After a long wait, Microsoft Teams is now officially fully optimized to run on Apple Silicon devices, the companies have announced.
The video conferencing service has been updated to provide native support for Apple-powered devices such as the M1 MacBook Pro, with production-grade Teams universal binary version designed to work on any Apple computer, including those with Apple’s own M-series chips. .
Microsoft said in a blog post (opens in new tab) that Mac users should see a “significant performance improvement, ensuring efficient use of device resources and an optimized Teams experience.” The update will better support professional users with multiple high-resolution monitors, enabling more than one Teams window.
Despite its own extensive hardware catalog, Microsoft says it’s “dedicated to the Mac.”
Teams users on macOS devices will be automatically upgraded to the latest version that provides greater support and optimization, with general availability of the Teams app for M-series computers rolling out “in increments” over a period that could take several months fogging up.
Until then, users with Apple silicone computers will have to continue using Rosetta 2 translation technology. While effective, Rosetta 2 will negatively impact the performance of any app that needs support
Microsoft Teams for Mac
Microsoft is working hard to ensure that Teams is the best video conferencing suite available and has therefore released several updates to the app.
It was announced last month that Yammer communities would expand and evolve into Viva Engage – a new business-oriented social media platform that will be on every device in the Teams app – for eligible users.
This is intended to ensure that the company is in a good position to support new hybrid work routines, which macOS users will soon finally be able to fully experience.