One of the Microsoft applications that has gained the most force as a result of the current pandemic situation that we are experiencing, is Teams. The tool of the American company that seeks to help us optimize teamwork, whether in professional or educational settings.
A tool that we have already seen as it has been reinforced with functions and improvements in recent months and that now receives an update aimed at improving and optimizing its operation, especially in devices with less powerful hardware in which the consumption of RAM and CPU it seems fundamental. Improvements that will also be accompanied by a new “Offline” mode.
Consumption improvements and “Offline” mode
Some users have complained that when using Microsoft Teams on low-end Windows-based devices they have noticed excessive consumption of RAM and CPU, perhaps due to the fact that the app is not optimized for less powerful computers.
Microsoft has echoed the complaints and said it is working on performance improvements, although no details were provided. And it is that apparently, Teams is not optimized according to what hardware and for example does not work as well as it should on computers that use a mechanical hard drive instead of an SSD type.
Some users refer to consumption of up to 2 GB of RAM, problems that are repeated both in Windows-based computers and in others that use macOS. A problem that in computers with a fair memory makes the app almost unusable.
An issue that the company is already working on, and that is not the only novelty of Teams, which is preparing to receive a new feature that will allow users to be able to stay connected even if they don’t have an internet connection active.
The “Offline” mode, which is the new name, ** will begin rolling out in the next few weeksv and is designed for Microsoft Teams desktop and web clients. Although it works offline, when Teams notices that we are connected again, it will automatically send the messages that have been queued, a wait that lasts up to 24 hours.
Messages are not currently delivered or queued when the computer does not have an active Internet connection.
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