Install Microsoft Teams Preview on Linux

Download the correct package for your distribution of Linux from
https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads

You should be able to open the installer and it should install, if not you can run the following commands from a terminal

The install instructions are for Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint.

Install using dpkg

sudo dpkg -i Downloads/teams_1.2.00.32451_amd64.deb

Launch Teams by typing

teams

Or you can launch it from your Applications Menu

After Teams is installed and launched, sign in to your Microsoft account.

Bash script to send messages to Microsoft Teams

Copy and save into teams.sh file. Make executable. Change web hook, Run!

The script is a modified Slack script from off the web.

#!/bin/bash
# bash script to send messages to Microsoft Teams.
function usage {
echo "HELP ME!"
echo "description: send messages to Microsoft Teams channels"
echo "special notes: You'll need to change the teamsUrl variable to contain your webhook from Teams."
echo "usage: ${0} -b \"Message contents\""
echo " -m Message body"
echo " -h This help info"
exit 1
}
while getopts "m:h" opt; do
case ${opt} in
m) msgBody="$OPTARG"
;;
h) usage
;;
\?) echo "Invalid option -$OPTARG" >&2
;;
esac
done
# Add/Change the webhook to one you created in Teams
teamsUrl="https://teamswebhook"
if [[ ! "${msgBody}" ]]; then
echo "You didn't specify a message!"
usage
fi
read -d '' payLoad << EOF
{
"text": "${msgBody}",
}
EOF
statusCode=$(curl \
--write-out %{http_code} \
--silent \
--output /dev/null \
-X POST \
-H 'Content-type: application/json' \
--data "${payLoad}" ${teamsUrl})
echo ${statusCode}