M365 Changelog: Preview the new Microsoft Teams on Mac

MC672547 – Microsoft is rolling out the preview of the new Microsoft Teams desktop app for Mac to our users in the Public preview and Targeted release programs. Read MC533687 that Microsoft announced in March 2023 to learn about the benefits of new Teams for Windows.

The new app is built on a foundation of speed, performance, and flexibility, saving you time and helping your organization work together more efficiently. The new Teams app enables users that manage multiple work or school accounts to collaborate more effectively across organizational boundaries. You can seamlessly engage with users across multiple accounts and organizations without having to drop out of a call or meeting, ensuring no disruption to your workflow. With multi-tenant organization (MTO), users in organizations that manage employees across multiple tenants will have the ability to search for coworkers in another tenant, have single chat thread with other users, receive real-time notifications, join meetings, and calls in another tenant, and multitask from their home tenant.

This change is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 122540

When this will happen:

Microsoft will begin rolling this out in early September 2023

How this will affect your organization:

If you are in Public preview and/or Targeted release programs, Microsoft will begin displaying Try the new Teams toggle within the classic Microsoft Teams client where the admin policy setting of UseNewTeamsClient is set to Microsoft default value (Microsoft controlled in the Teams Admin Center (TAC) or Microsoft choice in PowerShell).

Note: users can use the new Teams and switch back to classic Teams anytime. Our goal is to ensure you are fully empowered to try new Teams in a manner that’s right for you as early as possible.

What you can do to prepare:

You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.

Visit the admin page to learn about prerequisites and known issues for new Teams on Mac.

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