On Windows 10, Microsoft Teams is a real-time collaboration and messaging platform designed for businesses and to compete with Slack. The company offers Teams as a service as one more feature included for Microsoft 365 customers, but anyone can use all the basic features for free.
Microsoft describes Teams as a chat-based workspace focus on real-time collaboration that brings features, such as chat, video meetings, notes with OneNote integration, Office, Planner, PowerBI, and a slew of other extensions.
How to install Microsoft Teams on Windows 10
To install Microsoft Teams, use these steps:
Scroll down and click the Downloads Teams button.
Save the installer on your device.
Double-click the Teams_windows_x64 file to begin the installation.
Sign in with your company’s email address. Or the account associated with Microsoft Teams.
Once you complete the steps, Microsoft Teams will install, and you can start interacting with co-workers to get the work done within the company or remotely.
How to install Microsoft Teams with winget command
Alternatively, you can also install Teams using the Windows Package Manager (winget) in Command Prompt. Here’s how:
Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.
(Optional) Type the following command to search for Microsoft Teams in the repository and press Enter:
winget search teamsQuick note: While the search command is not required, the install query must match the ID, name, or moniker of the package, which can change at any time. So, it’s a good practice to search the application to execute the correct install command.
Type the following command to install Microsoft Teams on Windows 10 with winget and press Enter:
winget install Microsoft.Teams
After you complete the steps, the package manager will download and install the communication tool without extra steps.