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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This stream of Microsoft's open source empathy has to be supported with native applications for open source operating systems.
I want to give Teams a try, but the web app does not support video calls and as long as there is not Linux client...
sry, but its not rly an alternative to Slack.
Joe Dickhead commented
Personally, I'm glad there isn't a linux client for Teams. I hate teams with a passion, and am grateful that I can't be forced to use it on Linux.
Lack of a Linux client is a show stopper.
the only way I will use teams
This is a major feature that is needed in corporate life. We as many companies around the world have a disembodied experience between development teams, product teams and other groups in our organization due to the lack of a Linux client. The frustration that this brings and the need to look for third party solutions is mind boggling.
This is a much needed update from Microsoft. Teams is an app targeted for developers and such a large community of developers is using Linux, so come on Microsoft you need to give us a Teams Linux client.
Altair Lage commented
I need to be offline from teams everytime I need to log in my linux partition. It would be great to have it in both my partitions and never be offline.
Anton Castelli commented
It would be really great to have a Linux client. Since the voice and video functions aren't available in the web app, it limits how Linux users can communicate with others on our team.
Brian Harkreader commented
Please update. I'm working to move my organization from GSuite to Office 365 and this is a massive blocking issue.
Vincent B commented
As a Linux user of the web client, I really miss the ability to be notified when new messages arrive. I need something like a toast notification.
Any update on this?
Please advise the status here team- this is seriously impacting guest access and effective project collaboration
Seriously guys? It's the top 8 of user ideas. Seriously you want to ignore this fact and keep postponing it? What kind of PR is that?
We would like to use teams at work but currently unable to.
Echoing all those voting for Linux support for MS Teams as an SMB tech business.
The MS Teams product has just enough of everything for tech-savvy SMB businesses out there to standardise for collaboration - except an decent solution for Linux users.
Frankly we're not even looking at GUEST ACCESS since we can't even make it usable as an INTERNAL STANDARD.
It a shame that Microsoft isn't leveraging this user base to gain further advocacy and adoption.
Our Liux users play a crucial role in tech evangelism but due to the lack of MS Teams we can't wean the organisation off the mix of CISCO SPARK, ATLASSIAN and GOOGLE.
With the network effect of collaboration, surely it's to Microsoft's benefit that the hundreds of unique organisations here can standardise and scale the use of MS Teams?
T A commented
My team is looking at Teams due to 365/Azure integration but lack of Linux client is another gap vs Slack. Plus, the browser version seems to lack full features of the Windows client.
Without proper Linux support Teams is doomed to fail, don't even bother.
There is no reason why a large corporation like microsoft would be incapable of producing basic software for one of the most common operating systems in the world.
Stan Brooks commented
My company uses Office 365 service and we are pushing it out to hundreds of employers who are on Linux. This would be great.