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We are preparing to roll out Microsoft Teams to all of our users.  Since there is no solution for non-persistent VDI, we will likely offer Teams to our VDI users through a web browser to teams.microsoft.com.  Unfortunately, the first thing they're met with here is a full-screen prompt to download the Teams app.  (Since the VDI pool is non-persistent, they'd be reinstalling the app every time they login.)

 

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Is there a way to bypass this prompt with a URL parameter (something like https://teams.microsoft.com?skipdownload) or a Teams Upgrade Policy we could apply to specific users?  It's not a great experience to make them click the sad little "Use the web app instead" link.

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Best Response confirmed by Juan Carlos González Martín (MVP)
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Hi,

No there is no solution for that now but there is a Uservoice request to be able to remove it, this is under review so Microsoft is thinking of it. Go in and vote for this if you want it.
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/33875965-microsoft-teams-downl...
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Thanks. I voted on the UserVoice item and added a comment.
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Hey people,

 

we solved the problem with the teams-deep-link, which is used by the portal.office.com office-waffle. We recognized that the user is not getting the prompt to download the app from that starting point. 
So instead of using "https://teams.microsoft.com" try out the following link:
https://teams.microsoft.com/_#/?lm=deeplink&lmsrc=officeWaffle

 

Regards

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This is incredibly helpful, thank you! Certainly beats waiting around for Microsoft to fix the issue

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This only seems to be working when you are already logged on with your MS account.