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Microsoft Teams Linux client public preview now available

Long-awaited, the Microsoft Teams Linux client is now available to all in public preview. You can download the native Linux packages in .deb and .rpm formats at Users will be able to install native Linux packages in .deb and .rpm formats. Installing the DEB or RPM package will automatically install the package repository DEB stable main RPM

Microsoft working on native Linux Microsoft Teams client

There is clearly a customer demand for Teams on Linux. My blogs on Teams on Linux get a fair amount of traffic. Just a few days ago, via user voice, Microsoft confirmed they are working on a native Teams client for Linux. No other detailed were shared, but with Ignite not far away I hope we see some updates then. Great news for the Linux community, who have previously been limited to the browser...

Microsoft Teams On Linux, What’s the Story?

  Update 22nd October: The UserVoice is now over 5,500 votes and has just moved to “on the backlog”. That means it’s an ask that’s more seriously being considered for being given engineering time. Keep your votes coming if you want a Linux client: ############################ Right now Microsoft Teams in not supported in Linux, even in a web browser. It will load in a...

Lync Clients and Options for Linux

I get this question now and again, We have some Linux users, how do they use Lync? There isn’t really a great answer, there is no native Microsoft Lync client for Linux, but there are a few options. Linux users can still have an IP Phone for Audio Lync supports various IP Phones which a Lync user can use alongside their PC for Audio, but that only covers audio.   Run Lync in a windows VM...

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