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Funny how those things work. My engineering team has been using Slack for quite a while. We like it; simple, unobtrusive, does what its supposed to with minimal fuss.

Along comes management and puts the whole company on Teams. Best I can tell, it does everything Slack can do and possibly more. Unfortunately, its clumsy, always in the way, and ridiculously complicated. It also comes for free along with Office 365, so we're stuck with it.

Currently running both apps <sigh>


Interesting. I am in the health care field, a hospital based ER physician. Unfortunately, I am at the mercy of the hospital system which chooses the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) System. Teams sounds similar to the EMR we use. It seems designed to please everybody (billers, government bureaucrats, lawyers, hospital administrators, etc.) other than those who use it. It's designed for optimum inefficiency without the health care provider or patient in mind. So I can empathize with you. And I understand that decision making in organizations is often suboptimal.

It's still too early to tell if Slack will emerge a winner.


FWIW, I just sold out of Slack today on the bounce. I am still interested in Slack but I can use the tax loss after buying higher. I will wait for more clarity and/or a catalyst before buying back in - maybe the next earnings report will provide this one way or the other.
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