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Date:      Wed, 6 May 2020 09:40:22 +0200
From:      Maciej Suszko <maciej@suszko.eu>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net>
Subject:   Re: Microsoft Teams for Linux
Message-ID:  <223da1b3-a83d-b2e8-36dc-468dcb219305@suszko.eu>
In-Reply-To: <20200505093624.00001df2@seibercom.net>
References:  <b64d57e2-f4d7-7618-c711-6501a652a6ac@suszko.eu> <20200505093624.00001df2@seibercom.net>

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On 5/5/20 3:36 PM, Jerry wrote:
> On Tue, 5 May 2020 14:52:01 +0200, Maciej Suszko commented:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm wondering if anyone tried to use Microsoft Temas either web versio=
n
>> or desktop app... Web version does work but making audio/video call
>> isn't officialy suppported, so you need to spoof user-agent to make it=

>> partially working - but from time to time MS change something and it
>> just stop working. In the past weeks I was able to make audio calls,
>> now it's not possible (neither Firefox nor Chrome)
>>
>> I tested my webcam and mic on https://www.onlinemictest.com/ and it's
>> all working, so problematic is the web application from MS.
>>
>> Desktop application - here are two options, one for Linux, one for
>> Windows. I tried to run the Linux version using linuxulator,
>> brandelf-ing all the binaries but with no success...
>>
>> #v+
>> tlhscd@arsenic:/tmp/teams/share/teams $ ./teams
>> Trace/BPT trap (core dumped)
>> #v-
>>
>> How do you think - are there any chances to make the desktop app
>> working in out FreeBSD desktops?
>=20
> I assume you are referring to "Microsoft Teams". Have you tried posting=

> your question here:
> <https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams/ct-p/MicrosoftT=
eams?country=3DUS&culture=3Den-us>

No, I haven't but I'll take a look on that. I prefer using Firefox over
Chrome, but following this:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/join-a-teams-meeting-on-an-unsup=
ported-browser-daafdd3c-ac7a-4855-871b-9113bad15907

it's unsupported on making video/audio call - that's not the full truth.
Web behavior depends on User-Agent beeing sent - spoofing it gives the
possibility to make audio call, but that just stopped working in my
case... I can't make audio call neither on Chrome nor on Firefox, so I
suspect it's some MS change.

> According to <https://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-teams-features>,=

> Microsoft Teams is now available on desktop and mobile operating
> systems including Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and web platforms.
>=20
> According to this URL: https://itsfoss.com/microsoft-teams-linux/, MS
> Teams is available for Linux. Of course, that is a far cry from
> FreeBSD, so YMMV.

True, desktop app is the preferred method using Teams, unfortunately
there is no FreeBSD build and I suppose there won't be any... It would
be nice to have it running using our Linux emulation layer - I can help
to test it if anyone is interested.

> Report back with your findings. I would be interested in the usability
> of this application on FreeBSD.

I'll do my best, Office365 and it's community is still growing
particulary nowadays, in covid-19 times. Many companies use O365
platform, which Teams is a part of.
--=20
regards, Maciej Suszko.


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