Microsoft Teams finally optimized for use with Apple processors

Microsoft Teams finally optimized for use with Apple processors

More than two years have passed since Apple announced it would be migrating its computers from Intel processors to chipsets of its own design. Although the Microsoft Teams service works on any Mac, Microsoft has made additional efforts to optimize the software for its Cupertino-based processors.

    Image source: Chris Barbalis/

Image source: Chris Barbalis/

It is noteworthy that Microsoft is in no hurry and promises a gradual release of new versions of popular software even two years after Apple began to stop working with Intel. In other words, even if a user has been using Teams on a Mac with an Apple chipset for a long time, there’s a good chance they’ll have to wait for an optimized version. However, after the program receives an update, Microsoft promises “significant increase in productivity”and energy optimization.

According to a Microsoft blog, the company is releasing a universal version of Teams “industrial quality”. This means that the new software can be used equally conveniently on all Mac products, “including models with Apple chipsets”. Microsoft emphasizes that this means a significant increase in productivity, efficient use of resources and “Optimized Experience” even when using multiple high-resolution monitors during calls and online meetings. The software update should take place automatically in the coming months.

It is known that back in April Microsoft began testing a Mac-optimized beta version of Teams with new chipsets. These computers can use three types of applications:

  • iPhone or iPad apps downloaded from the Mac App Store;
  • Mac apps with Intel processors on Macs with Apple chipsets with Rosetta 2 software running in the background;
  • finally, universal applications that can be downloaded from the Mac App Store or from the Internet and work equally effectively with both Apple chipsets and Intel processors.

The latter also includes the new version of Teams, which users may have to wait more than a month for its release.

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