My team has some users on Linux, and one benefit Slack has is a Linux client. Without a Linux client on Microsoft Teams, some orgs may have to turn away in favor of Slack so everyone can participate without keeping a browser open all the time.
We’re pleased to announce the Teams client for Linux is now available for preview. Please see details at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Microsoft-Teams-is-now-available-on-Linux/ba-p/1056267.
Please check out the Q&A forum here – https://docs.microsoft.com/answers/topics/teams.html.
How about the possibility of getting logs from Teams Linux client?
It's not much better than Teams in the browser, notifications are minimally viable, and now I can't block all the invasive tracking practices.
I'm going back to the browser
We are OEM manufacturer and many customers request us to pre-install Microsoft Teams on our Linux OS devices. Should we need to sign the agreement before we pre-load Microsoft-Team on our devices?
Jan van Veldhuizen commented
Auto-start does not work for me on Ubuntu 19.10
Maxim Sizonenko commented
it's amazing. Thanks for a great job!
Working great for me but please support native notifications!
(btw i use arch)
[Deleted User] commented
Thank you for working Teams on Linux. It is a huge plus for you Microsoft!
Andrew Fullagar commented
Teams client works great. Please fix content/desktop sharing. When sharing the teams client reboots.
Linux 4.19.0-6-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.67-2+deb10u2 (2019-11-11) x86_64 GNU/Linux
Teams version - Preview Version 1.2.00.32451 (64-bit).
Teams version - Insiders Version 1.2.00.32955 (64 bit).
Plantronics BT600 + Focus UC and Voyager 5200 headsets work great.
S. Paschall commented
Thanks, folks; this is huge for our team. The native notifications thing is a biggie, though.
It would be very nice to support native OS notifications on Linux. I'll copy/paste my comment from the Q & A site https://docs.microsoft.com/answers/questions/3606/please-support-native-notifications.html
> I realize there is a benefit to Teams' custom notifications implementation. You can click the message in the notification window to go directly to the conversation. I believe the freedesktop notification spec is for passive notifications only, meaning no way to handle input like that.
> I think support for native notifications would still be valuable, since then you can make Teams notifications work like the rest of your system notifications (same location on screen, same size, same styling), rather than needing to set position on specifically the Teams floating notification window. An option to switch between Teams style and native notifications would be fantastic.
Edit: looks like someone already added a standalone Uservoice issue:
Screen share not working Fedora 30/i3
Sharing the screen on Ubuntu 18.04 is not working. Both sharing my screen and also being the viewer of a shared screen did not work.
Any plans for platform-agnostic packaging, like Snaps?
Craig St George commented
yeh now for the same treatment for outlook please
Alec Wiseman commented
It’s great that we have a native Linux client for Teams in the works, now. However, I still won’t be able to use it at my organization until Azure AD adds conditional access support for Linux platform. Currently, with the policy set by our administrators, I’m not able to sign in on my Linux machine, for either the native or the web client.
We got teams, now lets try to get Microsoft to release Microsoft Office for Linux !
Tested in openSuSE Leap 15.1 and CentOS 8. Found one issue: the client crashes when trying to share screen.
Add AARCH64 (ARM) support! Can't you just rebuild the client? Electron supports ARM64.
Congratulation for this big evolution!!!!!!
Antti Kaihola commented
Based on quick testing, I found three minor issues in the Linux client preview:
- eats a lot of CPU
- moving to next slide sometimes takes a lot of time when presenting PowerPoint slides
- can't view presenter's notes when presenting PowerPoint slides
Other than that, the native app is awesome!