Microsoft Teams "2.0" Will Deliver Big Performance Improvements
Teams is the backbone of Microsoft’s modern communication platform and is the hub of productivity inside the Microsoft 365 suite of tools. But one of the problems with the application, as it exists today, is that it consumes a lot of resources that drag down performance.
Rish Tandon, the CVP Engineering for Microsoft Teams, posted on Twitter that his team is taking a major step to update the architecture of the platform. The app is moving away from Electron to Edge Webview2 and that Angular is gone and the app is now 100% running on React.js.
As noted by Tandon, the changes that Microsoft has made to Teams 2.0, as he calls it, will consume half the memory of a consumer account when compared to version 1.0. That’s a significant change for Teams and should help improve performance.
What is “Inside Microsoft Teams”?
“Inside Microsoft Teams” is a webcast series, now in Season 4 for IT pros hosted by Microsoft Product Manager, Stephen Rose. Stephen & his guests comprised of customers, partners, and real-world experts share best practices of planning, deploying, adopting, managing, and securing Teams. You can watch any episode at your convenience, find resources, blogs, reviews of accessories certified for Teams, bonus clips, and information regarding upcoming live broadcasts. Our next episode, “Polaris Inc., and Microsoft Teams- Reinventing how we work and play” will be airing on Oct. 28th from 10-11am PST.
Of course, the missing component is when will everyone be upgraded to “Teams 2.0”? The first opportunity will be when Windows 11 rolls out but that’s primarily focused on the consumer aspect of the platform. For corporate customers, we don’t have a timeline yet but if you have users complaining about performance, know that there is hope on the horizon.