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Microsoft Teams Client updates

I have been getting questions from some on the Microsoft Teams client update frequency and process. Microsoft Teams is a modern online service and it is expected that users remain on the must up-to-date version fo the desktop client. This is important from a performance, security, and service reliability aspect.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/teams-client-update

For the full details please check out the link above. Here is a quick summary.

  • The Teams web app is updated weekly.
  • Teams desktop client updates are released every two weeks after rigorous internal testing and validation through our Technology Adoption Program (TAP). This usually takes place on a Tuesday. If a critical update is required, Teams will bypass this schedule and release the update as soon as it’s available.
  • The desktop client updates itself automatically. Teams checks for updates every few hours behind the scenes, downloads it, and then waits for the computer to be idle before silently installing the update.
  • Users can also manually download updates by clicking 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.