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32 or 64 bit?

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This may be a dumb question, but is there any guidance on whether to use the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Teams?  Does it make any difference in terms of interoperability with the Office client?

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I would say the 64 bits, but I don't have any reference documentation I can share with you.

Don't know about teams specifically, but there is absolutely guidance about 32 vs 64 bit Office.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Choose-between-the-64-bit-or-32-bit-version-of-Office-2dee7...

 

 

Yes. In brief, if you use any 32bits add-ins/tools connected when 32. Otherwise 64 is the best choice.

Why would you say 64 bit is a better choice when it is only indicated in a limited number of scenarios, doesn't provide any benefit to the majority of users and can cause compatibility issues. There is a reason the default installation in O365 is 32bit. In my opinion, and that's all it is, 32bit is indicated for most folks unless they can show a clear need for 64bit. MS seems to agree.

Hi Sven,

 

IMHO, the only reason to use 32 bits is compatibility issues. In our company (~500 users) we shifted on 64 as soon as it appeared with small testing period. Now with O365 everyone is on 64 bit. For all these years i heard no complains. Have no concrete metrics, but performance is definitely at least bit better.

 

I could agree what in most scenarios you will see no big difference, and understand MS who mainly cares about compatibility and tries to avoid extra support cases.

OK, that's fair. I've installed 64bit on a test machine and VMs, just to see if I could see any benefit. Nothing substantial, in my view. If the whole enterprise is on it, swell. Just for the individual chosing for themselves, it is less likely to cause them grief at some point installing the 32bit. 

I see the support issue myself having had to deal with an Access app not running because the user installed 64bit Office only because they had a 64bit OS and thought they had to.

Hi @Sven Johannsen and @Sergei Baklan. Are there add-ins being developed for the 32 bit version of MS Teams? I thought the add-ins were connectors and tabs which natively run in both the 64 bit and 32 bit versions of MS Teams. 

I really have no idea how Teams integrates with Office products and whether 32 or 64 bit would be an issue. Just wanted to do a PSA on 32 vs 64 bit Office ;)

Not a dumb question at all. I was wondering the same thing when I noticed that I have 64 bit Teams and 32 bit Office clients. In the past, this would have been a cause of headaches, but I'm not sure if that is still the case. I'm about to uninstall Teams and replace with 32 bit just to be safe, but I'd like to get some clear guidance from MS.

 

@Suphatra Rufo would you please get someone to provide some perspective from MS on this topic

I've just accessed 'Teams' and get the distinct impression it won't make a hill of beans difference whether you get the 32b or 64b client. I accessed through the web and used the 'get a desktop client' link at the top and it downloaded and installed the 64 bit version (Teams_windows_x64.exe). Looks like a Store App on Win 10. Later I found the 'get an application' page that offers Windows, Mac, various mobile clients (including Windows Phone, OMG, OMG) and that offers a 32 bit as well (Teams_windows.exe). Didn't install that one. In any case, the web and these applications are interfaces to team collaboration web services. They aren't diresctly tied to Office products IMHO, so what version of Office is likely irrelevent. I in fact installed the 64b Teams client along with my 32b copy of MS Office. No problems. I don't think Teams is going to care, unless you happen to have a 32bit machine. Yes they still exist, my Dell Venue 11 is running 32bit Win 10. In this case, I think install the one appropriate for your OS. MS's opinion on which Office to use is covered in the link posted near the beginning of the thread.

Everything you say makes a lot of sense and I agree with. My primary reason for asking MS to provide an answer, is that the link above is to an article that is only for Office and which does not mention the Teams app.

 

I have large clients that use SCCM to deploy apps and having a definitive document from MS regarding when to use each version of Teams will be required by their Change Control committees before they can deploy this app. 

Absolutely. The KB is just for Office, and I wasn't suggesting it applies to Teams. Teams didn't even exist when the Office 'guidance' was penned. Heck O365 didn't exist. The Office requirement to do one or the other stems from their being a lot of common code, routines, libraries, such that you can't do some 32 and some 64. You can't install 32 bit Office Premium and 64 bit Project. The Team clients seem to be independent of that Office architecture. It's a feature of Office 365, not a component of the Office Suite. That's why I say it doesn't matter, other than you couldn't do the 64 bit client on a 32 bit OS. Still some words from MS would be nice.

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Hi,

 

I found an Official statement here : 

09/25/2017 : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/get-clients

 

Windows

The Microsoft Teams installation for Windows provides downloadable installers in 32-bit and 64-bit architecture. The architecture should match that of the OS, which is what the online download defaults to.

   


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The architecture (32-bit vs. 64-bit) of Microsoft Teams is agnostic to the architecture of Office that is installed.

Thank you for this dialog... I have a 32-bit Office 365 on my x64 Windows 10 PC (because 32-bit Office is MS Recommended), so I was curious if an x64 MS Teams would work because I faced issues while trying to install a 64-bit Visio. 

 

However, the Official link for MS Teams states that "The architecture (32-bit vs. 64-bit) of Microsoft Teams is agnostic to the architecture of Windows and Office that is installed.". This means that one can (and ideally should) go with the 64-bit version of MS Teams (unless of-course your PC uses a 32-bit Processor\OS)

Folks, 

We just noticed that changes I made within the MS Teams Admin Center were applied to the 32 bit Win10 client, while the 64 bit clients still do not have the change. I made Praise available, but it isn't appearing in the apps.

I don't know of any other issues at this time.

 

J-

I have one issue which has been continuously happening. While using Teams 32 bit my camera works perfect, bug in 64 bit camera does not work at all. It's a fitted camera of dell laptop. What can be the issue?