Using Microsoft Teams may not be as taxing on your laptop or PC thanks to a new update that promises huge performance improvements.
The updated software – dubbed “Teams 2.0” – is said to be being tested among employees, and a public preview could come as early as March 2023.
The prescribed video conferencing software is designed for modern machines, which means it should be more efficient, which will provide faster performance and reduce battery consumption in laptops.
Microsoft Teams 2.0
The new built-in Microsoft Teams feature in Windows 11 already brings some improvements, however there seems to be more to come.
Moreover, older versions continue to circulate, especially among companies that choose to use Windows 10 (an operating system that still accounts for more than two-thirds of all Windows installations according to statistics counter (opens in a new tab)).
Former Microsoft Teams CVP Rish Tandon explained the changes to Twitter (opens in a new tab) when the updated Teams client was made available to Windows 11 users, explaining that the project had moved away from Electron, it used Edge Webview2 instead.
Tandon also detailed the transition from Angular to Reactjs, which should enable Teams 2.0 to deliver improvements to the UI.
In terms of new features, Microsoft Teams customers are expected to be able to support multiple accounts as well as deliver work life scenarios and release predictability.
Perhaps most importantly, Tandon explained that “Teams 2.0 will use half the storage of the same consumer account in Teams 1.0.”
Reducing RAM and CPU usage could lead companies to offer more downsized hardware to some employees, seeing them save costs. End users should also be able to notice the resulting battery improvements when using the software.
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