New version of Microsoft Teams Banner Message

Microsoft are rolling out a new version of Microsoft Teams and have said that by 31 March 2024, Teams Classic (the current version of Teams that most of people at the University are using) will be retired and Microsoft will force users to upgrade to the new Teams.  

We will enable access for everyone to New Teams from early March 2024 (date TBC) and will let you know when it’s available. 

New Teams banner message in Teams

From 1 February 2024, if you are still using the Classic version of Teams users may see a banner at the top notifying you that "Classic Teams won't be available for use after March 31, 2024". 

You can dismiss the banner but it will reappear every time you launch Teams. You do not need to do anything - please ignore this message. University IT will be managing the upgrade to New Teams from the beginning of March 2024. If you attempt to follow the instructions in the banner you will not be able to access New Teams as IT need to enable this.  

Support and Resources

We will continue to provide relevant training materials and resources to ensure a smooth transition as best we can during the rollout.  

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation and we will keep you updated on the roll out timeline and any further developments via this article.