United States | Microsoft Teams 2.0 on VDI: What to Do with Classic Teams Sunsetting

Aaron Parker - 10.04.202420240410

Microsoft Teams 2.0 on VDI: What to Do with Classic Teams Sunsetting

United States | Microsoft Teams 2.0 on VDI: What to Do with Classic Teams Sunsetting

WHAT’S IMPORTANT

The classic Teams for VDI will reach end of availability on June 30th, 2024. For more information, see: End of availability for classic Teams client. After that date, users will not be able to use classic Teams and will instead be prompted to switch to new Teams. Microsoft recommends updating to new Teams today – customers using virtual desktops have additional considerations to support the new Teams client.

DATES

  • March 2024, all users will see the “Try the new Teams” toggle 
  • After June 30, 2024, the classic Teams client will no longer work 

IMPORTANT LINKS

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS

The new Microsoft Teams will run on supported Windows OS versions, and will not support specific versions of Windows Server or Windows 10:

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS 
Windows Server 2022
Windows Server 2019
Windows 11
Windows 10 21H2 or above 
Windows Server 2016
Windows 10 2004 and below 

WHAT TO DO

Upgrade to Supported Software 

Here’s what you need to upgrade to supported software configurations to run the new Teams.

 AZURE VIRTUAL DESKTOP CITRIX DAAS /  VIRTUAL APPS  AND DESKTOPS VMWARE HORIZON 
Windows multi-session, Windows Server 2022 Upgrade to FSLogix 2210 hotfix 3 Upgrade to FSLogix  2210 hotfix 3, or Citrix  Profile Management  2308+ Upgrade to FSLogix 2210 hotfix 3, or upgrade to VMware Dynamic Environment Manager  2111+ 
Windows Server 2019 Wait for FSLogix 2210 hotfix 4* Wait for FSLogix 2210 hotfix 4*, or upgrade to Citrix Profile  Management 2308+ Wait for FSLogix 2210 hotfix 4, or upgrade to VMware Dynamic Environment Manager  2111+ 
Windows Server 2016 Upgrade to Windows Server 2022 Upgrade to Windows Server 2022 Upgrade to Windows Server 2022 
Windows single session pooled Upgrade to FSLogix 2210 hotfix 3 Wait for FSLogix 2210 hotfix 4, or upgrade to Citrix Profile  Management 2308+ Upgrade to FSLogix 2210 hotfix 3, or upgrade to VMware Dynamic Environment Manager  2111+ 
Windows single session personal Supports in-place upgrade Supports in-place upgrade Supports in-place upgrade 
Minimum system software WebRTC Redirector  Service 1.1.2110.16001 VDA 1912 CU6 2203 LTSR (and any CU) 2212 CR Horizon 8 2111 ESB (8.4) 
Minimum client Remote Desktop Client for Windows 1.2.1755 Remote Desktop Client for Mac 10.7.7 Windows 2203 LTSR  Windows 2302 CR Linux 2207 Mac 2302 Chrome/HTML5 2301  
More reading Use Microsoft Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop Microsoft Teams 2.1 supported for VDI/DaaS Microsoft Teams  Optimization with  VMware Horizon 

*Windows Server 2019 is expected to be supported in a future FSLogix update to be available before June 2024; however, Microsoft has not provided official information on the next release of the FSLogix agent.

VALIDATE OPTIMIZATIONS FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS

For Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop, refer to the optimization configurations in this article: Use Microsoft Teams on Azure Virtual Desktop 

For Citrix DaaS and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environments running Microsoft Teams 2.1 there are several small configuration changes required for optimized delivery: Optimization for Microsoft Teams | Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2311 

For VMware Horizon environments running Microsoft Teams 2.1, refer to the optimization recommendations here: Microsoft Teams Optimization with VMware Horizon 

ALTERNATIVES

If you need to run any of the following software after this date: 

  • Windows Server 2016 or below
  • Windows 10 2004 or below
  • FSLogix 2210 hotfix 2 or below
  • Citrix Profile Management 2305 or below
  • VMware Horizon 2106 or below 

Microsoft Teams can be run as a web application: New Teams for Web – Overview and prerequisites. Teams can be run as a Progressive Web App to give the appearance of a desktop application: Use Progressive Web Apps in Microsoft Edge. 

Customers may want to limit Teams usage in these scenarios to chat and voice only. Multimedia optimizations may assist in improving performance; however, these optimizations will not work for all use cases: Use multimedia redirection on Azure Virtual Desktop

If you need assistance transitioning from classic Teams to the new version, Insentra is here to help. Explore our Azure Virtual Desktop services to know how we can help you migrate from outdated software to newer systems that support your evolving business needs. Contact us today to start your Teams 2.0 migration journey.

Download your copy of this guide on How to Migrate from Classic Teams to Teams 2.0.

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