Microsoft Teams Lands on the Windows 10/11 Microsoft Store

Posted on May 17, 2022 by Laurent Giret in Cloud, Microsoft 365, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 11 with 14 Comments

Microsoft Teams is finally available to download from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 and Windows 11. The software giant teased the upcoming Microsoft Store release on its Microsoft 365 roadmap last month, and a Microsoft Group Program Manager announced the app’s availability on Twitter yesterday.

It only took five years for Microsoft Teams to come to the Microsoft Store, but here we are. If you’re running Windows 11, be aware that this version of Teams only supports work and school accounts as Windows 11 already ships with a separate Teams client for consumer accounts. On Windows 10, though, the Store version of Teams supports work, school, and consumer accounts.

Except for the Windows 10/Windows 11 differences we’ve just mentioned, the Microsoft Store version of Teams just works like the app downloaded from the web, and it also uses its own auto-update mechanism. Bringing the app to the Microsoft Store will make Teams easier to find for Windows users, and Microsoft previously brought its Edge browser to the Microsoft Store as well.

Microsoft completely revamped its Microsoft Store last year to allow unpackaged Win32 apps, and the results have been quite positive so far. Apps like Discord, Firefox, or Zoom are now available on the Microsoft Store, though high-profile apps like Google Chrome or Steam are still missing. If the Microsoft Store has yet to become the most convenient place to find the Windows apps you need, the situation is certainly better than it was a couple of years ago.

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Comments (14)

14 responses to “Microsoft Teams Lands on the Windows 10/11 Microsoft Store”

  1. SherlockHolmes

    Doesnt make sense. Oh well, its Microsoft.

  2. SherlockHolmes

    Guys, this is preposterous. I just tested the Teams store app on Windows 10. You have one client. When you ad a work account to your private account and you switch between those two, a second window opens. You have now your private and work Teams open side by side. Wasnt it possible that the new account would open in the same window? Oh Microsoft.

  3. proftheory

    I've been using winget upgrade --all to keep it up to date.

  4. jjonas51

    I don't really care about the store but I would like to see a Teams calendar in month view.

  5. Breaker119

    I know the Store for Business is going away next year in favor of winget, but Teams isn't available in the Store for Business admin experience...

  6. sadsteve

    The Microsoft Store was so bad for the first few years that I never went back. I know where the source of the stuff I use is located so I just go there if I need to. In fact, 95% of the stuff I use will tell me when an upgrade is available and ask me if I want to do the upgrade.

  7. spiderman2

    Finally, but on the other hand we lost single office apps like Word and Excel, I want only that 2 apps, I absolutely don't want outlook and old onenote that comes with office without choice

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