Here in this article, we learn how to install Teams on RPM-based Linux operating systems such as AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux, CentOS, RHEL, and Fedora.
What is Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is meant to solve the challenges facing while working in large teams or with many external partners. With Teams, Microsoft offers a solution to significantly simplify communication, classification, and planning in working groups. The tool provides elements such as chats, newsfeeds, and groups for everyday company life and is part of the Microsoft Office 365 package. Apart from the wide range of tools to manage documents and interact with team members, it allows users to send files up to 15 GB in size, which you can open directly in Messenger without downloading beforehand and edit them with other users at the same time.
Microsoft Teams also supports functions such as online meetings, group chats, video and web conferences, and telephone calls. It is also possible to use whiteboards with Microsoft Whiteboard or FreeHand from InVision.
The Office 365 apps are directly integrated into Teams. This means that you can, for example, edit your Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents in real-time with your colleagues at the same time and do not have to send them back and forth or transfer them via an additional medium.
Steps to install Microsoft Teams on Almalinux or Rocky Linux 8
Add Microsoft Teams Yum repo
If you want you can directly download the RPM packages from the official website of Teams, however, here we are using its official repository to download and set it up on RPM Linux.
Copy the whole block of the given code and paste it in your Almalinux or Rocky terminal, and hit the Enter key. It will ask for your system’s user password.
sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/ms-teams.repo<<EOF [Teams] name=teams baseurl=https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/ms-teams enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc EOF
Run system update command
Now, refresh the system repo cache and also install the latest available updates for your system using the DNF update command-
sudo dnf update -y
Download & install Teams on AlmaLinux or Rocky
Finally, we have set the required things, its time to run the command to download Microsoft Teams packages on our AlmaLinux to install them.
sudo dnf install teams
Run MS Teams
Once you are done with the all above commands go to the Application launcher and there you will find the Microsoft Teams icon, click it to run the software on your Linux system.
To remove the MS-Teams in the future, if you won’t require it anymore, run:
sudo dnf remove teams
To delete repo-
sudo rm -r /etc/yum.repos.d/ms-teams.repo
Using SNAP packages
If you already have enabled SNAPD on your system then it is possible to get the Microsoft Teams with one command. However, if not, then don’t worry just follow the given commands-
#Enable SNAPD sudo yum install epel-release sudo yum install snapd sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap #Install sudo snap install teams #To uninstall the same, in future- sudo snap remove teams