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You will soon be able to install Microsoft Teams from the Windows Store

It is more than a little weird that Microsoft’s popular productivity app Teams is not available on its own app store. However, the software giant is fixing it as the app will soon be downloadable from the Windows Store.

Up till now, Teams users on PC have had to download the installation file from the web or install the app along with Office 360. It is rather ironic because you can get it from both the Android Google Play Store and Apple’s iOS. However, Microsoft had put Teams on the Store exclusively for Windows 10 in S mode users. It was a necessity as they couldn’t get software from another source.

However, according to a roadmap released by Microsoft, users will be able to install Teams from the Store sometime next month. It will be available on Windows 10 and 11 PCs. Windows 10 users will be able to use the app for personal, work, and educational purposes, but the Windows 11 version will only allow work and school accounts. According to the roadmap, “Microsoft Teams app for work, school and life will soon be available to download from Microsoft store. This app will support work, school, and consumer accounts on Windows 10 and Work or school accounts on Windows 11.”

If you wonder why Windows 11 is restricted, Microsoft has bundled Teams into the OS, and you can use it to communicate with friends and family. However, what this achieves is making Teams more confusing than it needs to be.

The arrival of Teams in the Store has been known for a while because Microsoft said it would happen with the redesign of the Store app. However, if you had been using Android apps in Windows 11, you could have got the Teams earlier through a store as it is available on Amazon’s app store. But you would have been using the Android version and not windows.

There will be more options to download Teams as Microsoft is said to be working on a version for Mac users.

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