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Using Microsoft Teams From Home: Step 1: Download

This guide shows VDOT employees how to load Microsoft Teams on a personal or "home" computer or other connected device.

Download Teams

To download Microsoft Teams go to this free download site from Microsoft and select the download option you want. 

Screen capture of the Microsoft Teams download site.

For this guide, we'll demonstrate what happens when you select the "Download for desktop" option (which is for regular desktop computers and also for laptop computers), shown on the left in the image above.


You'll be transferred to a screen that looks like this. Select the option you want. In this case we're choosing "Download Teams for work on your desktop," which again is what you should use to install the software on either a desktop computer or a laptop.

Screen showing the download option for desktop access.

Note: This guide does not demonstrate installation on "mobile devices," which are defined as things like: smartphones, ipads or other portable devices with smaller screens.

Click the download button and the .exe file should download onto your computer, as shown below:

Screen capture showing the Microsoft Teams .exe file downloaded.

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