Linux, a popular open-source operating system is getting a workplace collaboration tool from Microsoft called Teams. The application is known to be the first of its kind for the Linux and the latest sign from Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft suggests that Microsoft is willing to support its rival for once. It should be noted that Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft had called Linux as cancer and it was seen as a major threat. The Teams app is part of Microsoft’s office 365 subscription and it is a chat and collaboration app. Office apps are productivity suites designed for businesses and it offers calling, chat, video meetings, and collaboration for files and documents.
In November there was an announcement from Microsoft that Teams had 20 million active users, the numbers took a giant leap from 13 million it had in June. The new offering of teams for Linux makes it clear that Microsoft wants to continue to grow so significantly that it is willing to work with its competitors. Microsoft in its blog post has mentioned that it is committed to supporting a mixed environment across their productivity offering and cloud. The new opportunity is quite exciting for Teams developers because they can grow exponentially to reach new sets of users.