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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Same here - one developer in team working on Linux and whole idea about using MS Teams crushes.
Any plans for support of desktop sharing and camera for web client or standalone app for linux distributions? As we have many developers using Linux it will be critical for us to have it supported
We have developers with WIndows, Mac and Linux in team and we are trying to move from Skype/Skype for Business. Without support for audio/video and screen shearing on web app or native Linux client this is not usable application.
Same issue over here. Our team is working in an Linux-only environment and the inability to use a full-featured client is really an impediment.
Google Hangout already offers those capabilities (video call, screen sharing) from the browser. I don't understand Microsoft position.
It's a shame that a company like Microsoft cannot be bothered to add a client supporting one of the biggest developer O/S out there, effectively making sure a number of companies instead buy Slack user licenses.
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Yes screen sharing and video in web application will solve the biggest problems with Teams on Linux
Alec George Doran-Twyford commented
Could you atleast had screen sharing to your web app please.
Like Teams for mac, the app made for Linux shouldn't be a problem at all.
Linux users who are mostly developers cannot join the meeting or even receive the smooth notification through Teams web version.
At least, they can join other's meeting from S4B through Web Meeting App.
However, after reading the roadmap of O365 Teams and Skype 4 Business, the long-term integration by the end of 2018 makes our engineering team in a real ****.
Microsoft decides to ignore the massive appeals and takes its good product into a dilemma.
Karsten Sperling Opdal commented
At least add web client support for voice calls
Where I work we are also trying to switch from Skype to Teams. I am not able to use Teams in any meaningful way on Linux right now. I wonder if Slack might actually be the better solution for us.
Google Chrome is not available in ARM versions of linux. Can you provide support for Chromium?
Brendon Haughey commented
"Microsoft loves Linux" - Prove it!
Without a Linux Client or a Full Webeb i can't join the team...
Google Chrome is not even close to a sufficient work around in this case. You can't share your screen over the web, as that piece isn't complete yet, I can't hold any serious meeting with this tool since I can't share my screen, there are obtuse limitations depending on how the meeting was created, with MS Teams or using another MS product, and I can't tell the presence of other team members if they are using Skype for Business as unified presence also isn't completed anywhere, let alone the web version. The bleeding app that runs on windows is a freaking Electron app don't begin to tell me how difficult it would be to port that over to Linux, or Mac's for that matter, because that's plain bull. Without a real client for Linux this is a joke. Also before you tell me that you would only release a .deb or .rpm package for this that's ridiculous make it an auto updating snap package or flatpak or app image and it will run on nearly anything in the universe. Call me when you guys have got up with the rest of modern applications.
Alberto Bar-Noy commented
My team is all Linux. We are moving away from slack but I fear the task of having everyone have a browser open for teams will be nearly impossible
Teams is using electron so there isn't true a native client. You could try to use Rambox or Franz as a sort of native client for Teams.
Please add a Linux client.
Anthony G commented
dear admin, please add this to the tonne of other performance and OS options posts :)
Kirk Hammond commented
This week we assessed Teams as a replacement to Slack. Since Teams is included with Office365 we felt that if it was as usable as Slack there is no reason not to use Teams in place of slack and save the $6 per user fee.
After 1 week of trials our users strongly indicated that Teams was inferior to Slack. In addition, there is no native Linux client which is an issue for us. The MAC client is also way to resource intensive.
If MS wants to have Teams merge with Skype for Business and really compete you need to do the following.
1. Application performance must be better. The most commonly used term in testing was "sluggish".
2. Native linux clients for Teams and Skype for business. Stop locking out Linux, developers like Linux and native clients are a must for any tool or solution to be a contender.
3. user interface improvements including new message notices need improvements.
Because there is a cost savings for doing so, we will re-evaluate Teams each year as a replacement for Slack. I hope you are willing to deliver a native fast performing client to all Operating Systems including Linux and can improve Teams to be a true universal business collaboration solution, not just one for Windows only shops.