Soon you will be able to download Microsoft Teams from the Microsoft Store that comes built into Windows, according to a roadmap update of the company, such as seen by neowin. Yes, you read it right. Microsoft’s work communications app hasn’t been available in its own store until now; either had to be downloaded from the web or installed along with the rest of Office 365. (Although, What ZDNet gradesit was available at one point in the store exclusively for people using Windows 10 in S mode, which restricted where you could install the software from).
According to the roadmap, Teams will be available in the store sometime next month for Windows 10 and 11. The Windows 10 version will be usable with personal, work, and school accounts, while version 11 will be for Windows 10 only. work and school. Accounts Windows 11 already has a version of Teams built in, which is designed for chatting with friends and family using a personal account, not as a Slack alternative.
Microsoft promised Teams for its store last year when it introduced the Microsoft Store redesign. That’s when he also announced that you’d be able to install Android apps on Windows 11 through the Amazon app store, a capability that has, ironically, given him the power to harness App Store Teams on your Windows machine for a few months, as long as you’re willing to use the mobile version.
It’s good to see that Microsoft is working to make it easier to get Teams on Windows for those who need it. And as a dual PC/Mac user, I’m glad to hear it’s also testing a native version of Apple Silicon of Equipements; hopefully that will help with the absolutely glacial launch times for the app on Mac M1. (Although, currently, you must download the macOS version from the web instead of using the App Store.)