Microsoft has released a completely redesigned Teams desktop app
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Microsoft has released a completely redesigned Teams desktop app – with AI and up to two times faster

Microsoft has released a new version of the Teams collaboration app for Windows and macOS devices. The developers have completely redesigned the product to make it faster and easier to use. The new version of Teams has been in beta testing since March of this year, but is now available to a wide range of users.

    Image source: Microsoft

Image source: Microsoft

According to Microsoft, the new version of Teams is up to two times faster and uses 50% less memory than its predecessor. That’s good news for people who use low-end devices to interact with the service. It is noted that the new application installs three times faster and starts or joins meetings twice as quickly. At the same time, Teams now requires 70% less storage space.

By eliminating the Electron platform as a basis for teams, significant productivity gains were achieved. It has been replaced by Microsoft Edge WebView2 technology. Microsoft has also switched to using the React JavaScript library and is focusing on improving the Teams interface in the Fluent Design style. In the future, new features will appear exclusively in the new Teams client, so the developers recommend customers not to delay the transition to use.

When the Teams beta launched in March, the new app wasn’t available to Apple Mac users. However, with the release of the stable version of the application, a version of the product for macOS was also released, which is not without improvements. “We’re seeing significant productivity improvements on Mac, including the ability to quickly switch between chats and channels and access relevant information quickly and efficiently through faster scrolling. Teams supports all Mac devices, including Apple-based computers, providing Mac users with an enhanced app experience.”Microsoft said in a statement.

We also note that the new Teams client is the basis for the integration of the Copilot AI tool. Users can use Copilot to summarize meetings, improve productivity, and more.

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