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Introducing the new Microsoft Teams, now in preview!!!


Can the new Microsoft Teams get any better?

Microsoft is constantly adding more functionality to Microsoft Teams; it appears that the possibilities are endless!

And now you’ll be pleased to know they have a new version, which is currently in preview.

In this blog, we’ll look at some of the improved functionality due to be added to the new version of Microsoft Teams, which is scheduled to be available this summer.

What’s improved in Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is getting a major overhaul with the new version currently in preview. The new Teams offers a host of features that promise to make collaboration and productivity even more streamlined and efficient.

Redesigned interface

One of the most significant changes in the new Teams is the redesigned interface, which aims to make it easier for users to navigate and access the tools they need.

The left-hand navigation bar has been reorganised to include sections for chats, teams, meetings, and files, making it easier to switch between different types of content.

Improved meeting experience

Another major enhancement is the improved meeting experience.

With the new Teams, users can easily schedule and join meetings. The platform will offer more control over meeting settings and the ability to customise backgrounds during video calls.

The new Teams also offers improved collaboration features, with a more intuitive way to share files, co-author documents, and work together in real-time. Additionally, users can now create virtual breakout rooms for small group discussions, making it easier to collaborate on specific tasks or projects.

Security and compliance

Security and compliance are also top priorities for the new Teams. The platform has built-in tools to help organisations protect their data, meet compliance requirements, and prevent unauthorised access.

Speed & Performance

These are some of the findings on the new Microsoft Teams’ speed and performance improvements.

  • Install app up to 3X faster
  • Launch app up to 2X faster
  • Join meetings up to 2X faster
  • Switch chats/channels up to 1.7X faster
  • Consume up to 50% less memory
  • Consume up to 70% less disk space

Overall, the new Microsoft Teams promises to be a significant improvement over the current version, with a range of new features that can help businesses and teams stay connected, productive, and secure.

Although still in preview, the new Teams is already generating buzz and excitement and it will be interesting to see how it evolves, as more users test and provide feedback.

Further Information

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