IT Announcement: Coming Soon – Microsoft Teams Update

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

UNTS Information Technology

Attention UNT System Enterprise Employees:

In early January 2024, the Microsoft Teams desktop application will automatically update to a new and redesigned version. The new Teams app will provide a faster, simpler, and more flexible experience. There is no major impact to the user experience for the updated Teams application. The transition will be seamless, and users you will be able to continue to use the features they're currently accustomed to. Users will experience:


Faster TeamsFASTER

The new Teams app is up to twice as fast while consuming up to 50% fewer resources.

App launch: 2X faster

Join meetings: 2X faster

Switch chat and channels: 1.7X faster

Memory consumption: 50% less



Simpler TeamsSIMPLER

A simpler user experience that makes it easier to do more in fewer clicks.

Streamlined actions: Less clutter for notifications, search, and messages.

Personalized experiences: Threaded conversations and interactive emoji give users more expressive collaboration.

Simplified meetings: Meet app, meeting stage, and presenter views.





Seamless cross-tenant communication and collaboration across organizations with multiple tenants and multiple accounts.

Side-by-side cross-tenant collaboration: Seamlessly chat and meet with users inside and outside of your home tenant.

Improved people search: Identify the correct colleague with improved people search results across multiple tenants.

Improved collaboration across organizational boundaries: Users stay signed into multiple accounts simultaneously and receive real-time notifications.


Until then, please continue to use the classic Teams desktop application without interruption. Users can access this virtual demonstration for the new features of Microsoft Teams. For any questions, please contact