Today, we start the next chapter of the Microsoft Teams story with the general public sneak peek of the brand-new Microsoft Teams app for Windows
From its creation in 2017, our vision for Groups has actually constantly been to unite all your interaction and partnership tools in one location, from chat and conferences to apps and files. Whether utilized for work, school, or life, over 280 million individuals depend on Groups monthly to remain efficient and gotten in touch with coworkers, partners, consumers, buddies, and household. Groups has actually likewise made it possible for fantastic development from third-party independent software application suppliers (ISVs), business designers, and system integrators– leading to over 1,900 apps in the shop along with over 100,000 customized apps that incorporate effortlessly with the Groups platform. These applications, when integrated with a broad community of Groups licensed gadgets and spaces, assist you remain efficient and in the circulation of work.
We have actually been listening to your feedback which has actually culminated in a reimagining of Groups from the ground up. The brand-new app is constructed on a structure of speed, efficiency, versatility, and intelligence– providing up to 2 times quicker efficiency while utilizing half less memory so you can conserve time and work together more effectively. We have likewise structured the user experience so that it is easier to utilize and much easier to discover whatever in one location. These improvements likewise offer the structure for game-changing brand-new AI-powered experiences, such as Copilot for Microsoft Teams, revealed previously this month. 1
While we have actually currently been making a stable stream of enhancements in the existing Groups apps, the greatest advancements will just be offered with brand-new Groups. Below is a summary of the most considerable locations of enhancement however you can deep dive into the complete list in our Tech Neighborhood blog site
The brand-new Microsoft Teams: Faster, easier, more versatile, and smarter
Faster. Our North Star for brand-new Groups is to make it two times as quick while utilizing half the system resources. To accomplish this, we have actually made a ground-up financial investment to revamp the platform to enhance the information, network, chat, and video architecture for speed and efficiency. We are by no indicates done enhancing the efficiency of brand-new Groups, however we have actually currently seen extremely appealing information even from the general public sneak peek develop presenting today. We have actually dealt with the independent benchmarking firm GigaOm to measure a few of the efficiency gains, which reports that both app launch and sign up with conference are currently two times as quickly, and memory usage has actually reduced by half when checking the brand-new Groups sneak peek compared to traditional Groups. 2
Easier. We are constantly trying to find methods to offer an easier yet feature-rich experience for our varied and growing user base. That’s why we are thrilled to present improvements to the core Groups experience that will make it much easier for you to remain on top of your notices, look for info, handle your messages, and arrange your channels– all with less clicks. To find out more on the style journey of brand-new Groups, have a look at this article from Microsoft Style
More versatile. We understand that a number of our consumers have companies that cover several renters and accounts. That’s why we have actually made a significant financial investment in our assistance for these circumstances. We have actually enhanced our authentication design, synchronization, and notice systems to offer a smooth and constant experience. For instance, numerous consumers require to work together with individuals throughout organizational borders, which often indicates they utilize Teams throughout several renters or accounts. Rather of visiting and out of various renters and accounts, you can now remain checked in throughout them all– getting notices no matter which one you are presently utilizing.
Smarter. The brand-new Groups will be the structure for next-generation AI experiences, consisting of those we have actually formerly revealed, such as smart wrap-up and Copilot for Microsoft Teams We will utilize AI to take the work out of collaborating by getting you up to speed about what took place prior to you signed up with a conference or chat and addressing your concerns all in the circulation of the conversation. We’re only simply starting to see the capacity of AI within Groups, and we will have lots more to share in the future.
We are targeting the basic schedule of brand-new Groups later on this year in 2023. In the meantime, we motivate our business consumers utilizing Windows to attempt the general public sneak peek, which is presenting beginning today. We mean to extend the sneak peek release to a more comprehensive set of consumers, consisting of those utilizing Macs later on this year. While users in our Public Sneak peek program will have access to brand-new Groups right now, our wider set of business consumers will require an admin to very first opt-in, after which users will see a basic toggle to change to the brand-new Groups. You’ll likewise have the ability to change back to traditional Groups at any time.
Today marks the brand-new age of Microsoft Groups, and we are simply getting going. As the world continues to develop, Groups is here to be your modern-day work environment. For a preview of all the brand-new experiences we are developing on brand-new Groups, see the video listed below.
While brand-new Groups is a huge leap forward in the Groups journey, it’s not the only thing we are revealing today. For a deep dive into the 50-plus extra brand-new functions concerning Groups, make certain to take a look at this Tech Neighborhood article which sums up all the statements we are making today at Business Link.
Thank you for utilizing Groups– we are enjoyed present the quicker, easier, and more versatile app beginning today. I would motivate you to attempt it out and share your ideas with us. We eagerly anticipate speaking with you and assisting you get the most out of Groups.
If you’re an admin, discover how to allow the brand-new Groups today.
1 Presenting Microsoft 365 Copilot– An entire brand-new method to work, Colette Stallbaumer, Microsoft 365 Blog site. March 16, 2023.