Microsoft Teams 2.0 is coming soon: Here’s what you need to know

by | Aug 6, 2021

Microsoft Teams has kept businesses growing during the pandemic, with adoption skyrocketing in 2020 and countless companies adopting hybrid working models.

What’s next for the company’s flagship collaboration suite and how can this help your business collaborate even better? To start, some scene setting. Teams is officially replacing Skype for Business this month and to coincide with this switch-off, Microsoft previewed the upcoming version of Teams (known as “Teams 2.0” for now) that will be directly integrated with Windows 11, rolling out in October this year. Although the way people will use Teams will be the same, under the hood Teams 2.0 is a dramatic evolution with big performance improvements promised. No-one likes sluggish technology or slow loading times. Expect faster communication, more engaging video calls, the ability to switch between user accounts (excellent news for service-based businesses) and less frustration for those who are using older workstations. Ultimately, the overhaul demonstrates Microsoft’s commitment to intuitiveness and software-as-a-service technologies. In recent years, Microsoft has been redesigning its ecosystem as cloud-first and everything is about the customer experience. Clearly the company is listening to partners and customers. Here’s a quick overview on how Teams will change:
  • Easier to use with a new minimalist interface that’s easier on the eye
  • Greater accessibility thanks to light, dark and high contrast themes
  • Faster collaboration – i.e., memory consumption is improving
As a Gold Microsoft partner, we are perfectly positioned to help you navigate the Microsoft ecosystem and to maximise your existing investments in other Microsoft solutions and services as Teams takes centre stage. Hybrid working is only possible when platforms like Teams are at the heart of great business communication, and this reaffirms the fact that Microsoft is going all in on Teams as its flagship collaboration service. Microsoft Teams has a bright future ahead and we will keep you updated with the latest news as it comes. Contact us today to understand how Microsoft Teams can help your business grow.