Requirement: Connec to Microsoft Teams using PowerShell.
Step 1: Install Microsoft Teams PowerShell Module
To start with, you need to install the PowerShell module for Microsoft Teams. Check if you have teams module installed already by:
If its not installed already, Here is how to install the Microsoft Teams PowerShell module.
- Open Windows PowerShell with “Run as Administrator”, and Enter
Install-Module -Name MicrosoftTeams
- Confirm the prompt by entering “A” Yes to All. The module will start to download and install.
Update Teams Module: To update teams module, run:
Step 2: Connect to Microsoft Teams using PowerShell
Once you have the Teams PowerShell module is installed, you can connect to Teams using
You’ll get a popup to enter your credentials.
You can also use -Credentials parameter to get the credentials and connect.
#Connect to Microsoft Teams Connect-MicrosoftTeams -Credential (Get-Credential)
Make sure you have either a global administrator or Teams service administrator rights prior to connecting to teams. Although any team owner/member can connect to Teams with PowerShell, their permissions are limited with in the teams.
Step 3: Start using Cmdlets for Microsoft Teams
Once you established the connectivity with Microsoft Teams, you can start using PowerShell cmdlets available. E.g. Let’s get a list of Microsoft Teams using PowerShell
#Connect to Microsoft Teams Connect-MicrosoftTeams -Credential (Get-Credential) #Get all Teams Get-Team
Get All PowerShell Cmdlets available in Teams Module
To get all available cmdlets for Teams, you can use:
Get-Command -Module MicrosoftTeams
|Add-TeamUser||The `Add-TeamUser` adds an owner or member to the team, and to the unified group which backs the team.|
|Connect-MicrosoftTeams||The Connect-MicrosoftTeams cmdlet connects an authenticated account to use for Microsoft Teams cmdlet requests. You can use this authenticated account only with Microsoft Teams cmdlets.|
|Disconnect-MicrosoftTeams||Disconnects from the Microsoft Teams environment|
|Get-CsPolicyPackage||This cmdlet supports retrieving all the policy packages available on a tenant.|
|Get-CsUserPolicyPackage||This cmdlet supports retrieving the policy package that’s assigned to a user.|
|Get-CsUserPolicyPackageRecommendation||This cmdlet supports retrieving recommendations for which policy packages are best suited for a given user.|
|Get-Team||This cmdlet supports retrieving teams with particular properties/information, including all teams that a specific user belongs to, all teams that have been archived, all teams with a specific display name, or all teams in the organization.|
|Get-TeamChannel||Get all the channels for a team.|
|Get-TeamsApp||Returns app information from the Teams tenant app store.|
|Get-TeamUser||Returns users of a team.|
|Grant-CsUserPolicyPackage||This cmdlet supports applying a policy package to users in a tenant. Note that there is a limit of 20 users you can apply the package to at a time.|
|New-CsBatchPolicyPackageAssignmentOperation||This cmdlet submits an operation that applies a policy package to a batch of users in a tenant. A batch may contain up to 5000 users.|
|New-Team||This cmdlet lets you provision a new Team for use in Microsoft Teams and will create an O365 Unified Group to back the team.|
|New-TeamChannel||Add a new channel to a team.|
|New-TeamsApp||Creates a new app in the Teams tenant app store.|
|Remove-Team||This cmdlet deletes a specified Team from Microsoft Teams.|
|Remove-TeamChannel||Delete a channel. This will not delete content in associated tabs.|
|Remove-TeamsApp||Removes an app in the Teams tenant app store.|
|Remove-TeamUser||Remove an owner or member from a team, and from the unified group which backs the team.|
|Set-Team||This cmdlet allows you to update properties of a team, including its displayname, description, and team-specific settings.|
|Set-TeamArchivedState||This cmdlet is used to freeze all of the team activity, but Teams Administrators and team owners will still be able to add or remove members and update roles|
|Set-TeamChannel||Update Team channels settings.|
|Set-TeamsApp||Updates an app in the Teams tenant app store.|