Earlier this month, Microsoft launched the Surface Laptop Go and a new variant of the Surface Pro X with a beefier SQ2 processor. As part of that launch, the company also announced that it will be bringing a native ARM64 version of Microsoft Teams to Windows on ARM devices. The company has announced via a LinkedIn post (spotted by Windows Central) that the app is now available for download.
A native 64-bit Teams app for ARM devices greatly improves the performance of the offering since it no longer runs on an x86 emulation layer. While the Redmond giant did finally announce that it will be bringing 64-bit emulation for Windows 10 on ARM PCs, it is slated to come in November and be offered only to Windows Insiders first.
A native ARM64 client for the collaboration app will still perform better than say a 64-bit client running via app emulation. The performance and efficiency improvements will also be a welcome addition for those that rely heavily on Teams for remote collaboration during the pandemic.
While some users were able to download the native ARM client a few days ago, the company has now officially begun distributing the app to supported devices. Users can head to the product page here to download the 64-bit version of the app for their Surface Pro X or other Qualcomm-powered Windows on ARM devices.