Microsoft Teams App Gains Native Apple Silicon Support

Microsoft today announced the debut of a native Microsoft Teams app that's been optimized for Apple silicon Macs, with the app coming after several months of development.

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Microsoft Teams is a business communication platform that's similar to Slack, offering text-based chat, video conferencing, file storage, app integration, and more. The native version of the app will bring a "significant boost in performance" for a more efficient use of device resources and an optimized Teams experience during calls and meetings.

At Microsoft, we are committed to delivering great product experiences that help our customers work easier and faster on their favorite devices. We heard from our customers who use Mac with Apple silicon that they want Teams to be optimized for their devices. We are rolling out a production grade universal binary version of Teams, which means it will run natively on the entire Mac lineup, including those with Apple silicon.

Microsoft says that all Mac users will be automatically upgraded with the most recent update to Teams, and the generally available version of the native Teams app on Apple silicon Macs will be rolled out to customers in increments over the coming months.

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Top Rated Comments

erikkfi Avatar
25 months ago
Companies use Teams because it comes along with Office. No one would ever compare Teams against Slack and decide to use Teams.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Marbles1 Avatar
25 months ago
Is this an actual full replatforming?

MS teams for windows still looks like a ****** electron app using a gig of memory.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mox358 Avatar
25 months ago

Companies use Teams because it comes along with Office. No one would ever compare Teams against Slack and decide to use Teams.
Exactly… our company 100% did this. Slack worked much better, but they didn’t want to pay for it when we got Teams for free. Teams has been a dumpster fire for most of us, but it’s a free dumpster fire so it’s what we have to use now.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Danfango Avatar
25 months ago
Now it can suck natively!
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BootsWalking Avatar
25 months ago
Microsoft today announced debut of a native Microsoft Teams app that's been optimized for Apple silicon Macs, with the app coming after several months of development.

They must have been using an Intel-based Mac to compile it.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mikeyy00 Avatar
25 months ago
They've had M1 builds for months.. just visit this and grab whichever "release" you're looking for.

(for some stupid reason, the one @ microsoft.com is still Intel).

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ItzLevvie/MicrosoftTeams-msinternal/master/defconfig
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)