Who is having issues with Microsoft Teams?

Generally considered as pretty naff, but now COVID-19 WFH conditions are causing people flood to it.

Didn't find your answer?

A lot more businesses are using Microsoft Teams now we are all being made to work from home. Microsoft Teams has always been considered as one of the most poorly designed collaboration services (in keeping with a lot of Microsoft services), but now it is rising in the ranks.

Are people still finding that it is failing them time and time again? What are your MT problems? I want to hear them.

And if you don't use MT, why not – a largely obvious answer in this case, but I still want to hear. 


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By WhichTyler
20th Mar 2020 12:57

Sorry to be blunt but do you have nothing better to do? I know I do...

'I want....I want...' is not a good look either

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By Duhamel
20th Mar 2020 13:52

Bit of an odd comment? I think 'I want' was mentioned twice in the OP - not exactly overdoing it. Are you feeling alright?

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By Lone_Wolf
20th Mar 2020 14:16

I'm guessing you don't if you've got time to reply to questions you deem to be a waste of time.

The question is valid, and no doubt is asked with the aim of doing some sort of article to suggest Teams as a tool for people to use in these times. If it's of no interest to you then pass it by.

Everyone is getting a bit tetchy. I get that. But no need to direct that towards folk who are no doubt looking to help in some way.

Deep breath WhichTyler.

As for Teams, it is proving really useful for us to keep in contact with everyone from the office. Not so great for contacting clients though. Don't know if it was meant for that to be fair. I guess we'll learn it's capabilities in the coming weeks.

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By WhichTyler
20th Mar 2020 20:20

[Beer and curry later]

The OP seems to have written her story already (Teams is rubbish) and is looking for anecdotes to back it up. If that's how she wants to earn a living then fine.

I've spent this week moving workers to remote working, and for what it's worth they have taken to Teams really well, but that's not what the OP wants to hear.

The next choice was about whether to ask staff to take a pay cut or go straight to redundancies, so I don't appreciate negativity at the moment.

If they had said 'which remote working tools are you using, what are the + and - of each' we could have learned something useful. But that's not what they wanted, just ' join me in slagging off Teams'

And, finally, not even a 'please'. They wanted our unpaid help to do their job and couldn't do it politely.

Well I'm sorry I can't help

[Sighs and pours another beer]

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By Duhamel
20th Mar 2020 21:30

Not sure why you didn’t just post a positive review of it or ignore it completely.

Anyway, hope you catch a break this weekend.

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By gainsborough
20th Mar 2020 17:37

Deep breaths and a large gin work even better (although I am having to drink mine neat as the stockpilers have cleared the shelves of tonic water!)

Teams has been invaluable to me this week. Used it for a lot of group meetings and also to teach an accountancy class. Relatively easy to use, even for a non-techie like me.

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
20th Mar 2020 22:10

We’ve started using it for our team meetings, which has been fine. I did try to invite a client, but couldn’t work out how to do it, so we used Google Hangout instead.

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