Launch of the public preview for the version Linux of Teams. This is the first application of the package Office that Microsoft makes it available for the operating system. Interested parties can download and install it in .deb and .rpm formats through official site of the project.
Microsoft brings Teams on Linux
The functionalities are the same ones already well known for the software, whose goal is to simplify the communication in the workplace proposing a valid alternative to Skype and the many third-party solutions in circulation. According to the most recent statistics released by the Redmond group, Teams is used by around 500,000 companies in the world with a pool of active users daily that exceeds 20 million units.
The undeclared objective is to annoy the competitor Slack, already available for the Linux world even if only with beta versions so far. The platform now occupies 2.03% of market share in the desktop-laptop segment (source Net Applications), a share far from 10.11% of macOS and 87.29% of Windows. Nevertheless, it is quite widespread among the developer and business community, hence Microsoft's decision to invest time and resources in a dedicated version of Teams.