Microsoft optimizes Teams for Apple Silicon

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Microsoft announced yesterday, August 3, that a version of Teams optimized for Apple Silicon will be rolling out gradually over the next few months.

The software giant had been testing this new client for Mac, through a beta version of its collaboration software, since last April.

Performance increase

Microsoft aims to optimize core applications in its Microsoft 365 suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, for Apple’s in-house processor.

The new version of Teams should result in a significant increase in performance, applications no longer need to run in emulation with Rosetta 2. Microsoft says that performance should be improved even with multiple HD screens used for calls or meetings in videoconference.

All Macs, especially those with M1 and M2 chips, will have their Teams client automatically updated, Microsoft says: the entire range of Macs, including those with Apple Silicon. »


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