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Teams for Windows, which launched on Monday as a public preview, is getting a significant update, according to Microsoft.
Teams, according to the company, have undergone a complete overhaul that will “empower customers to overcome the obstacles of the growing modern workplace.”
In particular, Microsoft has concentrated on enhancing the app’s speed, efficiency, and flexibility. The firm claims that by rewriting and streamlining the app’s “data, network, chat, and video architecture,” the new Teams is twice as fast while consuming 50% less memory.
Microsoft has also simplified the Teams account navigation so that you need to make fewer clicks. Notifications, searches, messages, and channels may all be accessed more easily. Also, a significant feature in the new Teams enables you to keep your accounts open at the same time and receive notifications and information from all accounts regardless of which one you are presently using.
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These are only a few of the more than 50 changes available on the new Teams. The redesign follows the brand’s extensive integration of artificial intelligence into its portfolio of applications.
Copilot for Microsoft Teams, which incorporates ChatGPT functionality into the messaging app as well as the complete Microsoft 365 suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, was unveiled earlier this month. You can enter a prompt and obtain a respectable Google Slides presentation outline that functions similarly to the MagicSlides plug-in for Google Workspace. Unfortunately, it seems that both brand options need some manual editing help from users.
Microsoft declared at the beginning of the year that it has been funding and working with OpenAI, the parent company of ChatGPT, since 2019 and will do so for the foreseeable future. Prior to the changes to the Office 365 suite, Microsoft unveiled its new Bing browser, which came preloaded with the ChatGPT chatbot as its first release since announcing its partnership with OpenAI.
Also, Microsoft recently declared that the latest GPT-4 language model from OpenAI, which was introduced in mid-February, is the foundation of Bing Talk.
Microsoft anticipates making the new Teams available on more platforms, including Macs, before the end of the year. Commercial Windows users participating in the Public Preview program can currently test the new software. Access will only be granted to other users with an administrator’s permission. From there, users can utilize a toggle switch to access the new Teams and, if they so want, return to the original Teams.