Consider it or not, some desktop Linux customers have to run Microsoft Groups for work. Whereas I’m positive Microsoft would like these customers change to Home windows 11, that is not all the time doable. And so, the corporate is throwing Linux customers a bone.
Right this moment, the Microsoft Groups progressive net app formally involves Linux. This PWA is along with the conventional model of the app — it does not exchange it (but). Earlier than you get too excited, nonetheless, there’s a fairly huge caveat — you have to be utilizing both Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge net browsers. Firefox customers are apparently out of luck.
“Linux clients who depend on Microsoft Groups for collaboration and communication wants advised us they need the total richness of Groups options obtainable for his or her customers in a safe manner. This could now be achieved utilizing the Groups PWA. Moreover, the PWA permits us to ship the most recent Microsoft Groups options quicker to our Linux clients and helps us bridge the gaps between the Groups desktop shopper on Linux and Home windows,” explains Anupam Pattnaik, Product Advertising and marketing, Microsoft.
Pattnaik additional says, “The PWA presents entry to extra capabilities, together with customized backgrounds, gallery view, reactions, the raise-a-hand characteristic in conferences, in addition to giant gallery and Collectively mode views. The PWA additionally offers desktop-like app options, corresponding to system notifications for chat and channel, a dock icon with respective controls, software auto-start, and quick access to system app permissions.”
Whereas the PWA model at the moment exists alongside the conventional Linux desktop shopper, it appears Microsoft is intent on pushing the PWA variant. So if you’re keen on making an attempt what is probably going the way forward for Microsoft Groups on Linux, merely go to https://groups.microsoft.com utilizing Chrome or Edge. You may then set up the PWA from the handle bar.