New Microsoft Teams app generally available on Azure Virtual Desktop


We are happy to announce the general availability of the new Microsoft Teams app on Azure Virtual Desktop.

Microsoft Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop supports chat and collaboration. With media optimizations, it also supports calling and meeting functionality by redirecting it to the local device when using a supported Remote Desktop client. Users and admins can now experience and enjoy all the benefits of the new Teams app on their virtual desktop. The new Teams App has not only matched features of the classic Teams app, but has also improved performance, reliability, and security.

Moving forward, new features and capabilities as well as enhancements to existing features will be available exclusively in the new Teams.

The classic Teams will reach the end of support on June 30th, 2024, after which users will not be able to use the classic Teams and will be asked to switch to the new Teams app. Therefore, we recommend you update to the new Teams today.

Note: New Teams for Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) in Microsoft 365 Government clouds (GCC, GCC-H, DoD) will be rolled out at a later date.

For more information on upgrading to the new Teams App, see Upgrade to new Teams for Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and the Microsoft Teams blog.

Set up Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop

New to setting up Microsoft Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop? Refer to the Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop documentation for more details.

Using FSLogix for roaming profiles? Be sure to download and test using FSLogix 2210 hotfix 3 Preview (2.9.8716.30241) which provides support for the new Microsoft Teams app. An updated troubleshooting article is also available: Troubleshooting issues with AppX, MSIX or Microsoft store applications.

Set up Teams on Windows 365

The new Microsoft Teams app is also available for Windows 365? Refer to the Teams on Windows 365 documentation on how to set up Microsoft Teams for Cloud PCs.

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