Microsoft Teams launches on Linux in public preview

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams is available in preview on Linux.
  • Teams is the first Office app to launch on Linux desktop.
  • Teams allows people to work together through chat, video calls, and collaboration on files.

Microsoft Teams is now available in preview on Linux. Teams is the first Microsoft Office app to launch on the Linux desktop and allows people to collaborate in several ways. A new post from Microsoft (opens in new tab) breaks down what Linux users can do with Teams right now, and shows the app off with short videos.

Microsoft Teams is a communication hub that allows people to collaborate on documents, video call, voice call, and chat in various rooms and channels. It integrates with Office 365 and several other Microsoft services.

You can try Microsoft Teams for free (opens in new tab) on several platforms. Office 365 for Business subscriptions come with access to the paid version of Microsoft Teams (opens in new tab).

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1 Comment
  • Whoopty effin do, most Linux fanboys don't care and won't use a Microsoft product. This is a waste of programming resources for an OS that vary few people use on the desktop.