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MC402124: Teams on Mac Universal Binary PKG and Native Apple Silicon Support

Note: If your organization does not use macOS you can safely disregard this message.

We are happy to inform you that the Teams macOS desktop client is set to support Apple Silicon chips natively in the 3rd quarter of the calendar year 2022. This support will be delivered seamlessly to existing users via the usual update process. For new users and installation, the Teams macOS desktop client will come in a Universal Binary PKG which will automatically install natively for Mac devices that run on Intel or Apple Silicon device. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 94836.

Teams now comes as a Universal Binary Mac so it runs natively on both Intel and Apple Silicon based Mac devices.

MC402124: Teams on Mac Universal Binary PKG and Native Apple Silicon Support

When this will happen

The Universal Binary Build is expected to start rolling out in late August and complete in mid-September.

You can expect this update to begin rolling out in early September.

How this will affect your organization

Users using devices that run on Apple Silicon will see optimized performance and reliability in Teams. The only impact you may notice is an increase in the size of the PKG which will be approximately 200 MB.

What you need to do to prepare

The is no work required to prepare for this change.

Message ID: MC402124
Published: 19 July 2022
Updated: 19 July 2022

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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