The Teams App comes bundled with several versions of MS Office 365, so you may already have it on your computer. If not, it’s a simple process to download and install it. You can use an appropriate MS Office 365 license or download the free version of Teams (which has some limitations).
This article will walk you through:
- Making sure you have an appropriate MS Office 365 license or showing you how to get the free version if you don’t have a license.
- Checking your computer to see if you already have the app installed or showing you how to download/install the app if you don’t already have it.
- How to install the app on your phone.
- Logging in the first time.
What is Microsoft Teams?:
Work remotely without feeling remote
Get started with Teams:
Take your first steps
Meet with people inside your organization:
Video conference with someone inside your organization
Meet with people outside your organization:
Video conference with someone outside your organization
Join a Meeting:
How to join a meeting as an outside participant
Several suggestions to easily navigate the many features
- Microsoft Teams is included with most MS Office 365 installations, so you may already have it installed on your computer.
Microsoft requires one of the following licenses to use the full version of Teams:
|Small Business Plans||Enterprise Plans||Education Plans||Developer Plans|
|Office 365 Business Essentials||Office 365 Enterprise E1||Office 365 Education||Office 365 Developer|
|Office 365 Business Premium||Office 365 Enterprise E3||Office 365 Education Plus|
|Microsoft 365 for business||Office 365 Enterprise E4 (retired)||Office 365 Education E3 (retired)|
|Office 365 Enterprise E5||Office 365 Education E5|
|Office 365 Enterprise F1|
This shows that most, but not all of Microsoft’s O365 licenses cover the use of Teams. If you don’t have one of these licenses or you don’t know what license you have, then please contact HDF.
NOTE: Only the user sharing information or hosting the Meeting (video conference) requires a license. Participants do not require a license.
If you are not using O365 for email already and want to use Teams, then you may want to try the free version of Teams, but be aware that it does have limited functionality (for instance, you get less file storage space and you can not schedule video conference meetings).
Install Teams on your computer
To check if Teams is already installed on a PC: Click the Start button at the bottom left corner of your Windows screen. This will bring up the Start Menu. At this point, type the word TEAMS on your keyboard. If you see Microsoft Teams as displayed here, then you have the app installed.
If you don’t see it installed, then please open a browser to: https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads
Then click the Download Teams button, and run the program to install it.
Install Teams on your phone or Mobile device
To install Teams on your phone or mobile device enter the Play Store (Android devices) or Apple Store (Apple devices) and search for TEAMS. There may be several apps which include this name, so install the one which shows this icon:
Log in the first time
Once Teams is installed on your computer or device, please run it. When it prompts you for your credentials, please use your full email address and the same password you use for your MS Office 365 email.
If you have questions about this, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you.