Breaking news! Later this month, Microsoft is launching a new version of Microsoft Teams. The popular app has been rebuilt from the ground up to be faster, simpler, smarter, and more flexible than ever before.
Microsoft has been working on this Teams update for years, with the aim of boosting performance, streamlining the user experience, and integrating game-changing AI-powered features. And at the end of March, Microsoft shared a public preview of the new app for you to try ahead of the big launch.
Whether you already use Teams in your organization or you're considering switching to a different communications platform, read all about the latest Microsoft Teams updates, how they'll affect your ways of working, and who they will benefit.
The latest Microsoft Teams updates and how they'll affect you
Who will benefit most from the latest Microsoft Teams updates?
The new app has been designed to be twice as fast while using half the system resources, so you can save time and collaborate more efficiently. Thanks to these improvements, Teams should open much faster and feel more responsive, whether you're responding to messages or presenting in a meeting.
Microsoft has been working to streamline the user experience so that it is easier to navigate. The latest Microsoft Teams updates will make it easier for you to stay on top of notifications, search for information, manage your messages, and organize your channels.
With the original version of Teams, it was tricky to collaborate across multiple organizations, and you'd have to log in and out of different tenants and accounts to make things work. In the new app, that's all changed. Improvements to authentication, synchronization, and notifications mean you can now stay signed into and receive notifications for multiple accounts simultaneously.
No tech update would be complete in 2023 without some AI-powered features, and the new version of Microsoft Teams will harness the power of AI to make working together smarter, more productive, and more efficient. Features including intelligent recap and Copilot will get you up to speed on what happened before you joined a meeting or chat, answer your questions, generate meeting notes, and identify the right people for follow-ups.
Want to learn more about how AI can benefit your organization? Check out our article on the best AI tools for business.
If up until this point, using Teams has put a huge strain on your device, then you should notice some big improvements. The new version of Teams is expected to consume significantly less battery power and use 50% less memory than the current version.
Whether you're an employee or a business owner with the desire to boost productivity, the latest Teams updates will help you work faster and more efficiently. That's thanks to a much smoother user experience, faster response times, and more stable connections.
No more logging in and out of accounts. No more missed notifications. Thanks to the latest Microsoft Teams updates, you'll be able to stay logged into multiple accounts at the same time, receiving notifications for them all, no matter which account you're currently using.
Bookmark this page to stay up to date with all the latest Microsoft Teams updates going forward. In the meantime, discover the best tools for online meetings or check out our guide on how to transcribe a Microsoft Teams meeting.
Written By Katie Garrett