Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that integrates with Office 365 subscription productivity suite, including Office and Skype, and supported extensions for third-party products.
While for the first time, Microsoft is bringing Office 365 application to the open source operating system, with the launch of Microsoft Teams as native Linux client, public preview.
The native Linux client has been the most requested Teams features on Microsoft’s forum, which plans to introduce it was announced at the company’s Ignite conference.
Before now, Linux users have been stuck with unofficial and different unsupported clients for Skype for Business; but with Microsoft Teams availability for Linux, it'll enable better collaboration experiences for the open source community, both at work and academic environments.
The native desktop app will feature all the core capabilities available in Microsoft Teams for Windows and MacOS versions, allowing developers who built apps for Teams to be able to extend their reach to new set of users.
Microsoft hopes to increase the appeal of Teams to developers by the introduction of the Linux desktop client, and for those having a commercial Office 365 subscription, they can try Microsoft Teams for Free, with information on technical requirements available in the official help page.