Anyone find a MS Teams for Linux headset combo that works?

Robert Hardy 1 Reputation point
2020-03-23T18:27:28.027+00:00

I have seen a lot of posts and queries on the Internet with users trying to figure out what hardware works with MS Teams client for Linux. Has anyone found hardware that works with the Linux MS Teams client? I either need a wireless solution or a wired USB solution that can reach at least 10ft/3m. 15ft/4.5m would certainly reach.

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Skype for Business Linux
Skype for Business: A Microsoft communications service that provides communications capabilities across presence, instant messaging, audio/video calling, and an online meeting experience that includes audio, video, and web conferencing.Linux: A family of open-source Unix-like operating systems.
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  1. Sharon Zhao-MSFT 25,076 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2020-03-24T05:53:51.863+00:00

    Hi RobertHardy,
    This document provides the hardware requirements for Teams for Linux: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/hardware-requirements-for-the-teams-app#hardware-requirements-for-teams-on-linux. However, it does not list the detailed headset information.
    I did not find any other efficient solutions now.
    we recommend you that please give a feedback to https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/40004728-headset-for-teams-for-linux. Microsoft will always focus on customer’s feedback and experience, some new features would be added to the services based on customers' feedback in the future, and your good ideas will be very helpful for them to improve the service.
    Your time, understanding and cooperation will be highly appreciated.

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  2. Robert Hardy 1 Reputation point
    2020-03-24T14:55:47.287+00:00

    I was really hoping one of the users actually got something working with this. Yes long term it would be nice if Microsoft documented what works too.

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  3. Robert Hardy 1 Reputation point
    2020-03-26T20:35:00.857+00:00

    I wasn't able to find a webcam or headset that worked, more due to no webcams or headsets being in stock due to the Pandemic.
    What did work was a Yanmai Q3B Gaming Microphone.
    It gives good audio calls and is very simple and works well.
    In Linux it shows up as a CM108 Audio controller and Teams on Linux mapped it automatically.
    I'm using it with a 10ft USB 3.0 A-B extension cable.

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  4. Sharon Zhao-MSFT 25,076 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2020-03-27T08:53:56.077+00:00

    Hi RobertHardy,
    It is a good news that you find the suitable headset for teams for Linux.


  5. Roberto Carrasco Retamal 26 Reputation points
    2020-04-10T14:11:27.82+00:00

    I had tested the internal mic/speaker, headset, bluetooth devices and all is working. Just select your devices in Settings Device and do not keep the device configuration panel open for more than 1 minute.

    I dont know why, but after a while Teams show an error message about the mic if you keep the device settings panel opened

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