Hey Checkyourlogs Fans,

Just a quick post for you today. I was asked by a client this week to prevent the installation of Microsoft Teams from the Office 365 Click to Run Installer package. This customer exclusively uses Skype for Business and isn’t ready for Teams yet. Luckily this article from Microsoft came out this week:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/DeployOffice/teams-install#how-to-exclude-microsoft-teams-from-being-installed-by-default-on-devices-running-windows

<Configuration>
   <Add OfficeClientEdition="64" Channel="Monthly">
      <Product ID="O365ProPlusRetail">
       <Language ID="en-us" />
       <ExcludeApp ID="Teams" />
      </Product>
    </Add>
</Configuration>

As it turns out it is quite easy to do. Just edit the configuration.xml file with the above settings, and you are in business.


Currently, Microsoft Teams is a separate installation from Office 365 ProPlus. But, starting in late February 2019, Teams will be installed by default for new installations of Office 365 ProPlus, starting with Version 1902 in Monthly Channel.

Existing installations of Office 365 ProPlus won’t be affected at this time. If Skype for Business is already installed, Skype for Business won’t be removed and will continue to function as before. Also, Skype for Business will continue to be installed by default when you install Office 365 ProPlus.

Thanks,


Dave

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