Installing Microsoft Teams in Desktops


Microsoft Teams has clients available for desktop (Windows and Mac), web, and mobile (Android, iOS, and Windows Phone). These clients all require an active internet connection and do not support an offline mode.


The Microsoft Teams desktop client is a standalone application and currently not part of Office 365 Pro Plus. Teams is available for both Windows (7+), both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, and macOS (10.10+). On Windows, Teams requires .NET Framework 4.5 or later; the Teams installer will offer to install it for you if you don't have it.


The desktop clients provide real-time communications support (audio, video, and content sharing) for team meetings, group calling, and private one-on-one calls.

Desktop clients can be downloaded and installed by end users directly from https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads if they have the appropriate local permissions (admin rights are not required to install the Teams client on a PC but are required on a Mac).


Installing Microsoft Teams in Mobile

The Microsoft Teams mobile apps are available for Android and iOS, and are geared for on-the-go users participating in chat-based conversations and allow peer-to-peer audio calls. For mobile apps, go to the relevant mobile stores Google Play and the Apple App Store. The Windows Phone App was retired July 20, 2018 .

Supported mobile platforms for Microsoft Teams mobile apps are the following:

  • Android: 4.4 or later

  • iOS: 10.0 or later

Installing One Drive for Business in Desktops

With One Drive, you can sync files between your computer and the cloud, so you can get to your files from anywhere. You can work with your synced files directly in File Explorer and access your files even when you’re offline. Whenever you’re online, any changes that you or others make will sync automatically.

If you use Office 365 Business, you can also sync files from your SharePoint sites.


Install and set up

  1. If you don't have Windows 10 or Office 2016, install the Windows version of the new OneDrive sync client.

  2. Start One Drive Setup.

    • If you have no accounts signed in to OneDrive

    • If you already have an account signed in to OneDrive

If you have no accounts signed in to OneDrive

If you don’t currently have an account signed in to OneDrive, use these instructions to start OneDrive.

  1. Select the Start button, search for “OneDrive”, and then open it:

    • In Windows 10, select the OneDrive desktop app.

      Screenshot of searching for the OneDrive desktop app in Windows 10

    • In Windows 7, under Programs, select Microsoft OneDrive.

      Screenshot of searching for the OneDrive desktop app in Windows 7

    • In Windows 8.1, search for OneDrive for Business, and then select the OneDrive for Business app.

  2. When OneDrive Setup starts, enter your personal account, or your work or school account, and then select Sign in.

    Screenshot of the first screen of OneDrive Setup

If you already have an account signed in to OneDrive

If you already have an account signed in to OneDrive and you want to add another account, you’ll do that in OneDrive Settings.

  1. Select the white or blue OneDrive cloud icon in the Windows task bar notification area.

    OneDrive SyncClient with blue cloud and white cloud icons

  2. In the activity center, select More > Settings.

    Screenshot of getting to OneDrive Settings

    (You might need to click the Show hidden icons arrow next to the notification area to see the One Drive icon. If the icon doesn't appear in the notification area, OneDrive might not be running. Click Start, type OneDrive in the search box, and then click OneDrive in the search results.)

  3. In Settings, select Account, and then select Add an account.

    OneDrive add account dialog

    When OneDrive Setup starts, enter your new account, and then select Sign in.

    Screenshot of the first screen of OneDrive Setup


Note: If you were already syncing OneDrive for Business to your computer (using the previous sync client) and you've just installed the OneDrive desktop app, you won't see the This is your OneDrive folder or the Sync files from your OneDrive screen during OneDrive Setup. The OneDrive desktop app automatically takes over syncing in the same folder location you were using before. To choose which folders you're syncing, right-click the blue cloud icon in the task bar notification area, and select Settings > Account > Choose folders.


Installing One Drive for Business in Mobile.

Microsoft One Drive is applications available for Android and iOS, you can sync files between your Mobile and the cloud, so you can get to your files from anywhere.Install Microsoft One Drive from Google Play store /iOS App Store.


To add a personal account, enter your Microsoft account on the sign in page. To add a OneDrive for Business account, enter the email address you use for your company, school, or other organization.


Signing in to Android:

To add an additional OneDrive for Business account, tap your picture or the icon at the top of the app Account picture or icon in the OneDrive app for Android , and then tap Add account. Sign in using the username and password you use for OneDrive for Business.

Add account in the OneDrive app for Android


Signing in to iOS:


You can have both a personal account and OneDrive for Business accounts. To add an additional account:

  1. Open the OneDrive app and tap the Me icon Person icon in OneDrive app for iOS in the upper left of the screen.

  2. Tap Add account.

  3. On the sign-in screen, enter the email address and password you use for your company, school, or other organization.


Notes: 

  • For you to sign in to OneDrive for Business, your organization needs to have a qualifying SharePoint Online or Office 365 business subscription plan, or your organization needs to have its own SharePoint Server deployment.

  • You cannot sign in with multiple work or school accounts from the same organization.