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.
Thank you for your feedback that helped us launch the Microsoft Teams Linux client. The client is now available for everyone to use. Please find instructions for installing and more details here: https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/get-clients#linux. Enjoy!
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Timeframe would be great. There are a few Teams/Electron wrapper projects - I use one of them and I can get Audio / Video calls etc. What is missing for me is enabling the desktop sharing. Would be great to have that in place. Looks like this feature doesn't work on Edge on Windows either so it needs to be enabled on the web.
I'm evaluating Flock instead of Teams for our company. They are not as feature rich but at least they have a working beta product for Linux and stable apps for the rest.
Hugh Catterall commented
48 hours later and we are back where we were... glad its not declined but there is no further information then what we had two days ago...
Romain LAURENT commented
Imagine a world where :
- Iphone can only send message to other iphones
- Facebook is only working on android phones
- Skype is just for windows PC
- Samsung refuse to send SMS to non-Samsung phones
NONSENSE - none of this technologies spreads with such model in mind.
Teams is about communication and teams!
Actually Teams on linux is not blocked by technical issues but business decision.
Thank you for not ignoring the needs of many potential Teams users. News, which are more frequent than in the past, even if they are small news, are very welcome.
Michael Stein commented
Suphrata, I feel with you.
Since now, you have the badest position ever.
Lorenzo S. commented
Good to see it's back on the backlog (pun unintended). A timeframe would be great
Hire more linux developers and get it done. It's not so hard to make this happen.
Right.. on the backlog is better than dead. If you can, please provide an update sooner rather than later with some timeframes. This is one of your top issues and I think to address this will only provide Teams with a more robust solution for all.
Wow, thanks for un-declining.
It’s when all users are able to participate that Teams becomes a true team collaboration space.
Michael Hofmann commented
I was really shocked to see that this was (temporarily) 'declined'.
And then I saw this: http://nelkinda.com/blog/microsoft-teams-on-linux/
What I'm asking myself:
How can it be that creating an Electron wrapper application is such a difficult task that it takes more than one year to build? Electron is made for cross-platform applications! And yes, that includes video and audio capabilities.
If you could share with the community what the *actual* *technical* issues are, people might be more understanding.
Jacob Palm commented
Great news! Linux support would certainly help the adoption of Teams in many organizations that rely on Linux for some workloads.
Linux is important to integrate many technical People into the Company communication … please rethink this decision
I'd like to echo the sentiments of the other commenters here and say thanks for bringing it back. It's encouraging to know you guys are flexible to feedback. Kudos to you.
I'm so happy you've brought this back into the backlog and actively figuring out how to accelerate the process. We'd love to use Microsoft Teams as our comms system here but we can have over a thousand developers and visual effect artists on Linux workstations.
Sam Hall commented
Just to reiterate, without this feature we can not use Teams as it's useless since many people in our "teams" that might otherwise be able to use Teams have Linux desktops. As such, most people are using Discord.
Victor Prosolin commented
What would it take to move it from backlog to TODO? :)
Thanks for putting it on the backlog again. Our dev team really need chat+audio+video+screen share working on our linux workstations.
James Gilliland commented