Early on, Microsoft never understood the benefits that Linux offers. Now, though, everything is different since the Redmond behemoth has fully embraced open source. Microsoft recently announced that Linux users can now access the Microsoft Teams progressive web app (PWA).
On Linux-powered machines, the Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers can both be loaded with Teams PWA. Users of the Teams PWA for Linux can now benefit from quicker access to the most recent Microsoft Teams features and “bridge the gaps between the Teams desktop client on Linux and Windows” thanks to the PWA’s many practical capabilities.
The Teams PWA offers desktop-like features, such as system notifications for chat and channel, a dock icon with respective controls, application auto-start, and simple access to system app permissions, in addition to custom backgrounds, gallery view, reactions, the raise-a-hand feature in meetings, as well as large gallery and Together mode views. Since you switched to Teams PWA, it does not appear that you are missing any key functionality.
Additionally, Teams PWA for Linux can be utilised with Conditional Access settings, according to a blog post on the Microsoft website. Using an industry-leading, unified endpoint management solution for Teams from Linux endpoints with security and quality built in, according to the business, can benefit organisations.
Microsoft urges users to use the web application in order to take use of the new features offered by Teams PWA for Linux. The application, despite being a web app, will give users a desktop-like experience.
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