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.
I don't understand the direction of Microsoft. For example Visual Studio Code is available for Linux and used likely ... was it that kind of surprise to offer MS Teams as client solution also for Linux? MS Teams target is to connect people as easy and comfortable on each usual platform. Come on Microsoft, try to find ways and not weak reasons. May I ask by the way the priority of this issue in your backlog?
Christian Hujer commented
I'm glad to hear that this is being reconsidered. Whether it's a native client or in the browser, I personally don't mind. The feature that's missing in the browser is screen sharing. Screen sharing in the browser is technically possible, as Google Hangouts and Slack demonstrate. Meanwhile, it would be great relief for Linux users if Microsoft Teams wouldn't lock out Linux users in the browser. As this article http://nelkinda.com/blog/microsoft-teams-on-linux/ describes based on information shared by Rene Greuel on this forum, you can run Microsoft Teams on Linux in the browser, including audio and video calls. You just can't share your screen.
@skprufo How about a timeline on this? Otherwise, your updates are frankly pointless. We don't want to wait another 2 years for it to be pulled and added back to the backlog.
Hugh Catterall commented
Now 4th most requested feature... how many votes does it need to get???
YEah nah. Microsoft is too busy with loving Linux, so they even forgot to give some love to Linux users...
Real talk: why doesn't Microsoft open-source Teams just as they did with vsCode?
Am I late to the party?..
Not as late as MS development team it seems..
It's time for someone to really shake up development at MS its just looks like total bedlam.
Wow not even your GPDR form works on linux. I see your labels and submit-button but the radio buttons are invisible.
You people are just not fit to be developing anything or selling anything for that matter.
This comment and my previous will without choice be deleted within 30 days thanks to you.
Slack is light years ahead of Teams in terms of usuability, performance and user experience. Even the Chinese make better clones than you'll ever achieve.
If you really want to go down into the history books and truly provide a competitive alternative then GPL is the way.
There's an really easy way to fix this, Microsoft has never managed to do anything right, your main issue is that the same incompetency that cause this micro scandal is widespread in your entire company. You've never achieved anything in your life and have never done a proper release because let's face it; you're completely out of your depth.
Let the professionals handle this, just release the source under GNU GPL.
I mean aren't you marketing yourselves as big opensource supporters nowadays?
Time to put the money where your mouth is.
D Freeman commented
I'm on a big world-wide company and we really like the idea of Teams, however the users on Linux constantly fail to notice the messages since not always have browser up, which is not viable, so I really hope the Linux client is here soon.
Michael Stein commented
Here is how you get audio and video working on Linux (Just for them who don't read 2nd pages in comments):
This one is for those who are free to choose the tool (and for MS to learn how to share screen in a browser)
Nate Bounds commented
Ya'll watch, they'll release it via snap only. :)
Jesse Harris commented
Very happy to hear that this request has not been ditched.
Edward D. commented
Isn't the teams client just an Electron app anyway, even on Windows? A Linux text-only client as a first version should be a fairly straight-forward matter...
[Deleted User] commented
Thanks for keeping this
Mario Abarca "your comment was marked as the solution" :p hahaha it worked
David Grand commented
No rush now. We have moved on. RingCentral is our solution. Feel free to stop developing MS Teams at all.
Cool, now we can wait another two years!
Mario Abarca commented
...or you could just improve the Teams Web App. Yesterday I configured the user agent of my browser to tell the Teams web app that I am using Microsoft Edge on Windows and voila! the video call worked just fine; all because a little lie from my side.
You really have to work on this web app: Facebook recently launched "Workplace" for business and I can make video calls and share my screen just fine. Heck! even Skype (the regular one, not for business) works well in Linux.
Kris Komar commented
"On the backlog" because Microsoft hearts Linux!