I Still Don't Get Microsoft Teams

You could say that—I’ve tried them all—when it comes to productivity and project management apps.

Trello, Slack, Asana, LiquidPlanner, SmartSheet, FogBugz, Jira, Wunderlist…

And that’s just the beginning of the list.

So when Microsoft Teams came out a while back I was interested in the potential.

I recently started using the desktop client app.

I figured that it would give me more insight into trying to work Microsoft Teams into my workflow.

And as Jeff says on the television show Survivor.

“I got nothing for you.”

I’ve read use cases, watch videos and even have clients that use Microsoft Teams.

And still…

I don’t get it.

There is a friction to the app.

And while there are updates and improvements being made all of the time to Microsoft Teams.

There is still a friction to using it as an as a tool.

I have not been able put my finger on it just yet.

Other than this…

Microsoft Teams does not make it easy to choose a direction.

I don’t know where to start.

With other tools such as Slack, Trello or Wunderlist—I was up and running in minutes.

There was a clear direction on how to use the tool.


But more important.

When using those other tools — I was productive right away.

With Microsoft Teams it’s been a struggle.

But I am not giving up.

And Microsoft isn’t giving up either.

So I’ll continue to push forward with the hopes that someday I will find productivity.

I’m not saying to not use Microsoft Teams in your business.

All I am saying is that I have not found a use for it in mine.

At least not yet.


Back to work now.