11-16-2016 03:56 AM - edited 11-17-2016 03:04 AM
11-16-2016 03:56 AM - edited 11-17-2016 03:04 AM
Are there any plans to offer a native Linux client?
We have quite a bunch of Linux users and being able to provide Microsoft Teams with a native client for them would be a real game changer for us...
I read somewhere that Electron is used for the desktop apps - so this should be more than possible I think.
Given the fact that "Microsoft loves Linux" and "other chats" are providing such a client this should be a no-brainer :smileywink:
11-17-2016 03:06 AM
for everyone else strongly needing the client. please like here and vote there: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public-preview/suggestions/16911565-linux-client
12-16-2016 01:51 AM
01-30-2017 06:51 AM - edited 01-30-2017 06:52 AM
Thanks for your answer.
We've also tested this wrapper: https://github.com/leftstick/teams-ubuntu but it makes no real difference with using Teams through any web browser.
Our Linux users still can't receive notifications properly on their machines.
A true native Linux client is really needed.
04-05-2017 03:36 PM
Thanks for this Ivelin. Good to see this is actively being developed, and supports native Linux notification systems.
Will test it out today.
04-28-2017 11:08 PM
A plugin for pidgin would be the best solution. Then I can customize the client the way I want it and use one client for ALL my IM/chat protocols.
07-01-2017 09:44 AM
07-26-2017 01:25 PM
@Suphatra Rufo - Is there any update on status of Linux client for Microsoft Teams? The Teams Uservoice community has been very silent lately. We have been piloting Teams in comparison with Slack and we have many users, particularly in DevOps who see the lack of Linux client as a big barrier. This is largely due to the lack of notifications when using Teams in browser. Thank you.
10-05-2017 12:36 AM
Not Sebastin answering, but under Ubuntu I use the web client for O365 email - it's pretty full function - very few necessary things you can't do (emptying trash and clutter being one of those, if those folders get too full)
11-13-2017 05:16 AM
02-23-2018 05:55 AM
I would like to also chime in that the lack of linux clients for the collaboration apps is highly desired. VSTS has been a game changer for being able to really use microsoft's workflow for open source development. However, the lack of a native client for lync.. er, I mean skype, and teams is a serious issue for virtually all of the developers on my team, and my division. We all run Ubuntu on our development boxes, and having to run a windows VM just to get messages is a pain.
03-08-2018 08:46 AM
None of our developers use and refuse to use MS TEAMS due to no Linux client and lack of notifications using the web gui. With the addition of external access we are nearly there (it works well) but ALL our engineers run Linux which is killing us rolling out this globally
is there any other better notification tool we could use via Chrome or IE ?
03-22-2018 06:54 AM
Agree totally, all our developers will continue to use Slack until MS Teams linux client becomes available. We have office 365 suite but can't use collaboration tools like MS Teams !!
03-27-2018 04:29 AM
i really need microsoft teams for linux/centos i hated to comming back on windows at work. so i despearatly waiting for its linux stable version.
06-01-2018 09:04 AM
07-01-2018 03:13 AM - edited 07-01-2018 03:16 AM
I am using Franz on Ubuntu 18.04 with Teams and it works well enough to be usable day to day.
What you don't get:
banner / popup / sound notifications from Teams
What you do get:
Little red dot on the tray icon when team message comes through.
I can live with that vs alternatives like web where no notifications whatsoever
Unexpected bonus : Can have all your IM services in one convenient location.
Simplified my life having to switch between Slack / Whatsapp / Hangouts and Teams
08-07-2018 05:56 AM
Our organization is in a almost identical position, although the implementation of Teams has only just started "unofficially", i.e. people are adopting it, its our developers who need to be convinced. a Linux Client, or an Ubuntu client that allows them to use it without having a VM running would be fantastic.
Those of us that use Teams really like it and see some great benefits, but not being able to have our engineers on board is a bit of a negative.
08-29-2018 08:28 AM
Wow, almost 2 years later and still no client. Typical. If MS really wants to take on Slack, they are going to have to support Linux with a native client that has all of the features of the Win / Mac clients.
08-29-2018 08:38 AM
Not really Mike. Developers/Linux users are accustomed to having to shoe-horn in solutions where MS doesn't bother with official support. It's our lot in life.
Microsoft no doubt knows that Office 365 subscribers are generally majority MS environments, and Teams comes with those plans, so this isn't going to seriously impact adoption. They also have an incentive to encourage, not discourage, Linux users to work in Windows environments more often.
Should they have this by now? Absolutely. There's already a mostly full featured web app. It's an afternoon's work for a competent developer to turn that into a Linux app, and another afternoon's work to get it packaged up for common distributions.
With that said, they already have a mostly full featured web app, and there are a couple of unofficial electron wrapper based appifications out there on GitHub. The biggest weakness of these, honestly, is that they can't do the things the web client can't do which a native client easily could.