A "substantial boost in performance" is promised.
Microsoft announced that it has finally made Teams available for Apple Silicon Macs. According to Microsoft's Anupam Pattnaik, "Mac customers will see a noticeable increase in speed, assuring effective use of device resources and an improved Teams experience even when using several high-resolution monitors during calls or meetings."
Nearly two years have passed since Apple unveiled its initial Silicon-powered M1 handsets. Teams has so far used Rosetta 2 translation, which has led to performance problems like sluggish startup times, lag, and more. Running Teams as a progressive web app, which needs the Microsoft Edge Mac browser, has been one workaround.
Soon when Silicon-powered Macs were introduced, more Microsoft applications, including as the Office suite, were accessible. However, the business didn't begin beta testing a version of Teams that was tailored for the new CPUs until April.
The updated versions of Team will be made available as a universal binary that works flawlessly with Macs with Intel and Silicon processors. You will need to wait a little longer though, as Microsoft intends to distribute it "in increments over the following months."
Microsoft has unveiled a version of Microsoft Teams that is tailored for Apple Silicon, more than 18 months after the debut of the first Mac powered by the M1 CPU. Microsoft Teams' Apple Silicon edition is currently not publicly accessible to Teams users, but you can download it through the business' website.
Although the file was found this week on Microsoft's website, the corporation has not yet made this version of Teams for macOS public. Teams is now a "Universal" app, which can be seen when you download and install the app. This indicates that it is prepared for Macs equipped with both Apple Silicon and Intel.
To review, Macs with Apple Silicon can execute the following three sorts of applications:
Using the Mac App Store, you may download iPhone and iPad apps.
Apple claims that Universal apps are apps created for both Apple Silicon and Intel processors and are available for download from the Mac App Store or the internet. Rosetta 2 translation enables users to run apps made for Intel Macs on Apple Silicon, with some apps sometimes performing better in Rosetta with M1 than they did with Intel. Microsoft Teams for macOS functioned as an Intel application on Apple Silicon Macs up until this past week, utilizing Apple's Rosetta 2 translation engine.
Teams users have voiced a number of grievances with the absence of an Apple Silicon version of Teams over the past 18 months.
Teams looks to be at a beta stage right now, which means it may not yet be completely stable and may have bugs and performance problems. However, it ought to result in observable enhancements to the performance of Apple Silicon computers.
Every week, Microsoft releases fresh iterations of its applications for public preview. Tomorrow, April 26, is anticipated to mark the formal release of the new version. On the Microsoft website, you can download this beta version of the program if you use Microsoft Teams and have an Apple Silicon Mac.