The new team client was first announced during the Windows 11 event and is currently being referred to as “Team 2.0”. With Microsoft Teams 2.0, Microsoft plans to target consumers and make popular video collaboration tools available on more devices.
Thanks to a leaked build, we have now managed to download and install an early preview of the brand new Microsoft Teams app.
Microsoft Teams 2.0 first look
This new application is built throughout the Microsoft Web Teams, but uses WebView EDGE (Chromium), which means Microsoft has deleted the browser address bar and the user can run a Microsoft team in a separate window like the current desktop application.
Extensions and the main browser menu is also lost, but you can find an edge browser trail when you click right anywhere in the application window.
In our tests, we observed that Teams 2.0 is significantly faster than the current desktop app and it can run smoothly on lower-end devices with 4GB of RAM and Core i3 (10th-gen) without suffering major hits to their performance.
The use of memory teams has also dropped and overall performance is significantly better than the current platform. In fact, the Microsoft team can now launch instantly and will not be trapped on the loading screen, thanks to the Microsoft Edge background process and WebView integration.
The new team client has been designed with consumers and performance in mind, and it will offer “always the latest nature” thanks to the use of Edge WebView.
In other words, users can easily download and update clients. Microsoft also activates integration with all Windows 10 features, such as original notifications, including the upcoming team chat application in Windows 11.
All features of the Microsoft team needed are available in new versions, but advanced controls are currently lost. For example, shared mode functionality is limited and users cannot make changes to the regulation of noise cancellation.
The new web-based team clients are currently under development and Microsoft will enable support for features such as multiple accounts and increased powerpoint integration.