Microsoft’s promising collaboration software/platform is now available for preview to the Linux users. The idea is to get some inputs from the Linux community and improve the platform before making it available generally.
“Starting today, Microsoft Teams is available for Linux users in public preview, enabling high-quality collaboration experiences for the open-source community at work and in educational institutions,” announced Marissa Salazar, Product Marketing Manager of Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Teams is the very first Microsoft 365 app that is arriving to Linux desktops. The preview will have all of the Teams’ main capabilities. The comprehensive platform integrates chatting, calling, video meetings and collaboration on Office 365 documents and business processes. It thus delivers a single integrated experience.
The preview for Linux makes sense as many Microsoft customers use a variety of devices and work on different platforms. This development shows that the IT Services giant is intent on supporting everyone. It will also help developers who have developed apps for Teams to reach out to more users.
Jim Zemlin, the Executive Director of the Linux Foundation expressed his delight after hearing the announcement. “With this announcement, Microsoft is bringing its hub for teamwork to Linux. I’m thrilled to see Microsoft’s recognition of how companies and educational institutions alike are using Linux to transform their work culture.”