M365 Changelog: (Updated) Microsoft Teams – Simplified App Update Experience

MC503298 – Updated February 23, 2023: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline and provided additional information. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Teams now maintains an index of all of the apps (and the corresponding versions) a user has consented to. Using this index, an app is automatically updated in real time everywhere it is installed for the user. After the user updates the app in any one context, the updated version is available in all other installed contexts, without any other user action.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 95676

When this will happen:

Standard: Microsoft will begin rollout in mid-April (previously late February) and expects rollout to be complete by mid-May (previously mid-March).

GCC, GCC-H, DoD: Microsoft will begin rollout in mid-May (previously mid-March) and expects rollout to be complete by mid-June (previously mid-April).

How this will affect your organization:

With the simplified app update experience, apps that require new permissions must be manually updated. After the app is updated in one place, it is updated everywhere that has the matching permissions. An app with an update that doesn’t require new permissions automatically updates without any explicit user action.

With the simplified app update experience, apps are automatically updated based on the admin policies defined by you.

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For apps that require users to accept new permissions, the app details page has a What’s new tab that highlights any changes to the app. This tab mentions any required updates to permissions.

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Users can keep their apps updated to the latest version by upgrading just one time. Badging appears beside Manage your apps at the bottom of the Appspane, and beside the Appstab on the Manage team page.

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Apps with pending updates are automatically sorted to the top in the Manage your apps pane.

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What you need to do to prepare:

Admins do not need to take any action to enable this feature in their organizations. For additional information, please visit this page.

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