Microsoft to launch new universal-binary version of Teams for Mac

Microsoft has officially announced that the new Teams client for Mac will be available to customers “in increments over the coming months.”

According to Microsoft officials, the upcoming optimized Teams client will receive a significant performance boost, one of which will eliminate the need to run the application in emulation with Apple’s Rosetta 2. The performance boost will ensure that the application also works at the highest level when using multiple high-resolution monitors for calls or meetings.

As part of the new development, all Mac users, including those with M1/M2-based Macs, will automatically switch to the new Teams client.

“We are rolling out a production-grade universal binary version of Teams, which means it will run natively on the entire Mac lineup, including those with Apple silicon,” said Microsoft officials said.

For some time now, users have complained that Google documents, PowerPoint files, and Word files do not interact with Apple’s silicon processors, which are available on most new Mac computers and other products. Microsoft is therefore working to optimize its key Microsoft 365 apps, such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, for Apple silicon.

Microsoft has been testing a beta version of Apple’s silicon-optimized version of Teams since April, and it seems that the company is now in control of all issues related to Macs and its Team app.

The sources for this piece include an article in ZDNet.

IT World Canada Staff
IT World Canada Staff
The online resource for Canadian Information Technology professionals.

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