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Never Thought I Would See This Day!!! Linux has a MIcrosoft Office 365 App
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You know the lay of the land--> four operating systems. The dominant desktop operating system is Microsoft Windows with a market share of around 82.74%. macOS by Apple. is in second place (13.23%), and the varieties of Linux are collectively in third place (1.57%) and let's not forget about Chrome. And as we know, they really aren't team players, but today is a change in this continuum. So which Microsoft Office 365 app is now becoming a part of the Linux landscape, well the fastest growing app in Microsoft's suite of Office 365 apps of course!

 

Microsoft is making its workplace collaboration tool, Office 365 Teams, available for users of Linux, the open source operating system. Microsoft Teams allows individual teams to self-organize and collaborate across business scenarios to bring together a group of people who work closely to get things done. I am a huge fan of Microsoft Teams seamless feature set that includes Skype (video-conferencing), chat communication, file shared resources, share notes, onboard employees, and increase visibility throughout company organizations. In fact, over 25 million users utilize Microsoft Teams each week and is the fastest growing product ever released by Microsoft.

 

So today's big news - said Microsoft in a fit of excitement: "The Microsoft Teams client is the first Microsoft 365 app that is coming to Linux desktops and will support all of Teams' core capabilities. Teams is the hub for teamwork that brings together chat, video meetings, calling, and collaboration on Office 365 documents and business processes within a single, integrated experience." This latest move to offer Teams on Linux indicates that Microsoft has no intention of stopping that growth and is willing to work with competitors to do so.

 

Microsoft Teams may seem like an unlikely choice for a first Linux app, but it makes sense when Microsoft explains that it intends for Teams to be a linchpin (the word they use is ‘scaffold') to the forthcoming Fluid Framework, which will make it easier to work across the whole Microsoft suite simultaneously, as well as providing even better support for those who want to contribute remotely. So in simple terms, Microsoft Teams will be the container for many other Office 365 apps that will work with the Linux world. 

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