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    on the backlog  ·  Suphatra responded

    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.

    Tweet me if you have any questions! @skprufo


    Christian Hujer commented  · 

    I'm glad to hear that this is being reconsidered. Whether it's a native client or in the browser, I personally don't mind. The feature that's missing in the browser is screen sharing. Screen sharing in the browser is technically possible, as Google Hangouts and Slack demonstrate. Meanwhile, it would be great relief for Linux users if Microsoft Teams wouldn't lock out Linux users in the browser. As this article describes based on information shared by Rene Greuel on this forum, you can run Microsoft Teams on Linux in the browser, including audio and video calls. You just can't share your screen.

    Christian Hujer commented  · 

    As pointed out by Rene Greuel, it is possible to get audio and video calls in Microsoft Teams to work on Linux in Chrome and Chromium (and possibly other browsers as well). I've written a blog article about how to do it, it's actually quite simple:
    Please share this blog article to a wide audience so that as many Linux users as possible are no longer barred from making audio and video calls in Microsoft Teams on Linux.

    Obviously, it technically works! The only reason why it doesn't work actually is that Microsoft is somewhere checking the User-Agent and making the claim that it doesn't work, although it actually does. This is a lie, this is evil, this is not interoperable, this is making development teams angry, and this makes us question whether Microsoft is actually serious about loving Linux.

    Christian Hujer commented  · 

    This is really sad. I wish that Microsoft would revise this decision.

    First, let me say what I mean with Linux support. Whether it runs in a native app or in the browser, I don't mind. All I want is that when I use Linux as a developer, as I do, that I am fully enabled to use all Teams features, including audio and video conferencing and screen sharing. Whether that's native or in the browser, I couldn't care less.

    As long as Teams does not support Linux, I will tell all my peers and during my talks on conferences when it comes to collaboration topics that people should stay away from Teams. The freedom of choice of operating system is important, there will always be good developers who want to use Linux for good reasons. And in 2018, with so much power in the browser, I do not see any reason why this should not be possible. Competitors like Slack or Google show that it's possible to bring audio conferencing, video conferencing, and screen sharing via the browser in Linux.

    Therefore, I hope that Microsoft will revise that decision and bring a full Teams experience to Linux.

    P.S.: This forum software is stupid, it disables resizing of textareas.

    Christian Hujer commented  · 

    I'd rather die before I'd ever use Windows again. Please make this available on Linux.

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