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Microsoft Teams - Version 2.0

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In October 2023, Microsoft Teams users can expect a groundbreaking innovation. Microsoft unveils version 2.0, which at first glance seems to bring only superficial changes. But if you take a closer look, if you look beneath the surface, you will discover a world of relevant changes.

Behind the scenes, decisive technological changes have been made. A switch from Electron to the WebView2 framework used in the Edge browser, as well as a move away from open source software (Electron/AngularJS) in favor of FluentUI V9 and React in the client, have resulted in a leaner and more modular Teams architecture. In addition, certain functions have been moved to a dedicated data layer, which significantly improves not only performance, but also user satisfaction.

Microsoft Teams Programming
Source: Architecture changes in Teams Desktop Client for Windows

Support for the Teams release initially includes Windows Intel, AMD and ARM and will soon be available for all supported platforms, including web, native M1, M2 and Intel Macs, and VDI. These changes promise a completely new user experience that will revolutionize the way Teams is used.

Teams TableView
Source: Architecture changes in Teams Desktop Client for Windows

About the app:

The "Microsoft Teams" app significantly optimizes resource consumption. Memory and CPU are used efficiently, resulting in up to three times faster startup time compared to the previous version. Users can now switch between chats and channels twice as fast. These improvements have already been confirmed by the public test phase of the preview version.

Multi-Tenant-Account Support:

The new Teams version revolutionizes collaboration across enterprise boundaries. With multi-tenant multi-account support (MTMA), users can be logged into multiple accounts simultaneously and receive real-time notifications regardless of which account is in use. This allows them to seamlessly interact with users across accounts and organizations without having to interrupt calls or meetings. Additionally, the feature allows users to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time, whether it's a private one or one from another organization. These accounts can be individually colored to ensure clear distinction.

Multi-Tenant-Account Support
Source: Architecture changes in Teams Desktop Client for Windows

New channels:

The latest posts are now in focus: The post editor and the latest posts are prominently displayed at the top of the page. Each post now has a conversation view as well as a new right pane with the channel's essential information. This design allows users to always be in the know about the latest posts without having to scroll endlessly. Additionally, users now have the freedom to choose whether their posts should appear at the top or bottom of the channel. The arrangement of the messages can also be done according to individual preferences, be it top-to-bottom or bottom-to-top orientation.

Better integration with Windows 11:

For a seamless experience in Windows 11, the design and colors have been adjusted. In addition, Teams settings have been partially integrated into Windows settings, including notifications. This results in a deeper link with Windows 11 and allows the use of pop-up notifications as well as features such as Do Not Disturb and the Windows 11 Notification Center. However, it is important to make sure that all necessary permissions, including Camera, are enabled to ensure smooth operation of the Teams version.


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