I guess we can see how out of touch we are by how many of the apps we know. My count is 7.
Microsoft Teams goes free, as free as the wind blows... up to a point
On the eve of its 2018 partner conference, Inspire, Microsoft has launched a freebie version of its Slack-alike collaboration platform, Teams. While Redmond has put a brave face on things, claiming 200,000 businesses over 181 markets are happily collaborating in the shiny new Teams world, Slack merely applies some oil to its …
Thursday 12th July 2018 20:42 GMT JohnFen
Thursday 12th July 2018 22:23 GMT Anonymous Coward
Re: Free is too expensive
Thursday 12th July 2018 23:19 GMT a_yank_lurker
Friday 13th July 2018 04:40 GMT ScissorHands
Why do sheeple abandon their freedom?
Slack, now Teams, before AIM and ICQ, when IRC is perfectly reasonable, open, and free
Whatsapp and FB Messenger and Apple Messages when XMPP is perfectly reasonable, open, and free.
Tech people really like to enslave themselves - but hey, Google and Facebook make tons of money, so I guess that's OK
Saturday 14th July 2018 01:00 GMT Anonymous Coward
Re: Why do sheeple abandon their freedom?
Recall Slack, HIpchat, Facebook Messenger, FlowDock and others used to have XMPP integrations (and some had IRC as well). Of course those hooks still required accounts to connect to, so turning those off only hampered interoperability with multichat clients like Adium/Pidgin. Remember those? And now today, I have HipChat (for home office), Slack or Skype (for various clients), and Signal (for friends) open all the time. It's idiocy.
Saturday 14th July 2018 11:23 GMT Anonymous Coward
Friday 13th July 2018 05:12 GMT deadlockvictim
If it worked and was easy to use...
If it worked and was easy to use, I would use it.
Skype worked and I used it until it was deformed.
FaceTime works, and I use it, whenever I can snatch my wife's iPhone.
When I tried to use Microsoft Teams to contact a client in Spain, myself and the young fellow from the sysadmins gave up after half an hour and I rang her instead.
Friday 13th July 2018 07:31 GMT Anonymous Coward
Friday 13th July 2018 07:39 GMT Anonymous Coward
Friday 13th July 2018 08:44 GMT Anonymous Coward
Free? You can eat for free if you eat your own turds.
And pretty much MS Teams is like eating turds.
The only reason why my employer uses it is that it was bundled into O365 and the bean counters thought it was "just as good" as Slack.... and cancelled our Slack subscription.
We've just stopped trying to collaborate now and gone back to emails.
Friday 13th July 2018 09:34 GMT Dr Stephen Jones
Friday 13th July 2018 16:00 GMT Anonymous Coward
But can you....
initiate a screen share session from an IM conversation or do you have to make a video call to get screen sharing functionality?
Waiting for this since 2016 MS!!!
Friday 13th July 2018 20:04 GMT Anonymous Coward
Thursday 23rd July 2020 13:55 GMT DenonDJ DN-2500F
We moved from the annoyingly named and feature weak "Skype for Business" (used to be Lync) to Teams as soon as it was available to download ( I used to work for a software company and they loved new toys) .
The next company I used it for had beefed up the OOB security ( they were a multi-office cyber security company after all) but used it for everything ( comms, file sharing, etc as it fitted the bill perfectly.
Now using it at the NHS.
I'm sure there are bits that are better in other products (screen sharing in Zoom for example - i only want to share a small part of one app's window , I cant see how thats done) and why when i click on a meeting does it open a browser page prompting me to open the app. FFS.