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First steps on Microsoft Teams

Why using Microsoft Teams?

Functionalities:

  • Free video and/or audio calls
  • Screen and control sharing
  • People not in team can join calls
  • Integration with Skype
  • Share files using Microsoft SharePoint
  • Plan tasks and goals using Microsoft Planner

Access Microsoft Teams

Instructions to access Microsoft Teams for installed applications or web browsers.

Desktop PC

Native applications

Windows

Download from:

[https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads|https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads]

Installation does not requires administrator authorization.

macOS X

Download from:

[https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads|https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads]

Installation requires administration priviledges.

Linux

Microsoft does not provide an official native application for Linux for the time being.

Discussion about Linux native client

However, there are alternatives from third parties:

ivelkov / teams-for-linux

Download releases from the following link, for example the .deb file:

[https://github.com/ivelkov/teams-for-linux/releases]

leftstick / teams-ubuntu

Electron wrapper for the web portal.
Download Ubuntu installer:

[https://github.com/leftstick/teams-ubuntu]

Web browsers

Most web browsers are compatible with Microsoft Teams:

[https://teams.microsoft.com/_#/?lm=deeplink&lmsrc=officeWaffle|https://teams.microsoft.com/_#/?lm=deeplink&lmsrc=officeWaffle]

Configuring Chrome or Chromium to Microsoft Teams

If you need videocalls functionality, only browsers compatible with WebRTC are supported.

WebRTC browsers:
* Chrome
* Chromium
* Firefox
* Opera
* [(full list)|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebRTC]

Mobile phones

App

Teams is available for Android and iOS and is downloable from the official stores.

Android

Google Play link:

[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.teams&hl=en]

iOS

App Store link:

[https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-teams/id1113153706?mt=8]

Web Browser

Teams web can be accessed from any modern browser.

* Again, if you need videocall functionalities you need a WebRTC browser, as for example:
** Android
** Chrome
** Firefox
** Opera
* iOS
** MobileSafari/WebKit
* [(full list)|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebRTC]

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About pmgallardo

I studied Computer Science at University of Salamanca. Since then, I have been working first as developer and then as SAP consutant. This blog is about problems I dealt when using computers, and more important, the solutions I found. Whenever I am on an issue and suddenlly I have a flash that leads me to a solution, I document my discoveries in a post.

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