MS Teams Update Cadence

shockoMS 256 Reputation points
2021-08-03T18:44:29.987+00:00

We have started a POC with the MS Teams desktop app within our organisation. To date, users had installed the MS teams desktop app on their corporate laptops themselves and it auto-updated but we are now looking at deploying using the machine wide installer and controlling the update frequency. This is because we now have the MS teams cloud backend as part of our M365 licenses. This raises the question:

  • How often is the MS teams desktop app updated? Is there a defined release cadence?
  • Are there more than one update channel available for it for enterprise customers?
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  1. JimmyYang-MSFT 49,286 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-08-04T05:33:04.247+00:00

    Hi @shockoMS

    How often is the MS teams desktop app updated? Is there a defined release cadence?

    Teams desktop client updates are released every two weeks after rigorous internal testing and validation through our Technology Adoption Program (TAP). It will update itself automatically.

    Are there more than one update channel available for it for enterprise customers?

    Users can also manually download updates by selecting Check for updates on the Profile drop-down menu on the top right of the app. If an update is available, it will be downloaded and silently installed when the computer is idle. If your Teams client is on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), you have to update the VM image by installing a new MSI.


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