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  • Writer's pictureTom Wyant

Are you running the new version of Teams? Why not?

Microsoft has released a new version of Teams, their video chat and collaboration tool. What's the big deal? Well, it's all about making your work life faster and easier, something we can all use.

The new Teams is like the superhero of apps, and it's here for both Windows and Mac users. It's not just fast; it's "twice as fast" fast! It's also gone on a bit of a diet, using up to 50% less of your computer's memory and storage space.

But that's not all. Microsoft didn't just patch things up; they went back to the drawing board to make Teams simpler and more adaptable. Here's what's new:

  • It plays nice with third-party apps, meaning you can connect and collaborate more smoothly.

  • It's happier when it comes to making phone calls outside of the Teams bubble.

  • And it gets you into those meetings quicker than you can say, "not another meeting."

This pumped-up Teams version has some tech magic that lets it share resources with your web browser, reducing the memory and storage it munches on. And the real kicker? Initial tests show Teams is now twice as speedy when loading, joining meetings, and switching between chats and channels.

And here's the best part: this isn't just for Windows folks; Mac users will also enjoy this performance boost.

Microsoft is confident that this update will be a game-changer for your productivity. They've spruced up the user interface and even thrown in a "mark all as read" feature for your activity.

But that's not all! Meet Copilot, your new AI buddy, who can summarize the essential bits from your chats and calls. It's like having your own personal assistant, minus the coffee runs.

So, are you ready to make the switch to the new and improved Teams? It's rolling out right now. Take a peek at the top left corner of your Teams app; if you spot "try the new Teams," go ahead and give it a whirl.

And if you ever need a helping hand with Teams for your business, don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to assist!



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