Microsoft is apparently extending Teams Classic app. Who would've thought?

Microsoft has been going all out in promoting the new Teams app

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Key notes

  • In a rather surprising news, Microsoft is apparently extending Teams Classic app.
  • Users were initially slated for mandatory adoption by the end of March 2024.
  • With over 300 million active users, Microsoft Teams is still one of the most popular collaboration apps around.

Microsoft has been going all out in promoting the new Teams app and even goes as far as saying that it’s so much lighter and faster, yet more energy and cost-efficient. But, in a rather surprising news, Microsoft is apparently extending Teams Classic app. 

The Redmond-based tech giant has quietly confirmed an extension (MC718748) for the Teams Classic app, allowing Commercial and Educational users who haven’t finished their transition. This news comes amidst the ongoing rollout of the new Teams client, initially slated for mandatory adoption by the end of March 2024. 

However, Microsoft seems to be acknowledging user feedback and their the need for additional time for some organizations to complete the transition. Now, if you still face issues meeting requirements for the new Teams, you won’t be blocked from using Teams Classic until at least July 1, 2024.

“This will give admins more time to address any issues encountered during this process,” Microsoft says. 

With over 300 million active users, Microsoft Teams is still one of the most popular collaboration apps around. But now, with the introduction of the Copilot AI tool that’s exclusively available through the Copilot for Microsoft 365 subscription plan, it wouldn’t be surprising to see more numbers coming in the next months.