Making the Switch to the NEW Microsoft Teams

New Microsoft Teams

If you haven’t heard by now, there’s a new version of Microsoft Teams in town! While the deadline to access the classic Teams app has been extended to July 1, 2024, Microsoft suggests making the switch as soon as possible to access a faster, simpler, and more flexible experience.

Features and Changes in the NEW Microsoft Teams

What can you expect in the new Teams?

  • Select a user’s avatar or profile photo anywhere in new Teams to quickly get an overview of their online status, next available calendar slot in Outlook, work hours, local time, or work location either remote or in office.
  • Select a user’s avatar or profile photo anywhere in Teams and navigate to the organizational chart within the profile card.
  • Colors, tooltip styles, and general appearance have been updated.
  • Select a user’s avatar or profile photo anywhere in Teams and navigate to the LinkedIn tab within the profile card.
  • Team owners can edit team name and change team picture in the team Settings tab by selecting More options (…) > Manage team.
  • The OneDrive app replaces the Files app on the left navigation pane.

How to Switch to the New Teams

Ready to try out the new Teams? Start by opening the Teams desktop app on your Windows device, then turn on the Try the new Teams toggle at the top.

new Teams toggle view

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A pop-out dialogue will appear. Select Get it now and it will start installing.

Preview the new Teams modal

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Your Teams app will reboot to open the new version!

Managing Microsoft Teams

As Microsoft Teams continues to evolve and integrate more seamlessly into the daily operations of businesses worldwide, it’s essential to have a reliable partner for licensing and management. Our team at Opal Business Solutions, a Microsoft Solutions Partner for Modern Work, has proven our ability to help organizations boost productivity and embrace hybrid work with apps like Microsoft Teams. If your business is looking for a partner, we’re here to help!

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