As the communication and collaboration hub in Microsoft 365, Teams is now in use in more than 500,000 organizations. So far, Teams has been included in new Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Premium, Microsoft 365 Business and Office 365 ProPlus monthly installations with positive customer feedback. Now, we’re including Teams in the Monthly builds for existing installations.
Starting on July 9, 2019, Click-to-Run will install the Teams client for all PCs on the monthly channel, and starting January 14, 2020 on the semi-annual channel, and the client will update itself regularly from that point onward. This will be a gradual rollout over several weeks, so not all existing installations will immediately get Teams added when Office is updated.
Since everyone in the organization needs to communicate and collaborate, it’s important to make Teams available to all end users. If you have devices on multiple update channels, you can proactively add Teams to all your devices. We’ve published guidance to help you plan your rollout here.
While we strongly encourage customers to adopt Teams, we also want to enable them to deploy at their own pace. If they wish to exclude Teams from your installation or disable auto-start on user PCs, they are fully in control. Teams starts automatically by default. If you decide to change this behavior, you must do it before Teams is deployed. You can find guidance on deploying Teams as a part of Office 365 ProPlus here.
Thank you for coming with us on the Microsoft 365 journey and be sure let us know your feedback on Teams and the installation process.
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