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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

New version of Microsoft Teams to be enabled – February 20

What is happening? The new version of Microsoft Teams will be enabled for University of Waterloo clients. This version delivers improved performance and enhanced reliability, security, and IT management resulting in a faster, simpler, smarter, and more flexible app. 

When is this happening? Tuesday, February 20, 2024. It may take up to 1-2 days (at the most) for clients to see the change. Some clients may need to manually turn on the ‘Try the new Teams’ toggle

Why is this happening? Microsoft is retiring the classic version of Teams on March 31, 2024. 

What do I need to do? See support resources for switching to new Teams, and if needed, how to revert to classic Teams (available until March 31). 

Learn more about new Teams:


Questions or concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk