Microsoft Teams is Headed to the Microsoft Store

Posted on April 21, 2022 by Laurent Giret in Cloud, Windows 365, Windows 10, Windows 11 with 7 Comments

Microsoft Teams will soon be available to download from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 and Windows 11. The software giant announced the upcoming release on its Microsoft 365 roadmap yesterday (via Neowin), and Teams is expected to land in the Store in May.

According to Microsoft, the Store version of Microsoft Teams will be different depending on your version of Windows. On Windows 10, the app will support work, school, and consumer accounts, while the Windows 11 version will only support work or school accounts.

The difference is likely the consequence of Windows 11 already shipping with a Teams for consumers app that’s updated through the Store. However, the existence of two separate Teams apps on Windows 11 has been the source of confusion and it looks like this new Microsoft Store app for work and school accounts isn’t going to change that.

 

Microsoft Teams recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, and the app being absent from the Microsoft Store for so long has been particularly odd. The Redmond giant now wants its Microsoft Store to be the easiest way to discover and download Windows apps, and core Microsoft apps such as Office 365, Skype, Paint, or NotePad are already available on the Store.

A more formal announcement for the release of Teams on the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 and Windows 11 will likely come during Microsoft’s Build developer conference on May 24-26. The event is usually packed with Teams updates and this year should be no exception.

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7 responses to “Microsoft Teams is Headed to the Microsoft Store”

  1. jimchamplin

    That took long enough. Not sure why it wasn’t there from the very start.

    • Jogy

      Exactly. Why would anyone else use the store, if Microsoft themselves do not?

    • wright_is

      Probably because many companies block the Store? We had a problem with the Calculator App disappearing on some new Dells. The only way to get the app back is via the Store or reinstalling the OS from scratch, which meant some swapping around of laptops as we re-imaged them.

      • spiderman2

        It's funny they block the store, that's the most secure way to install apps... but they don't block the .exe/.msi LOL

  2. Bart

    A lot is happening in May it seems. Not just Teams to the Store, but also Loop availability, preview of the new Outlook client and Build.


    Did I miss anything?

  3. hbko

    A bit off-topic but is Teams on Windows a different implementation than Teams for macOS?


    Context: on macOS, it's a hot pile of... very unpleasant piece of software (and there is no escape from it if an organisation uses Teams) so I'm wondering how is this remotely acceptable as a consumer app?

    • spiderman2

      That's all thanks to the "modern" web/electron apps... enjoy!


      P.s.

      Slack, Dicord ecc... are not much better