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Microsoft Teams will now natively support Apple Macs


Microsoft announced that Apple Silicon Macs can now natively run its communication tool, Teams. This indicates that the software will now function at its maximum native speed on any MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, or Mac Studio equipped with a CPU from the Apple M1 or M2 family. Since the app was originally made for Intel processors, running it on Apple silicon requires it to travel through the Rosetta 2 compatibility layer, which slows down performance.

Teams isn’t the quickest programme even when it is running natively, so having a version that performs at 100% native performance is a really welcome upgrade. According to Microsoft, you may anticipate “a considerable gain in performance, guaranteeing optimal use of device resources” as well as a more optimised user experience. One of the situations where you’ll notice improvements, according to the business, is when you’re utilising multiple high-resolution monitors at once while on a call.

Apple first announced Apple Silicon Macs in late 2020. These processors are based on the Arm architecture, the same type of CPU used in today’s smartphones. These are considerably different from Intel processors, which is why a compatibility layer is required. Arm-based Windows devices (with Qualcomm processors) encounter similar issues, but perhaps don’t receive as much support as Apple Silicon. Many apps, including some of Microsoft’s own services, have added native support for Apple Silicon over the last couple of years. For instance, the OneDrive sync app for Mac just added support for Apple Silicon.

Microsoft Teams native support update roll out

All Mac users will receive the most recent update to Teams automatically, according to Microsoft, and consumers will gradually start receiving the generally accessible version of the Teams software on Apple silicon Macs over the coming months.

According to Microsoft on their blog

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.


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