Microsoft has confirmed today that it's working on a Linux version for its acclaimed Microsoft Teams universal communications platform.
Supported on some of the most popular desktop and mobile platforms, including Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android, Microsoft Teams provides a unified communications platform where teams can share a workspace where they are able to chat, share files, and use business apps.
More and more people are switching to Linux nowadays, and also, since Microsoft itself started integrating Linux into its latest Windows 10 operating system with the WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) project, in addition to develop new features for that Linux kernel, the company confirmed today it will release Microsoft Teams for Linux.
After it was rumoured that Microsoft might launch a Linux version of its Microsoft Teams communications platform, allowing Linux users to become listed on their Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android teammates, a company employee popularized Twitter to confirm that an official form of Microsoft Teams for Linux will quickly be available to download.
Ubuntu and Debian are officially supported
Microsoft not just confirmed that it's already focusing on a Linux version of Microsoft Teams, but it also set up a repository for some of the most popular GNU/Linux distributions, Ubuntu and Debian, which means that the installations will be made via a PPA repo that you users can certainly increase their systems.
It appears as though Microsoft Teams for Linux was possible due to the popular from users. A request a Linux client on the Microsoft Teams UserVoice feedback forum gathered more than 9,000 votes. However, pricier Microsoft Teams for Linux to be Open Source software, because the code will remain proprietary.
You can test out Microsoft Teams free of charge right now by going to the official website, where you can learn everything there is to know about Microsoft's unified communication platform for chat, video calling, file sharing, and much more. We'll let you know once the Linux client can be obtained for download, so stay tuned.
Let's just the uservoice page was updated a few days ago. :)
?a Christopher Scott [MSFT] (@chscott_msft) September 9, 2019