Microsoft Teams is available for the M1 family. The new M2 processor from Apple should be more efficient thanks to native support. This will save energy and extend battery life. The preview v1.5 of Apple Silicon, which Microsoft already released as a beta, has been released.
Support for M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max, M1 Ultra and M2
Teams 1.5.00.17261 was designed for macOS only and requires Rosetta x86 64 binary translation on the M1 processor family. The preview v1.5.00.20352 and Exploration Build v1.5.00. The 20915 and Development Build v1.5.00.20965 natively via Apple Silicon. Microsoft provides all three versions to download and test. Microsoft Teams on macOS and Apple Silicon
Microsoft Teams v1.5.00.20352 Example build
Microsoft Teams v1.5.00.20915 Build exploration
Microsoft Teams v1.5.00.20965 Build Development
The final Teams build for macOS, Apple Silicon and the Company’s “switch” to Arm64 to x86 is complete. However, it will take a bit longer.
Rosetta does not guarantee a higher return
The compatibility layer can be removed, allowing teams to work more efficiently and consume less power, which will significantly improve battery life. All core processes of Teams, along with the main program, now support native Arm64 applications like the GPU and rendering process.
Only the [MSTeamsAudioDevice.driver] driver is still only available for x86 and has yet to be ported to Apple Silicon. The native implementation means that teams use fewer CPU cycles and clock cycles. This should reduce power consumption and accelerate program launch.