Microsoft Teams SlimCore What does this mean for your VDI Experience?

03 Jul

Microsoft Teams SlimCore What does this mean for your VDI Experience?

At DeschaineIT.AI, we're always on the lookout for cutting-edge technological advancements that can enhance your business operations. Today, we're excited to share some game-changing news from Microsoft that could significantly improve your team's virtual collaboration experience.

The New Microsoft Teams VDI Solution: A Leap Forward

Microsoft has just announced a public preview of their new optimization architecture for Microsoft Teams on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). This update is set to transform how teams work in virtual environments, bringing VDI performance closer than ever to the native desktop experience.

Key Highlights:

  1. Enhanced Performance: The new VDI solution is built from the ground up to boost speed and reliability.
  2. SlimCore Technology: A new native media engine replacing WebRTC, designed for superior performance.
  3. Advanced Meeting Features: Enjoy capabilities previously limited to desktop users, such as:
    • New Gallery views (3x3 and 7x7)
    • Custom meeting backgrounds
    • 1080p support
    • Presenter mode
    • Noise suppression
  4. Automatic Updates: SlimCore updates seamlessly without prompts or reboots, ensuring you're always on the latest version.

The network architecture of Teams VDI 2.

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What This Means for Your Business

If your organization relies on VDI solutions like Azure Virtual Desktop, Windows 365, or Citrix DaaS, this update could be a game-changer. Here's why:

  1. Improved Productivity: With enhanced performance and new features, your team can collaborate more effectively in virtual environments.
  2. Consistent Experience: The gap between VDI and desktop experiences is narrowing, providing a more uniform experience across your organization.
  3. Future-Proof Solution: This new architecture lays the groundwork for upcoming AI-powered tools and features.
  4. Reduced IT Overhead: Automatic updates mean less maintenance and fewer disruptions for your IT team.
  5. Core Technology:
    • Replaces WebRTC as the media engine
    • Native solution designed specifically for Teams
  6. Performance:
    • Faster meeting join times
    • Reduced call drops
    • Higher success rate for meeting creation and screen sharing
  7. Features:
    • Enables advanced meeting capabilities: • Larger gallery views (3x3 and 7x7) • Custom meeting backgrounds • 1080p video support • Presenter mode
    • Supports noise suppression
    • Allows inclusion of computer sound during screen sharing
  8. Media Quality:
    • Optimizes for high-fidelity audio
    • Supports up to 1080p video
    • Enables high-resolution screen sharing
    • Supports up to 30 fps for video and content
  9. Compatibility:
    • Uses the same codecs as the native Teams desktop client
  10. Hardware Utilization:
    • Supports hardware acceleration on GPU-enabled devices
  11. Update Mechanism:
    • Updates automatically without user prompts or reboots
    • Helps maintain version consistency between Teams and the media engine
  12. Network Handling:
    • Manages ICE for STUN and TURN procedures
    • Handles real-time media using SRTP (over UDP or TCP)
    • Manages signaling using UDP 3478 with HTTPS fallback
  13. IT Management:
    • Simplifies support by reducing dependencies on VDI partner stacks
    • Allows for Quality of Service / DSCP marking configuration via Teams Admin Center
  14. Deployment:
    • Comes bundled with Teams version 24124.2315.2911.3357 or later
    • Requires specific versions of Remote Desktop clients or Citrix Workspace app

Ready to Optimize Your VDI Experience?

At DeschaineIT.AI, we're committed to helping you leverage the latest technology to drive your business forward. If you're interested in exploring how this new Microsoft Teams VDI solution can benefit your organization, we're here to help.

Our team of experts can assist you with:

  • Assessing your current VDI setup
  • Planning and implementing the new Teams VDI solution
  • Training your team to make the most of the new features
  • Ongoing support and optimization

Don't let your virtual collaboration tools hold you back. Reach out to us today to learn how we can help you harness the power of this new Microsoft Teams VDI solution.

Contact DeschaineIT.AI, and let your audio/video experience become a whole lot better!

Let's unlock the full potential of your virtual workforce together!

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