Microsoft Teams for Windows 11

After the release of Windows 11 in 2021, Microsoft actively started working on a redesigned and “built from scratch” version of Microsoft Teams for the next-generation devices. The new Teams experience is apparently called “Microsoft Teams 2.0” and it’s available to users with a personal account on Windows 11 devices.

The biggest difference between the old Teams client and the new Teams is the fact that Teams 2.0 is not based on Electron and Microsoft is using embedded web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript on top of the Chromium engine for Teams 2.0. At the same time, Microsoft also made significant improvements to the business/desktop app of Teams.

The original Microsoft Teams client for Windows 11 and Windows 10 is now significantly faster on the desktop platforms, thanks to a number of improvements released over the past several months. This is according to metrics shared based on the 95th percentile metrics.

Microsoft says it wanted to take users on low-end devices and low bandwidth networks into account, which is why the report only focuses on the 95th percentile of all desktop users in the world. This means that 95 percent of the time the experience would be better than what is highlighted in the report.

Teams is now much faster on Windows

After the recent updates, Microsoft Teams now loads pages faster than earlier. The latency has been improved by 11.4% when users scroll through the chats list. On the other hand, scrolling within the channel list is now faster by 12.1%.

The compose message box has been updated and it loads 63% faster, so you can type a message immediately.

Here’s a list of the remaining performance improvements:

  • The time to switch between channels and open a new chat window has been dramatically reduced. It’s faster by 25%.
  • Teams ability to switch between threads in the activity feed is now 17.4%.
  • Switching between chat threads has improved by 3.1%.

Microsoft official confirmed that more improvements are on the way, but they cannot share the timeline at the moment.

“We have more improvements coming for the business version including larger architecture improvements although I am not able to share the timeline at this time,” the company said.