The Record - Issue 14: Autumn 2019

14 www. t e c h n o l o g y r e c o r d . c om MAR K E TWATCH Microsoft confirms Teams client for Linux Momentum for Microsoft’s collaboration hub builds, with Linux client in development and partners developing more Teams-based solutions M icrosoft has confirmed that it is working on a Teams client for Linux. This would enable developers to access Teams directly within the open source operating system Linux, rather than via a separate browser. “We know many of you are waiting for a Teams client for Linux, and we’re pleased to confirm we’re actively working on it,” said a spokesperson for the Microsoft Teams engineering division in a post on Microsoft’s UserVoice site. This comes following feedback from over 10,000 people on UserVoice who voted for a native Microsoft Teams client for Linux. Microsoft partners continue to build on the functionality of Teams, which hit a record 13 million users earlier this year. Project management firm Wrike, for example, has created a solution that enables users to turn conversations into structured work and collaborate on Wrike projects and tasks from inside Teams. Read more on page 40. BlueJeans Network, meanwhile, has developed a Microsoft-certified cloud video solution called BlueJeans Gateway. This enables organisations Over 500 , 000 organisations and 92% of Fortune 100 enterprises are using Microsoft Teams DID YOU KNOW?