Microsoft has already brought Microsoft Teams to Linux as the first Microsoft Office app to officially be supported on Linux. We are still waiting for the full Microsoft Office suite of desktop applications to be released for Linux (assuming these will be). However, with the help of an open source project created by Hayden Barnes, you can easily install a web app wrapper on Ubuntu that gives a more “native” way to run the Microsoft Office 365 Web Apps on Ubuntu.

Office 365 Web Apps on Ubuntu Linux

The unofficial-webapp-office open source project provides a minimalist web browser that embeds the Office 365 Web Apps in your Ubuntu Linux environment. This project is not supported by Microsoft, and is a community project created by Hayden Barnes to provide us all an alternative for running Office 365 apps on Ubuntu Linux until Microsoft releases officially supported versions themselves.

The project includes web app wrappers, based on QtWebEngine, that bring the following apps to your Ubuntu Linux Desktop experience:

  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneDrive
  • OneNote

Install Unofficial WebApp Wrapper for Office 365 on Ubuntu

The unofficial-webapp-office project can be easily installed on Ubuntu Linux as a snap using a single command from the terminal.

snap install unofficial-webapp-office
Run Office 365 Apps on Ubuntu with an Open Source Web App Wrapper 4

Happy Linux computing!

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Chris Pietschmann is a Microsoft MVP, HashiCorp Ambassador, and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with 20+ years of experience designing and building Cloud & Enterprise systems. He has worked with companies of all sizes from startups to large enterprises. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.
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