Thank you for participating in the StarLeaf for Microsoft Teams (“StarLeaf for Teams”) beta program.

StarLeaf for Teams delivers seamless integration between Teams instant messaging and the audio and video meeting experience of StarLeaf. Select a topic below to learn more about using and installing Starleaf for Teams.

How StarLeaf for Teams works

All StarLeaf for Teams users see a StarLeaf icon in the Teams toolbar. From here, users can start or schedule StarLeaf meetings from any chat, group, or channel.

Everyone in the chat, group, or channel receives a message which contains information on the different ways to join the meeting, for example, with StarLeaf, from a StarLeaf room system, on a browser or phone.

Install StarLeaf for Teams

Prerequisites

  • All admins and users participating in the beta program must have downloaded and be signed into StarLeaf Scheduler for Office 365. (Download here – StarLeaf recommends that you deploy the scheduler to all of your Teams users.)
  • Microsoft Teams integration must be enabled for your StarLeaf organization. Contact StarLeaf support at support@starleaf.com to do this.
  • You must have access to your Microsoft Teams admin center which allows you to add and remove apps in Teams.

Installation

  1. Download the StarLeaf for Teams .zip file from here .
  2. In your Microsoft Teams client, go to Apps > Upload a custom app > Upload for {your company name}
  3. In your File Explorer or Finder, navigate to the StarLeaf for Teams .zip file that you downloaded in Step 1 and select Open.
  4. StarLeaf for Teams appears in the Apps tabs in your Teams client.

  5. To add StarLeaf to a specific team, select the StarLeaf for Teams app.
  6. Select the dropdown arrow next to Open and select Add to a team.
  7. Search for a Team and Channel you want to add StarLeaf to and select Set up bot.
  8. Go to your Channel. A new message appears from StarLeaf bot as shown below and the StarLeaf for Teams icon appears in the conversation toolbar. Installation is complete.

Pin StarLeaf for Teams to your toolbar

  1. If the StarLeaf for Teams icon is not pinned in your conversation toolbar, select the three dots icon.
  2. Right-click on StarLeaf for Teams Beta and select Pin.

Start or schedule a StarLeaf meeting in Teams

You can instantly start or schedule a StarLeaf meeting in your Teams channels, 1-to-1 chats, and group chats. Anyone in the chat or channel can join the meeting.

  1. Select the StarLeaf icon in your Teams conversation toolbar.
  2. Edit the meeting title if you need to, and select Start meeting to make it instantly joinable or Schedule for a future date/time.
  3. A message is posted into the Teams conversation which gives all members the joining details of the meeting.

Meetings in 1-to-1and group chats

The example above shows a scheduled meeting in a team channel. You can start and schedule meetings in the same way in 1-to-1 and group chats:

  1. Select the StarLeaf icon in your conversation toolbar.
  2. Edit the meeting title if you need to, and select Start meeting to make it instantly joinable or Schedule for a future date/time.
  3. Press Send.
  4. A message is posted into the 1-to-1 or group chat which gives everyone the joining details of the meeting.

To find out what StarLeaf bot can do, type @StarLeaf for Teams Beta, and select What can I do?

Known limitations

The following limitations apply to the beta program only and will be resolved when StarLeaf for Teams is available in the Teams app store.

  • StarLeaf for Teams beta is available on Windows, macOS, and iOS only. When StarLeaf for Teams is available in the Teams app store, it will also be available on Android.
  • Currently, if StarLeaf for Teams has not been added to your team, you will still see the StarLeaf icon pinned in the conversation toolbar but, if you click it, you will receive an error advising that “Something went wrong”.

    StarLeaf for Teams must be added to a team or channel at the time of installation or from the Apps tab in Teams. When StarLeaf for Teams is available in the Teams app store, you will be able to add it from pinned StarLeaf icon in the conversation toolbar.

  • You must be signed into StarLeaf Scheduler for Office 365 before installing StarLeaf for Teams Beta. If you are not signed in, you may encounter a sign-in page which returns a 404 error when you enter your credentials.