What you need to know

  • Microsoft is actively working on Microsoft Teams for Linux.
  • An update to a UserVoice page states that Microsoft is "actively working on it."
  • Last month the UserVoice page stated that the idea was on the backlog and to stay tuned.

Microsoft Teams is officially coming to Linux. Microsoft is "actively working on" bringing Microsoft Teams to Linux according to an update to a UserVoice page. Just last month, the UserVoice page told everyone to stay tuned and that the idea would remain on the backlog.

Microsoft Teams running on Linux (via @andreujuanc).

Twitter user Christopher Scott pointed out the change on the UserVoice page. Scott works for Microsoft and focusses on Office 365 and Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams is clearly a focus of Microsoft's right now. It continues to expand in both feature set and availability and potentially passed Slack in terms of daily active users earlier this year. There is no timetable for Microsoft Teams to be released on Linux but the fact that a Microsoft employee who works on Microsoft Teams highlighted the UserVoice page is very promising.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams allows you to collaborate with colleagues, upload files, send messages, and chat through video. It integrates with Office 365 and several other cloud services.

Portable (and affordable) power accessories we love

Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.

VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)

This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.

Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)

Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.

Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)

This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.

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