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      Susan Bradley
      AskWoody MVP

      If you have Office 365 pro plus you are in the group that Microsoft is your deployment admin.  And your deployment admin (Microsoft) pushed out Teams
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      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      AskWoody Plus

      Sort of scratching my head at the assertion made in the post that “there’s no obvious way for a regular user to suppress Teams and stop it starting”….. because there is:



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      AskWoody Lounger

      Well at least Teams seems to cope just fine with running on multiple devices.

      Unlike Skype for Business, which just… didn’t.

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      Skype for Business is a superior program for instant-messaging a coworker or group of coworkers, and for remote control of someone’s desktop. And it has a really small footprint.

      If Teams is in fact replacing Skype for Business, I hope it has all of that.

      Group "L" (Linux Mint)
      with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
      • #1925710 Reply

        AskWoody Lounger

        No, Skype for Business is not very superior at messaging… if your coworker is logged in on multiple devices, Skype for Business delivers reliably messages to *at least one* of those, and which device it is may change between messages.

        Not fun.

        Teams delivers to *all* of the active devices. (Oh and there’s an actual Linux client too.)

        Also I haven’t seen it make a mess of a phone’s contact listing yet.

        Footprint isn’t actually very small though, and it has an overabundance of features.

        • #1926695 Reply


          I use Skype for Business as an integral part of my job:
          * I teach classes to groups of students, and I use Skype to screen-share to the group.
          * I instant-message one or more of my coworkers.
          * I do remote-control of the user’s computer as part of my tech-support duties.

          For all of these scenarios, Skype for Business is superior. Not sure about any other scenario, because this is all I do with Skype.

          For me it has a small footprint – it stays in the background unless someone tries to contact me. I don’t even notice that it’s there unless I look for it.

          Group "L" (Linux Mint)
          with Windows 8.1 running in a VM

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