Some reports have been popping up over the past few years about performance problems when using Microsoft Teams on low-end Windows devices. With their feedback, more users have chimed in, and it seems fairly clear at this point that Microsoft Teams is not optimized for all low-end configurations.
Microsoft has confirmed that it is considering performance improvements for the Teams desktop client to reduce RAM and CPU usage in a new status update on the community forum. Microsoft simply stated that it was working on improvements in performance and there were no details provided. It’s no secret that, according to several user reports, Microsoft Teams is not optimized for all configurations and it feels laggy on devices with HDD. What causes performance problems is unclear, but it’s finally confirmed that this is something that the business is well aware of.
New offline experience
Microsoft Teams is also gaining a new feature that will help users stay connected without an active internet connection, in addition to performance improvements. The new experience is called “Offline” mode and in the coming weeks it will start rolling out. This new offline mode is designed for desktop and web clients from Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Teams will automatically send messages as part of the Phase One rollout once you are connected to the internet within 24 hours. At present, when your device is disconnected from an active internet connection, messages are not delivered. Users are prompted to retry and delete the messages when this happens.
Microsoft will add those unsent messages to a queue for up to 24 hours after updating the new offline mode. You’ll need to send the message again if your message is not delivered for more than 24 hours. You can also edit unsubmitted messages by the end of February, which should help ensure your colleagues receive the latest message.