How to Install Microsoft Teams in Ubuntu, Fedora, and Other Linux

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Microsoft Teams (preview version) is available on Linux. Here are the steps to install Microsoft Teams in Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux.

Most of the large organizations are currently using Microsoft Teams to connect their employees, teams mostly due to work from home situation. Microsoft Teams is a complete collaboration software that gives your employees the ability to chat, voice call over the internet, video calls, screen sharing, file sharing, file storage among other things. 

Microsoft Teams Running in Ubuntu
Microsoft Teams Running in Ubuntu

It is well integrated with Office 265 and other Microsoft applications. And being a Microsoft product, Teams is closed source and paid application.

However, if you are running Linux and working remotely you can still connect to your collegues via Teams.

How to Install Microsoft Teams

Currently, Microsoft provides *.deb and *.rpm pre-built packages of the preview version of Microsoft Teams for direct download. This covers most of the mainstream Linux distributions.

Download the *.deb or *.rpm files as per your need from below link.

After download, you can run below from the terminal to install.

For Ubuntu based distributions

sudo dpkg -i teams_1.3.00.16851_amd64.deb

For Fedora, RHEL, CentOS

sudo dnf -i teams_1.3.00.16851_amd64.rpm

For Arch Linux

Microsoft doesn’t provide packages for Arch Linux. So you have to compile it in Arch using the following steps using pacman and yay.

Using pacman

  • Clone the Git repository
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/teams.git .
  • Build package using makepkg
makepkg
  • Install the package
pacman -U teams-1.3.00.16851-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

Using yay

You can also use yay helper to install Microsoft Teams in Arch Linux.

  • If yay is not installed, install it using:
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay.git
cd yay
makepkg -si
  • Then install using:
yay -S teams

Run Microsoft Teams in Linux

After install, you can open Microsoft Teams from terminal by –

teams

Or, you can search it from application menu.

Now, you can proceed to login with your credentials.

Once logged in, you would see the traditional Teams window with options. If you are using the GNOME desktop environment, Teams integrate itself with the desktop notifications which is useful to get the new message notifications. It also enables the auto startup options when you boot up your Linux distributions.

Although, it is a Microsoft product, but it is widely used by large enterprises for communications and you can still stay in Linux and connect to your office works and colleagues during work time. 

Via blog.


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