience for the better. It will work better and be more responsive on older devices.

The transition to Microsoft’s new architecture will be crucial for further Teams advancements, according to former chief of Microsoft Teams engineering Rish Tandon in a 2021 Twitter thread where he said Lastly, this architecture will help us add support for multiple accounts, work life scenarios, release predictability, and scale up for the client. It will be a journey but with #Windows11 we have taken key first steps.”

The older version of Teams used Electron, and the newer one will try to move to Microsoft’s Edge Webview2 technology. Another improvement in the new Teams is that it will use React, a JavaScript library used for creating application interfaces. Using React will help Microsoft improve the UI of the new Teams, making it a lot smoother.

The New Teams will be a part of the existing Teams. Users can shift between the new and old Teams with s dimple toggle option. Some of its new features are already a part of the older version of Teams because it is aimed at users who need a more limited feature set and want Teams to be compatible with older laptops and PCs.

Microsoft began testing Teams 2.0 or 2.1 with their employees, and it will be made available to users by late March.

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Source: Former Microsoft Teams Engineer

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