In March, 2023 Microsoft announced a new Teams desktop client for Windows experience with enhanced performance and a faster, simpler, and more flexible experience. The new Teams client installs and loads faster, letting users launch the app and join meetings more quickly. With the new Teams experience, Box for Microsoft Teams v2 will become the default experience.
End of Support of Box for Microsoft Teams V1 (Microsoft-built and unsupported version)
Microsoft has began deploying the new Teams experience and plans to make it the default experience in the coming weeks. This new version of Teams will not support “adding Box as a Cloud Storage” option in the Files tab, which is how Box files are accessed in Box for Microsoft Teams V1 (a version initially built by Microsoft in partnership with Box).
Microsoft has released a timeline as to when they expect to make the new Teams the default for customers (based on license and update channel types).
Box for Microsoft Teams V2 as the default integration (Box-built and supported version)
In 2018, Box built the Box for Microsoft Teams V2 integration. While we are currently running both V1 and V2, this newer version will become the default integration and one that we plan to continuously enhance going forward.
Admins will need to install the Box for Teams v2 integration to avoid service disruption to users. The deployment steps can be found here. Once the integration is deployed, there is no additional data migration needed to switch from Box for Teams v1 to Teams v2.
Also, to help your end users learn more about Teams v2, please share these key resources: