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Microsoft Teams is now faster, with a design similar to Windows 11

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Microsoft Teams is one of the most widely used hubs for the workplace and organization, combining chat, video conferencing, and more into one experience. A major update is now rolling out that gives Teams a fresh coat of paint and significantly faster performance.

Microsoft Teams is often considered to be slow or consuming too much memory, which Microsoft cites as a result of using two different software frameworks at the same time (Angular and React). It also probably didn’t help that Teams has been running on Electron, a framework for turning web apps into “native” desktop apps, which can have a resource usage similar to that of an entire browser tab.

Microsoft has now released “the new Microsoft Teams”, which is an overhaul of both the interface and the underlying code. It is now based on WebView2 instead of Electron, and the interface has been completely reworked as React code using Microsoft’s Fluent design language. Microsoft has also developed a custom “client data layer” to split tasks into more threads for faster performance. Video rendering has also been updated, but most of those changes carried over to the older Teams app as well. Teams is also better for managing multiple accounts, with the ability to view notifications from any organization at any time.

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The new Microsoft Teams Microsoft

The result of these changes is that Teams now looks and works better than ever. Microsoft says that opening the app and joining meetings is now twice as fast, and switching between chats and channels is 1.75 times faster. Teams also uses up to 50% less RAM and required disk space has been reduced by up to 70%. The new design is also a better fit for Windows 11, Microsoft Loop, and other newer software.

Microsoft said in a blog post: “The new app is built on speed, performance, flexibility, and intelligence, delivering up to two times faster performance while using 50 percent less memory so you can save time. and collaborate more efficiently. We’ve also streamlined the user experience to make it easier to use and easier to find everything in one place. These enhancements also lay the foundation for innovative new AI-powered experiences, like Copilot for Microsoft Teams, announced earlier this month.”

Microsoft hopes to roll out the new Teams to everyone “later this year in 2023,” and you may soon see a “Try the new Teams” button at the top of the Teams window. Some features, such as third-party apps and advanced calling features, have not yet been carried over to the new version.

Source: Microsoft (1, 2, 3)

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