Microsoft has finally released a new Teams PowerShell Module

On March 14th 2017 in New York, Microsoft has announced that MS Teams will be released worldwide. Not sure if at this time it was clear, what MS Teams would become until today (and in the future).

 

Today, every day more and more people are joining Teams. The thing that was missing was a useful PowerShell Module. The first PowerShell module for Teams appeared in March 2017 as well. However, it was not that useful in the beta version.

That PowerShell module (V 0.9) had 24 cmdlets available. Later, they came out with other versions like V 0.9.6, which was the latest version since November 2018 until now.

On April 24th, Microsoft now finally released a new Version (V 1.0.0) of the Teams PowerShell Module.

Note: You can find all versions of the module in the PowerShell Gallery, following this Link: https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/MicrosoftTeams/1.0.0

 

Install new PowerShell Module

 

Depending, if we have already installed an older version of the PowerShell module of Teams or not, we have different starting points.

If we have already installed an older version, we need to remove it first. We can perform this action by using the command below:

 

Now, we are ready to install the latest Version of the Module. To do so, we run the command:

 

Note: If you want to install an older version of the Module, you need to run the command with the parameter -RequiredVersion. Here’s the example for installing version 0.9.6:

 

However, I don’t recommend to do that if not absolutely necessary. For a regular use-case, we should install the latest version.

After we have installed the new module, we need to connect to our environment. We do this by running the following command:

 

Now, we get the well-known Microsoft Sign-in dialog:

 

After entering the correct credentials, we are now connected to our Teams environment:

 

Trust is good, control is better! To make sure that we really installed the latest version of the Module, we can run the command below:

 

As we can see in the output, we now have the latest version of the Teams PowerShell Module installed.

Note: After installing the new Module, we may need to update some, or all of our PowerShell scripts for MS Teams, which we created in the past.

 

What is new?

 

With the new module, we are now able to use the PowerShell module also for users with an Office365 “Teams-Administrator” role permission.

The following cmdlets are supported in our generally available module:

Cmdlet Description
Connect-MicrosoftTeams Connects an authenticated account to use for Microsoft Teams environment
Disconnect-MicrosoftTeams Disconnects from the Microsoft Teams environment
Get-Team Retrieves teams with particular properties or information
Get-TeamChannel Gets all the channels for a team
Get-TeamHelp Provides a list of commands for Microsoft Teams
Get-TeamUser Returns the users of a specific team
New-Team Provisions a new Team, or converts a group to a team
New-TeamChannel Adds a new channel to a team
Add-TeamUser Adds an owner or member to the team
Remove-Team Deletes a team
Remove-TeamChannel Delete a channel
Remove-TeamUser Removes an owner or member from a team
Set-Team Updates properties of a team
Set-TeamChannel Update Team channel information

 

To get the last update about the available cmdlets, we can always hit the Microsoft link here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/teams/?view=teams-ps

With the new module Microsoft improved the search. That means we can use the commands below for searches:

 

Get-Team -DisplayName MSB365

Get-Team -MailNickName MSB365

Get-Team -User drago@msb365.dev

Get-Team -Archived $true

 

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