Install Microsoft Teams App on Fedora 32/31/30

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In this guide, we are going to learn how to install Microsoft Teams app on Fedora 32/31/30. Microsoft Teams is chat-centered workspace in Office 365. It instantly enables you to access all your team’s content from a single place where messages, files, people and tools live together.

Some of the features provided by the Microsoft Teams app include;

  • Work with your team’s documents on the go
  • Move seamlessly across different team projects and topics
  • Mention individual team members or your entire team to get attention.
  • Chat privately one-on-one or have instant group conversations
  • See real-time chat history on your favorite device and continue conversations started elsewhere
  • Chat with your entire team in dedicated channels
  • Quickly search through your chats and team conversations
  • Find a contact through name or email address search
  • Include content and capabilities you need every day
  • Customize alerts to get notified when you get mentioned or get a message
  • Save important conversations to quickly access them later
  • Get the enterprise-level security and compliance you expect from Office 365
  • Enhanced security with multi-factor authentication

As of this writing, Microsoft Teams App for Linux is available as a public preview version.

Install Microsoft Teams App on Fedora 32/31/30

The use of Microsoft Teams App requires appropriate commercial Office 365 subscription. Ensure that you have the necessary license to use Teams app seamlessly.

There are two ways in which you can install Microsoft Teams on Fedora 32/31/30;

  1. Install Teams via RPM Linux Binary Installer
  2. Install Teams via the Microsoft RPM Repository

Install Teams via RPM Linux Binary Installer

Download Teams RPM Binary Installer

Navigate to teams app downloads page and grab the RHEL RPM binary installer. You can simply obtain the URL and pull the binary using wget;

wget https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/ms-teams/teams-1.3.00.16851-1.x86_64.rpm

Note that you can as well install directly without downloading the RPM binary as shown below.

Install Teams Using RPM Binary Installer

Once the download is complete, install Teams using YUM/DNF package manager. This ensures that any would dependencies are sorted automatically;

dnf install teams-1.3.00.16851-1.x86_64.rpm
Dependencies resolved.
============================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                              Architecture                          Version                                       Repository                                   Size
============================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 teams                                x86_64                                1.3.00.16851-1                                @commandline                                 91 M

Transaction Summary
============================================================================================================================================================================
Install  1 Package

Total size: 91 M
Installed size: 243 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y

Or simply run;

dnf install https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/ms-teams/teams-1.3.00.16851-1.x86_64.rpm

Install Microsoft Teams from Microsoft RPM Repository

Microsoft also provides the Teams App repos. To install the Teams repos on Fedora 32/31/30 system;

Install repository signing Key

rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc

Create the Teams RPM repository on Fedora 32/31/30;

cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/ms-teams.repo << 'EOL'
[teams]
name=teams
baseurl=https://packages.microsoft.com/yumrepos/ms-teams
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc
EOL

Update your system package cache;

dnf update

Install Microsoft Teams App from on Fedora 32/31/30 from Microsoft RPM repository;

dnf install teams
Dependencies resolved.
============================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                               Architecture                           Version                                           Repository                             Size
============================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 teams                                 x86_64                                 1.3.00.16851-1                                    teams                                  91 M

Transaction Summary
============================================================================================================================================================================
Install  1 Package

Total download size: 91 M
Installed size: 243 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y

Using Microsoft Teams App on Fedora 32/31/30

Once the MS Teams app is installed, you can either launch Teams App from activities or from terminal by simply typing teams and pressing Enter.

Install Microsoft Teams Client on Fedora 32/31/30

Launch the app the sign in with your Microsoft account.

Install Microsoft Teams Client on Fedora 32/31/30

And that is how easy it is to install Microsoft Teams App on Fedora 32/31/30.

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