Ranting about Microsoft Teams, swearing, all caps 

Had to join a Microsoft Teams meeting (first time). WHAT A SHITSHOW. WHAT THE FUCK.

I was given a link to join. When I click on it, it shows me a landing page that tells me to download the "Linux app" for "the best experience", but no option for a presumed "not best" experience on the web.

I give in and click on the link and it gives me... a WINDOWS executable, and I see no option for any other platform 馃槧

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Ranting about Microsoft Teams, swearing, all caps 

I search on the web, wondering if there's truly no way to join from a browser. And I find a Microsoft support page that says that videocalls are not supported on Firefox. So this piece of shit not only doesn't work on FF, it doesn't even *say* that it doesn't.

So I try with Chromium and sure enough, it finally loads. I kind of hate the experience, but at least it worked.

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re: Ranting about Microsoft Teams, swearing, all caps 

@estebanm I can relate. When I worked with a client that used Teams, I kept a dedicated chrome lying around just for this bullshit (ended up 鈥渦pgrading鈥 to a dedicated VM later on).

For a shop where I teach, whenever I'm supposed to teach a remote class over Teams I drive over to the teaching centre where there's a dedicated computer running Windows, and a dedicated admin on-site to unfuck the inevitable bullshit that Teams brings on.

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@tadzik @estebanm a chrome dedicated to work is fine to me. years with weekly meetings, many people, screen-sharing and such, never a big problem.

using a vm just to join via "skype for business" was significantly worse

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re: Ranting about Microsoft Teams, swearing, all caps 

@jartigag @tadzik Haha, no, fortunately for me it was a one off. I have no idea when/if I'll have to use Teams again 馃槃

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