Poor performance on Windows
The system takes a lot of the computer resources and slows down the overall performance of the pc
We are happy to share that Electron 10 is rolling out to the public ring now, so you should notice improvements. We expect overall performance of Teams to improve even further with upcoming fixes around the calling and meeting features We will share another update as soon as we are able to.
Cobus Viljoen commented
Hi There, performance is still a HUGE issue on windows machines.
We have multiple users struggling with this issue. Desktop app performance has become nearly unusable for many in our organization and the situation has become disruptive to our business at this point.
We are resorting to using other services like Zoom. Obviously this is not ideal as we are paying for O365 licensing and unable to use all of its features because of poor performance. Not sure what you guys are trying to achieve with all these changes, but it doesn't appear to be making the offering better. As a matter of fact the desktop app only seems to bog down on resource usage more than ever now. No amount of cache clearing, disabling hardware acceleration, or changes to any settings remediate this behavior.
The last update was June 1, 2021 and said we should be seeing improvement for the original post that started back in Oct 2020! We are seeing only degradation as far as performance goes. When can we expect this to change?
Our business uses Surface Pro 5 through Surface Pro 7 devices. Teams performance is fine until using video. After 5 minutes the video starts to stutter and lag. Unfortunately this is a perfect storm of using fanless devices with resource hungry software.
During video calls the Surface Pro's are heating up so much that the CPU is throttled making the call stutter and multi tasking impossible. I have found a solution which is to aim a desk fan at the back of the Surface Pro to cool it down or switch to a voice only call. Sadly this does appear to be a Teams client issue as have had hour long Zoom calls using video on the same Surface Pro in the same work area with zero issues.
It's making adoption of Teams and Surface Pro's quite a hard sell and forcing us to switch back to conventional laptops and to use Zoom for video calling.
@Anthony, as a developer myself, I'll have to add that the problem isn't them rolling out an unsupported version now. The problem is ignoring that version when it was introduced. Them moving now to this version may pave the path for upgrading to the next versions. When Teams gets stable, they might not even upgrade Electron anymore or only upgrade if serious security or compatibility issues arise.
Talking about it being a web app, the web version of teams is a lot more stable. I uninstalled Desktop Teams and now only use the web version.
Anthony nz commented
Lol, rolling an unsupported version a year after it went end of life - brilliant work.
How about you just Scrap teams and bring back Skype for Business.
Teams offers no value, it's just a wrapper for all the other products which work far better on their own.
Actually, Teams probably offers quite a lot of value to APT's .
Oh, so that makes sense. It is actually a web app. Though Slack is also made with Electron and isn't as slow as Teams
Raja Lakshman commented
Sharing screen on desktop version is very laggy to the extent it is not usable. However web version is giving instant sharing response. Hope the desktop version catches up as I like to have a background which is not available in web version.
Yes, I have to agree with many of the other comments, especially with regard to using electron. The Desktop version UI is horribly laggy. There is a lot of UI lag around chat and switching between channels.
I’m assuming this is related to being based on Electron. Maybe a .NET MAUI and/or WebASM application will eventually replace it, although that might be more problematic for Linux I guess.
Mine still runs terrible on i7 16GB RAM and NVMe drive. Adding my voice to the list of complaints after you closed the original 18k vote thread.
Well for me the performance has really increased. It's certainly not flawless, especially when viewing a shared screen from another meeting participant. Didn't try sharing myself yet.
Using a Surface Laptop 3 with Surface Dock 2 and two UWQHD monitors. Before the update it was rubbish every meeting. Using two normal HD screens and a SD1 there weren't issues. So this means the Teams app is buggy, but improved now. Next MS has to further optimize the app for screen sharing I guess.
Alex B commented
electron 10 was released in august 2020, I guess there is a shed lot of regression testing Microsoft needs to do before they push a new release out so I would not expect electron 12 or 13 being used here straight away guys. I would hope to see a faster development pace with which version of electron they use eventually
Electron 10 ?
that's already end of life,11.4 is the lowest in support, seems a bit odd to be updating to something that is end of life and not 11.4 or 12 or 13.
or not using Electron at all.
Is this the version we need for Electron 10? Just got it by manually updating.
How to force update it to Electron 10? Please recommend the download link to test it. Does it support MacOS now?
Timothy Carroll commented
Updating to Electron 10 is cool and all, but Teams shouldn't be built on Electron at all. Why not use .Net? You would be dogfooding your own crossplatform platform and it would be *far faster* and lower resource consumption than Electron every could be.
Microsoft Teams has now been updated to Electron 10 in the Public Preview Channel.
our Organization users feed back on a teams performance is very bad, its taking lot of memory consumption. users in our organization are frustrated with ms teams low performance,
requesting to Microsoft please look in to to sort out issue.
Microsoft, just push out a new app. You can rapidly develop and deploy an app to fix this. What are you doing !?!
If your fighting with Electron, don't use it.
Having a 'UserVoice', having release channels for Preview, releasing new features on a weekly basis.
It's all nonsense when the application doesn't work.
We are all waiting for you...