Microsoft: A team working on a project for Linux, launch imminent!

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Microsoft has confirmed that it is working on a version for Linux of its universal communications platform Microsoft Teams, that is, a platform that supports teamwork for companies. This platform supports the most popular desktop and mobile platforms such as Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows. In it you have a workspace to share, chat and work with commercial applications.

This is how Microsoft Teams for Linux has been launched imminently. This should not be taken as Microsoft's love of Linux, If Microsoft is opening code, using WSL on Windows 10, buying GitHub, launching Linux-based projects, or joining the Linux Foundation, it is not for love, it is for money, for sheer interest. Make no mistake, because you still have to keep an eye out for MS.

That will allow all users working with Linux distributions to join their coworkers using Windows, macOS, iOS or Android. This has been confirmed by a member of the team on the Twitter account. However, it seems that while it should work on most distros, officially only Ubuntu and Debian are supported. In the repos of these distros it will be available but, I repeat, that does not mean that it cannot be used in others ...

The high demand from Linux users made it possible for Microsoft to have seen a new "market" and created this port of its client for Linux. In the Microsoft Teams UserVoice forum more than 9000 votes were obtained. And even if they gave in on this, don't wait for Microsoft Teams for Linux to be open source, it will still be proprietary, of course.

Although it still seems that it is not available for download (at the time of writing this article), it may be very soon ...


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  1.   Peter Casanella said

    This should make us reflect that versatility is above any premise. Of course MS does it to make money. But if 9.000 people ask for it, it is because they consider it useful. Hopefully we continue to see news like this. On the other hand, it is good to remember that today Google Drive does not have a native application for Linux, you have to fall into paid applications if you want something.