Teams finally has an Apple Silicon version for Mac M1s, in beta for now

It took 18 months of work for Microsoft to achieve this, but the company is almost there: a native version of its Teams communication client for Macs equipped with Apple Silicon chips.

This beta can be retrieved directly from the Microsoft site and is currently not available otherwise. It will probably be necessary to wait for the final version to see it being distributed more widely, including in automatic update.

This is a universal binary, made to work on both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs. For the latter, the difference is clear: the application launches in a fraction of the time previously required and greatly gains in responsiveness. Because Teams, already heavy, showed largely degraded performance with Rosetta.

The people concerned may jump on it, but at the risk of bugs: it is still a beta.

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