What is the software architecture pattern used by Microsoft Teams?

JollyGood97 21 Reputation points
2022-08-21T10:33:21.387+00:00

Hi, I'm doing a research on architecture patterns for my Masters and I have chosen MS Teams achitecture for my topic. As per my understanding, it uses a client-server architecture as well as few others. Can we justify if it indeed uses a client-server architecture? Would greatly appreciate answers. Thank you.

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  1. Dillon Silzer 54,746 Reputation points
    2022-08-22T04:07:01.55+00:00

    Hi @JollyGood97

    Most definitely Microsoft Teams has a client-server architecture (as do all Microsoft cloud services). Furthermore, there are a wide range of cloud services (Azure AD, SharePoint, etc) and content delivery networks that act as backbone for providing you the full MS Teams experience. What I'm explaining is just the tip of the iceberg as you can find more information below to dive deeper.

    Here is a good starter article on the front-end services of MS Teams:

    http://communicationsknowledge.blogspot.com/2018/03/microsoft-teams-client-and-service.html

    Microsoft Teams IT architecture and voice solutions posters

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/teams-architecture-solutions-posters

    Microsoft cloud for IT architects illustrations

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/solutions/cloud-architecture-models?view=o365-worldwide

    Microsoft Teams Architecture Deep Dive Maarten Eekels (YouTube Video)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcpVbg1XIuE

    TEAMS ARCHITECTURE FOR IT-PROS AND ARCHITECTS (Some good networking/app/foundational architecture)

    https://melcher.dev/2017-12-05-O365Bootcamp/Teams%20Architecture%20for%20IT-Pros%20and%20Architects.pdf

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