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.
Hey guys, thanks for the feedback – we hear you loud and clear. After talking this over with the Engineering team, I confirmed this will remain on the backlog and we are actively considering how to accelerate.
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Anton Pettersson commented
Yeah, a must have. Real dev people use Linux. ;)
Michael Baumann commented
We still need a fully featured Skype for Business solution for Linux. There's now a chance to integrate everything (including voice/video (group) chats and screen-sharing) into a Teams Linux client that integrates into Office 365 and works x-platform. If that is still not happening, I don't see how you will be able to compete with slack, Hangouts etc.
Simon Ransome commented
I would support the case for a Linux client - webapps are fine in an emergency or for occasional ad-hoc use, but they are often very poor at notifications, so I find I tend to miss a lot of stuff that's going on.
Zoheb Ishfaq commented
The SwiftKey team would greatly benefit from a native Linux client, as we have a large Linux user base too.
Kyle Frazer commented
I agree, this would be useful. The webapp is a passable stopgap on Linux, but it doesn't have proper notification support (on my setup, at least).
Arden Shackelford commented
Though, to play devils advocate here (Though I agree with OP), most people have a web browser open anyway. So really, having a desktop client is actually the thing that's causing people to have "one more thing" open.