Without anyone waiting, Microsoft officially launched Microsoft Teams for Linux, thus confirming some rumors about the arrival.
For those who don't know, Microsoft Teams is a direct competitor to Slack, software that basically serves to manage projects, teams, communication and the like. We covered the possibility of MS Teams on Linux, which you can check here and here.
In the post, she says that MS Teams is the first Office application to reach Linux desktops and with it, bringing all the features present in it in the Windows version, such as chat, video calls, calls and collaboration in documents made in Office 365 .
He was also commenting that several customers were running on their devices a variety of systems, including Windows 10, Linux and others. So you need to have support for these platforms as well.
Who gave a positive statement of the arrival of MS Teams, was the Executive Director of (The) Linux Foundation, Jim Zemlin:
2019 was another incredible year for open source, and Linux remains at the center of all growth and innovation. I'm really excited about the availability of Microsoft Teams for Linux. With this announcement, Microsoft is bringing its teamwork hub to Linux. I am thrilled to see Microsoft's recognition of how companies and educational institutions are using Linux to transform their work culture.
Another who celebrated the arrival of the Linux app was Volvo Cars Personal Products, Jimmy Beckman:
At Volvo Cars, Linux is being used by many users in various departments. So far, our Linux users have been largely trapped on an island of collaboration with different unofficial and unsupported Skype for Business customers and, more recently, Microsoft Teams. With Teams for Linux from Microsoft, we were able to leave this island and collaborate on our different platforms with the complete functionality of a rich client. If I must point out one thing, being able to participate in screen sharing is a big improvement for Volvo Cars' Linux users.
Microsoft Teams is currently in Public Preview and you can download it via this link.
Two points drew attention to this announcement, which were: The Microsoft Teams client is the first Office app that is coming to Linux desktops .. (The Microsoft Teams client the first Office app to arrive on Desktop Linux) and ..and collaboration on Office 365 documents .. (and collaboration on Office 365 documents), this may indicate that more tools can arrive, such as Onedrive (which you can vote and order through this link) and Office can finally have a native version for Desktop Linux. MS Teams was very well integrated here on my PC, which is currently running RegataOS with KDE, and if they are in the same Lineage, I believe that the chosen theme will look good in any DE. The print below my installation.
I believe that it will be a matter of time before the Linux versions of OneDrive and MS Office come, thus making the business pack complete, containing Skype, Teams, Edge, OneDrive and Office.
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