Lightning-fast performance

Hold on to your hats because the new Teams app has been turbocharged for exceptional speed and performance! It launches up to 2 times faster than before, so you can jump into your work and join meetings with lightning speed. And that's not all—the app now consumes up to 50% less memory, freeing up your system resources for other important tasks. Microsoft tested the performance of both the classic and new Teams versions, and the results are mind-blowing:

  • Install app up to 3X faster
  • Launch app up to 2X faster
  • Join meetings up to 2X faster
  • Switch chats/channels up to 1.7X faster
  • Consume up to 50% less memory
  • Consume up to 70% less disk space

Seamless collaboration across organisations

Collaborating with people from different organisations can sometimes feel like a wild goose chase, but the new Teams preview is here to save the day. You can now effortlessly sign into multiple work or school accounts at the same time, without the hassle of constantly logging in and out. Real-time notifications from all your accounts will keep you in the loop, ensuring uninterrupted workflow and smooth engagement with colleagues from different organisations.

Simplified IT Management

No more headaches when it comes to the IT management. Microsoft understands the importance of simplicity, and they've made sure that the new Teams app addresses this concern. By making use of Microsoft Intune, it is simple to deploy and update the app, making the distribution process a breeze. The new Teams app comes packaged in the super-smart MSIX format, allowing for silent installations and uninstallations. This not only saves network usage and disk space but also optimises memory usage, so you can enjoy a hassle-free experience.

Enhanced Data Security

Data security is a top priority, and Microsoft have implemented measures to protect users. The new Teams app comes equipped with advanced security measures to keep your information safe. With features like Trusted Types and a stringent Content Security Policy, the app provides increased protection against those pesky cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. And here's another bonus—Teams benefits from the latest Windows security features thanks to the MSIX packaging format, so you'll always have the most secure version of the app with all the necessary updates and bug fixes.

Preview Availability and Future Developments

The preview of the new Teams app is now available to commercial users on Windows, but Microsoft has plans to extend this to a wider range of customers. These will include Education and Government Clouds, as well as platforms like Mac, VDI, and Web in the near future. While the current preview may not include all the features of the classic Teams, fear not—Microsoft is actively working on adding more functionality as the new Teams continues to evolve.

And hold onto your seats because there's more to come! Microsoft is cooking up some exciting new features for the new Teams, including:

  • Advanced call functions, like call queues and reverse number lookups
  • Advanced meeting options, including breakout rooms and 7x7 video layouts
  • Easy creation and cross-posting for Teams and Channels
  • Convenient search functionality within chats and channels
  • Integrations with third-party and Line of Business (LOB) applications

Unlock the full potential of teamwork and collaboration by embracing the new Teams preview. It's time to transform the way you work and empower your teams to reach new heights of productivity. Try the new Teams for yourself by toggling the switch in the top-left corner of the Teams window. You can switch back and forth between the new and classic versions.

Try New Teams Toggle

Give it a try and see the difference it can make!

If you haven't experienced Teams yet or want to explore how it can enhance collaboration and communication in your business, we're here to help. Get in touch with us to learn more and embark on a journey of seamless collaboration with Microsoft Teams.

June 27, 2023 — Paul Stanyer