Windows app should be in the Windows store
Even if there won't be a modern UWP app for Teams, the Win32 app should be available through the Microsoft Store so it is discoverable by Windows 10 users (that's where I looked first, with no luck of course).
This feature is still in the works. There was some adjustments to the overall strategy.
I’ll try to get some additional details and share them with you.
Ryan Morash commented
Releasing Microsoft Teams as a Universal Windows Platform app will let us easily distribute the app using Windows Store for Business/Education and Intune. It will also let you take advantage of Windows 10 APIs such as notifications, Cortana, and My People.
Have the TEAMS app for Windows 10 available in the Microsoft Store. Seems odd you can download it from the teams web site but when you sear
Aaron Marks commented
The only reason I wouldn't want this is because there is no clean way to currently set Store apps to load at login. If this was fixed though then a Store would be a no-brainer.
Dave Smits commented
Make the windows 10 app that is avialble for phone available for desjtop too. the electron app sucks.
Notifications are disaster. missing integration with action center.
Kyle Heyne commented
I'd like to deploy using MDM in Intune so a MSI or Windows Store package would be great.
Even if it's just the desktop app distributed via Store as a Desktop Converted app, that would at least be better than the current legacy approach. Adopt your own tools and deliver as a true UWP app.
It is absolute INSANITY that we even have to ask Microsoft to build their own apps using their own developer frameworks in 2016 given their constant struggle to get third parties on board with those frameworks. LEAD BY EXAMPLE! Build good solutions with your own tools, and show the world that these tools are to be taken seriously!
Curtis L. commented
This would also be helpful from the mobile end. As-is, the Win10 mobile app is incredibly limited and when used with Continuum, just resizes to the size of the screen, no additional functionality or improved formatting.
Tatham Oddie commented
Deliver the Windows app as a Win 10 UWP, rather than yet-another .exe file