Enable the new Microsoft Teams for your organization today!


Today, we announced the general availability of the new Microsoft Teams application for Windows and Mac including availability for our education customers. We have also commenced public preview for our government cloud and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) customers.

Upgrading to the new Teams is quick and effortless for our end-users, no migration is required! Just turn on the switch in the top-left corner of the classic Teams app to begin your new Teams experience. With just one click, you can join millions of users who are relying on new Teams to stay connected with colleagues, partners, and customers and achieve more together.

Let’s find out detailed information with Vietbay below:

How to prepare your organization for this change

As  administrators, there are several options to assist your users in upgrading to the new Teams experience. Before you get started, please review your organization’s processes, status of your computers and the below pre-requisites for smooth upgrade.

Upgrade Pre-requisites

  • No changes are normally required as long as software is up-to-date and windows defaults have not been changed.
  • Ensure  IT software such as App Locker, Anti-Virus, Network Port, etc. are not blocking . Qos in Teams
  • Make sure all devices are on a supported version of Windows (for VDI only – Windows Server 2019 or higher)
Pre-Requisites Windows Mac
Teams update  Policy


Ensure the Teams admin setting  “Use New Teams client” under TeamsUpdate Management policy is not set to “Not enabled”

We highly recommend setting this to “New Teams as default” or leaving it to “Microsoft controlled” for seamless experience

Same as Windows
OS version Windows 10 version 10.0.19041 or higher
Teams App Version or higher to see the Try the new Teams toggle.

If users are on lower version, they must update by selecting the overflow menu (…) > Check for updates > Update. Then restart the app.

Version or higher

If users are on lower versions, they must update via overflow menu (…) and selecting on check for updates, update, and restarting the app. If they still don’t see the toggle, please Report a Problem.

GPO Policies enabled To install new Teams client, ensure users have the below GPO settings set to “Not configured.”

‘Prevent non-admins users from installing packaged Windows apps’
, ‘Allow all trusted apps to install’ etc. 

To install the new Teams client, the user needs admin privileges for their computer. If the user doesn’t have admin privileges, admins can use their MDM (or other way they deploy and install software on devices without admin privileges) and use this PKG.
Webview 2 Automatic update must be enabled. N/A

Decide your upgrade path: Microsoft Managed Upgrade options and schedules

Users see “Try the new Teams toggle”

For organizations that have set or left the Teams Update policy “Use new Teams Client” to either: Microsoft controlled (the value in the Teams Admin Center) or Microsoft choice (if you are using PowerShell), users with existing copies of classic Teams will begin to see “Try the new Teams” toggle per the below schedule. This is based on two factors:

  • Which Microsoft 365/Teams license is assigned to the user; and
  • The Microsoft 365 app update channel you’re using.
Update channel Date
Public preview program Available
Targeted release program Available
Current Channel In rollout
Monthly Enterprise Channel October 2023
Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview) October 2023
Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel
Semi-annual Extended
LTSC and remaining channels
November 2023

New Teams will become the default client

Similarly, for organization with the default policy, existing Teams users are updated to the new Teams as their default client per the schedule belowUsers are switched once to the new Teams. For a limited period, they will have the ability to switch back to Classic Teams before this option is completely removed

Update channel Date
Teams Public Preview October 2023
Targeted Release Channel October 2023
Current Channel Late October 2023
Monthly Enterprise Channel December 2023
Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview) November 2023
Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel
Semi-annual Extended,
LTSC, and remaining channels
January 2024

Microsoft Managed Upgrade via Microsoft 365 Apps

If the classic Teams app is already installed on a computer, the Microsoft 365 Apps deployment will install new Teams alongside classic Teams on the device. The classic Teams installation will not change. The following table shows the schedule.

Plan Channel Date
Business Teams Public Preview October 2023
Enterprise Office Beta Channel and Current Channel (Preview) October 2023
Enterprise Current Channel October 2023
Enterprise Monthly Enterprise Channel November 2023
Enterprise Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview) November 2023
Enterprise Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel December 2023

Admin managed Upgrade via Teams policy:

There are two methods to manage and configure the new setting either via Teams Admin Center or via Teams PowerShell. To manage this via Teams Admin Center,

  • Sign In to Teams admin center  and select Teams>Teams update policies
  • Select Add to create a new policy or select an existing policy to open the update policy pane
  • Name the update policy, add a description, and select the setting for “Use new Teams client”, as shown below and select “New Teams as default: from the setting value

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This will make new Teams as the default client for your users and users will be automatically switched to new Teams.  For managing via Teams policy and more, please follow detailed instruction in our policy documentation Upgrade to the new Teams

Admin managed

Microsoft provides an executable file to directly bulk install the new Teams client to computers in your organization using your preferred software management tools. This would install the new Teams app (for interoperability with other Microsoft software.

Source: Siemens

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