Microsoft today announced the preview release of Teams app for Linux. Microsoft Teams for Linux preview is available in .deb and .rpm formats. Microsoft was working with several customers over the past few months to test this new Teams client for Linux.
It is important to note that Microsoft Teams is the first Office app that is coming to Linux desktops. Microsoft Teams on Linux will support all the core features that are available on other platforms including Windows.
“2019 has been another incredible year in open source, and Linux continues to be at the heart of all the growth and innovation. I’m really excited about the availability of Microsoft Teams for Linux. 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,” said Jim, Zemlin, Executive Director at The Linux Foundation.
You can download Microsoft Teams for Linux packages here.
Back in July this year, Microsoft announced that Teams has reached 13 million daily active users. Early this month, Microsoft announced that Teams has reached 20 million active users, a 7 million increase in just about 4 months. In comparison, Slack last month announced that it as 12 million active users. With this milestone, Microsoft Teams now has almost double the number of active users when compared to Slack.