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 know many of you are waiting for a Teams client for Linux, and we’re pleased to confirm we’re actively working on it. Stay tuned for more information.
It's not difficult. Just let us use the flaming web client! If you've coded it well enough (which I doubt!), then it should work in every Chrome everywhere.
Grow up and stop telling me my browser isn't supported.
Sorry for the mistyping: Dear Suphatra, if the development of the Linux client can not be secured before months, would it make sense to extend the capability of the web client in order to support audio & desktop sharing. Many of our team members are using Linux machines and we are not able to use Teams for our routine conference calls...
Dear Suphatra, if the development of the Linux client can not be secured before months, would it be make sense to extend the capability of the web client in order to support & desktop sharing. Many of our team members are using Linux machines and we are not able to use Teams for our routine conference calls...
We really need a solution on our llinux clients...; 25 % of our desktops.... minimum, we need the call function from a browser. Without a solution, we can not push teams in front of slack. Thanks
use Rambox in meantime ;)
Jörgen Jönsson commented
Any update on this? We would need this in the university of Lund.
Any update on this?? We are considering removing Teams across the enterprise and going with something else if this can't be delivered.
Hugo Gonzalez M commented
Our whole organization is moving towards Teams on Office365 from Slack, but Slack does have a native Linux app on Electron. We need the native client, also to do voice and video chat.
Brent Watson commented
Hi Suphatra, please can you update us again, we really need this feature
Deploying Slack, this is the ONLY reason.
No update from MS since August? You "haven't forgotten about this ask", but you don't say it's on the schedule either. And now the browser client is crashing my firefox every 24hrs or so (sucking memory till it's all gone). As usual, MS dropped the ball.
It would be great if MS could just lift some of the restrictions that keep products like Rambox from behaving like a Teams client on Linux. Rambox is a great tool for Slack, Glip, Skype, and more... but Teams gets an unsupported browser error, or doesn't load at all... While I understand a native Teams client is a lot of work, blocking access to third parties who are trying to fill the void is not helping adoption...
Congratulations to you that in 2017 still believe that MS give a rats *** to any unix user!
Disappointed Linux user commented
One thing is sure, if the API would be open the Linux community would maintain own open source clients.
ah, and another ONE thing..
you are morons by entering another amendment which blocks "older" web browsers
someone created a client for your applications using the browser's download of data and you blocking it in an one moment
my rage reaches higher and higher on your practice..
That is ******* joke what Microsoft doing with forcing its partners to using Microsoft Teams
If you are doing like that - YOU MUST have another client for other systems
terrifying your practice
David Miller commented
FYI: we have 2000+ Linux users. Without a commitment from Microsoft on this WE WILL deploy Slack!
Could we get an update on this? Or even better get it prioritized? With the recent breakage of 3rd party clients (see: https://github.com/saenzramiro/rambox/issues/1354), half my team has effectively been kicked off Teams, which needless to say is pretty painful for us.
Microsoft, you managed it to provide an ubuntu bash shell on windows 10. that's really nice!
And you use a platform independent framework for teams. well done!!
now may you please support the growing amount of users working on linux boxes?
tear down the windows wall!!
So let me get this straight...
You seem to have no plans to push out a Linux client.
You have all browsers reporting as "unsupported" on Linux.
You have apparently disabled third party workarounds that people had put in place because you guys couldn't put on your Big Boy Pants and put out a client.
How do you expect to keep your end users who are on Linux? Unicorn **** and dreams?