Microsoft has just published a new testing version of Teams for linux

Rodriguez Garcia, Jose Luis 86 Reputation points

Microsoft has just published a new testing version of Teams for linux

I have updated the teams, but I cann't test at the moment. My children's school donw allow to the students create meetings. I will wait until tomorrow for the begin of the class.

Missing features in Linux that I know at the moment:

  • No hands UP
  • 3x3
  • background effects
  • Not mouse pointer when sharing desktop
  • Not possible to share a window. You need to share the full desktop.
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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. Michael Massee 686 Reputation points
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  2. Rodriguez Garcia, Jose Luis 86 Reputation points

    I have tested some features and I can confirm they haven't been implemented at the moment:

    • No hands UP
    • No 3x3
    • No background effects.

    I can't test mouse pointer and sharing a window application, because I haven't the permissions to do it.

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  3. Pankaj Kumar 401 Reputation points

    @SharonZhao-MSFT @MarianJavorkaMSFT

    So this is the so called roadMap for Team Linux ? The way I see it, December 2019 is gone long time ago.

    VisualStudio code is also based on Electron, how come they keep it updated just like Windows versions?

    Can we expect a honest answer if Teams Linux will ever be at par with Windows or it will be like.....Windows version gets 10 new features in 2020 and Linux gets 3 features out of those 10 in 2021, coz that's how it is .
    Even the most important features are not present like Raise hand to speak, 3x3 video grid and giving controls for screen sharing, and if we ask we are just told to see the roadmap, that is so irresponsible reply when the roadmap itself doesnt have anything.
    So what should we assume? that roadmap wont have any clear list and teams will be updated as per the convenience and needs of internal team at microsoft ? and we should just keep checking the repository if there are any new insiders build in a hope that there will be a newer version in future ? which will include just 1-2 new features which came 7-8 months after windows got 10 new features.


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  4. Sharon Zhao-MSFT 25,081 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi RodriguezGarciaJoseLuis-7311,

    Teams for Linux updates these features gradually.

    If certain feature is in plan, you can check the progress in Microsoft 365 Roadmap.

    At present, these features are not listed in the roadmap. It will take up more time to improve Teams for Linux. Thanks for you understanding and patience.

  5. Felipe Randson 1 Reputation point

    It is sad to see this careless microsoft with the linux version, he has an incredible opportunity to enter the Linux world, but he prefers to somehow force users to migrate to Windows to have all the resources of Microsoft teams available.