How to install Teams from home or on a personal computer

Microsoft Teams is available for nearly all platforms. It can be downloaded and installed in Windows, MacOS, some Linux distributions, iOS and Android OS. Information Technology has delivered Teams to Bowdoin-issued computers either automatically or through our managed software tools.

Installing Teams on a personal computer

To install Microsoft Teams on a home or personal computer:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the Download Teams button


  1. Save the file and open the Teams_osx.pkg file
  2. Click Continue on the installer opening screen, Continue after selecting a destination, and then Install
  3. Enter and administrator's credentials
  4. Click close once install is complete
  5. Microsoft Teams can now be launched via Applications or Spotlight


  1. Save the file and open Teams_windows_x64 (or32).exe
  2. Once done installing Teams will be available on your desktop and may launch automatically
  3. You may be asked to log in with your Bowdoin email address followed by Bowdoin's SSO login page
  4. Teams will now be available to launch from your desktop, start menu or automatically when you log onto your computer



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Thu 3/26/20 9:41 PM
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