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New Microsoft Teams Desktop App Preview for Windows

Microsoft has introduced the new Microsoft Teams Desktop App, designed with users’ feedback in mind. The new Teams app is built on speed, performance, and flexibility, providing a faster, simpler, and more efficient experience. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect from the new Teams.

New Microsoft Teams: Faster and More Resource-Efficient

The upgraded Teams app now offers a faster and more efficient way to collaborate with colleagues. By launching up to 2X faster and improving meeting join speed, the app helps you save valuable time and be more productive. Moreover, the app uses up to 50% less memory, making it more resource-efficient. Its support for managing multiple work or school accounts lets you stay signed in to numerous organisations and accounts simultaneously and receive notifications for all your accounts, regardless of the one currently in use. The new Teams app also ensures simplified IT management and enhanced data security, giving you peace of mind while you work.

Enhance Cross-Organisational Collaboration with the New Teams App

With the new Teams app, you can enhance cross-organisational collaboration by effortlessly managing multiple accounts. By staying signed in to different accounts, you can receive real-time notifications and engage seamlessly with users across numerous organisations without any interruptions to your workflow. You no longer need to drop out of a call or meeting to switch accounts, enabling you to work more efficiently and collaborate with your colleagues across different organisations.

Simplify IT Management

Admins can leverage application management tools like Microsoft Intune to simplify app deployment and updates. Installing and uninstalling an MSIX-packaged app can be performed silently, making it easier to manage. IT Pros can define when a user gets updates to an MSIX and whether the update experience will be silent. Intune and MSIX packaging make installing the new Teams app more reliable while reducing network usage and disk space, resulting in less idle memory usage.

Advanced Security Measures for Enhanced Protection of Teams App

The Teams app has been fortified with advanced security measures to ensure the protection of your system. Adopting Trusted Types and a more stringent Content Security Policy guarantees that your app is safeguarded against malicious attacks. The MSIX packaging format further enhances the app’s security by leveraging Windows security features, providing you with the latest version that includes essential security updates and bug fixes. With advanced security measures, the Teams app protects against potential threats, ensuring a secure and reliable platform for team collaboration.

How to Access the New Teams Preview Version for Windows Desktop

To begin using the new Microsoft Teams preview version, there are several steps you should follow. Firstly, if you are part of the public preview program, you can quickly access the “Try the new Teams” toggle. Simply open the Teams desktop app on your Windows machine. Secondly, for those in the Targeted Release program, the preview of new Teams will be available from mid-April 2023. Thirdly, if you are in production, your organisation’s administrators can opt-in using the Teams update management policy to select the users who can see the toggle and gain access to the new Teams. By following these straightforward steps, you can experience the new Teams’ faster, more specific, and more flexible features.

Please get in touch with Eitex if you have any questions or require additional information about the new Teams. We would be delighted to assist you.

Adele Spencer

Marketing and Business Development Manager for Eitex

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