Following its launch last month, Microsoft Teams has now become available on the Ubuntu Operating System. Microsoft is keen to promote the availability of Teams on Linux to address compatibility issues. Specifically, Teams integration is now being enabled using the Microsoft Server and System Center Functions (MSRC).
This move further helps Microsoft show how it now embraces Linux in general, especially after the company made its HoloLens and Windows 10 devices compatible with the open-source operating system.
There are currently 33 people working on integrating Teams on Ubuntu, including programmers who specialise in virtualization and software engineering.
Erik Schoenfeld, Microsoft’s corporate vice president, teams, writes in a blog post, “There are many ways to process and send content from a server to a cloud service, and unfortunately there are some potential compatibility issues.”
With Teams, Windows Server and System Center Services (MSRC) is making it easier for Teams employees to meet all of the requirements without having to patch various Linux instances manually.
“With this integration, we help Office 365 subscribers easily connect their VMware Workplace on-premises project to the Ubuntu team experience using our backend,” the post said.
Microsoft Teams brings back one of the most well-loved features of the Office product family: support for the SharePoint Web Portal. This is the latest feature to arrive in Teams in the form of shared content.
Microsoft Teams is also compatible with Netflix and Stitcher, and have numerous third-party integrations with Slack, Evernote, Adblock Plus, and Mixpanel. With all these options for functionality, Microsoft wants to make Teams come to life as quickly as possible.