Together mode in Linux
Working towards feature parity on Linux - can we get Together mode on Linux?
Persics Bálint commented
It is ridicoulus, that MS does not support it for Linux. Retire the Linux version, you must feel ashamed about the support you provide for Linux.
Philipp Reichmuth commented
You can get this in the web interface with Edge on Linux, but not in the native Teams client.
The native Teams client also seems abandoned, or at least there is no communication. Some bugs - such as being unable to log into guest/secondary organizations - have remained unfixed for half a year now.
Just found out that the web application already have the option to see more participants (up to 49). Even Together mode is possible. So the Linux client is outdated on purpose.
No update to the Linux Teams client since 29 March 2021 (and since there are no release notes, it is doubtful if that and previous such updates, included anything of significance; certainly nothing that improved functionality): https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/ms-teams/dists/stable/main/
As Microsoft, in their 'divide and conquer' approach decided to split the original UserVoice request to keep the Linux client updated, this comment will have to be reproduced across all three of the basic feature requests, amongst many, Microsoft chose to highlight.
Luca Broggi commented
This thing of voting for separate issues is a bit weird. But, however, I really hope MS manages to keep the Linux client up-to-date. They could also appeal Chrome OS users with a functioning app.
All clients should have the same features! Come on ... we have 2021 ... that should be possible!
If you have a feature on windows, just implement it on linux.
All clients should have the same key features. Students and teachers should see the same and have the same set of features, independent of the used OS. I always thought that this is the main reason for using a Browser technology for apps.
LOL, instead of just start working on the implementation of the missing features as requested in https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/40324324-keep-the-linux-client-up-to-date-with-the-latest-f with more than 5,050 votes. We now have to vote again...
It took over a year to come with that impressing idea to split the features now into separate votes. Well done Microsoft.
Yannick Morin commented
Fractals to infinity! Hit 5000 votes, and you get to vote on blur, color, or image...
Matt Adams commented
Cool. You've "solved" the original feature parity request with separate requests to dilute the issues. I've gone ahead and voted on all of the new tickets but I feel like this is a way to try and get out of feature parity by just doing a few key things. For a company who ❤️ Linux, this seems a bit unloving...
Matthias Berse commented
so I voted all diluted issues now. Are you happy M$?
Jan Vondrouš commented
It seems, that someone is trying to dilute original root cause of this problem:
Separate development for different operating systems? Like a dog chasing its tail?
And the length of the dog is a few years.
Please simply start care about your native clients and do not want us to vote for these funny and "surprising" issues.
Chris W commented
Yes, it would still be nice if the Linux version would be *almost* up to date, so please let us work in "Together" mode! Thanks!
I'm not looking for more out of Teams in Linux. I'm looking for parity. I connect to a very large school district, and it works well enough until I'm asked to use a feature that's not there - like the Raise Hand. I'm supposed to run meetings with the schools in my district - if they invite me it usually works well. If they use an invite link, I'm often locked out. More than once a Teams meeting got so frustrating to use that we ended up on a Zoom call. Not a good look, MSoft.
My concern is by breaking these three "features" out it makes the Linux version a less than.
Microsoft, it's well known you have linux engineering teams. You support linux on windows. You are contributing to the kernel.
Just bring Teams up to standard build level with Windows. It shouldn't be that hard.
Prioritising Functional features like Together and Breakout Rooms and showing more than 4 participants. Then the "nice to haves" like virtual backgrounds.
Miguel Pérez commented
Why is this restricted? It makes Microsoft look really bad when it artificially restricts a product so that it works worse on Linux than on Windows. Are we back in the 90s? What's next, Microsoft Network-only?
Patrick Laurin commented
Thank you, make sure to have basic feature parity between Windows and Linux. Teams should not be OS specific!
Please see the now closed https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/40324324-keep-the-linux-client-up-to-date-with-the-latest-f (with over 5,000 votes) for links to the three features that Microsoft might provide in the Linux client. The original request sought parity (and surely Microsoft knows what features are in the Apple and Microsoft clients but lacking in the Linux client?), but now we are forced into individual requests for the basic functions. Very difficult to promote Teams in my organisation amongst departments with significant cohorts of Linux users when e.g. Zoom seem to manage cross-platform parity.
Stefan Pfister commented
Yes, an we need breakout rooms too. Why not. Zoom has it in the browser. This is for educational purposes a must have.