Microsoft has announced the general availability of a new Teams progressive web app (PWA) on Linux, giving Linux users the full lineup of Teams features in a secure way.
According to Microsoft, the Teams PWA for Linux—as a feature of the current web client for Linux customers—provides the “full richness” of Teams features and enables Microsoft to ship the latest teams features faster to Linux users and bridge the gap between the Teams desktop client on Linux and Windows.
The Redmond, Wash. software giant says the PWA offers access to more capabilities, including custom backgrounds, gallery view, reactions, the raise-a-hand feature in meetings, as well as large gallery and Together mode views. In addition, the Teams PWA provides desktop-like app features, such as system notifications for chat and channel, a dock icon with respective controls, application auto-start, and easy access to system app permissions.
Microsoft says the Teams PWA for Linux can be used with Conditional Access configuration applied through Endpoint Manager to give Linux users access to the web app while securely using Edge. This helps organizations use a unified endpoint management solution for Teams from Linux endpoints with security and quality built in.