Microsoft Teams plumbing set for an upgrade to boost performance
Microsoft is working on a maintenance update for its collaboration platform Teams, which would, according to the company, improve the platform’s overall performance for its users. A new entry(opens in a new tab) in the Microsoft 365 product roadmap explains that the Microsoft eCDN, the company’s own business content delivery network, will soon be compatible with Microsoft Teams. While the specifics of the roadmap are complicated, the main idea is that Microsoft Teams users will be able to improve their video streaming experience without having to make any changes to their devices.
The best video conferencing and collaboration tools share similar feature sets, so companies are competing on application performance. For example, the update to Microsoft Teams that will roll out to everyone before the end of the month is just one piece of the bigger picture toward that purpose. The company hasn’t said anything about how the change might improve performance, but any improvement is good.
Microsoft has released a number of changes to Teams in recent months, all of which share a similar purpose. In order to better serve users with Apple-made hardware, the company has lately taken measures to enhance PDF support and extend compatibility with more browsers. The pattern is visible in other places as well. Zoom is adding more advanced security features to more of its services, and Google just updated Meet to make it better at telling the difference between the background and the foreground. This makes features like light adjustment and background blur work better.