May 21, 2022
Microsoft Teams is now available in the Microsoft Store for Windows PCs
Microsoft continues to bring its popular apps to the Windows 10 and Windows 11 Microsoft Store. The Redmond giant has announced that Microsoft Teams is finally available in the Microsoft Store, and this should make it easier for Windows users to download and install the collaboration tool.
The Microsoft Store listing indicates that this new version of Teams is available for both Windows 10 and 11 PCs, but the functionality is slightly different on both platforms. On Windows 11, this new store version of the app only supports work and school because the latest operating system comes with a built-in Teams consumer chat client. However, the Microsoft Teams app allows Windows 10 users to sign in with their work, school or personal accounts.
“Whether you’re working on a project with teammates or planning a weekend activity with loved ones, Microsoft Teams helps bring people together so they can get things done. It’s the only app with chats, meetings, files, tasks and calendars all in one place, so you can easily connect with people and bring plans to life. Collaborate with teammates through secure meetings, document collaboration and built-in cloud storage,” the company explains in the Microsoft Store.
More Microsoft apps available in the Store
It is important to note that some of the biggest Microsoft apps such as Edge, Teams, Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code are now available in the Microsoft Store. However, this is not the first time the Teams desktop app has landed in the Microsoft Store. The company released Microsoft Teams in 2018 in the store, but it was exclusively available to people using Windows 10 in S mode. The reason is that Windows 10 S users could not install applications outside the Microsoft Store. Microsoft eventually removed the app from the Store.
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