How to install Microsoft Teams on AlmaLinux or Rocky 8

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.

install Microsoft Teams on AlmaLinux or Rocky 8

 

Uninstall (optional)

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

 

 

Second Method

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

 

 

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