In China, everything is hard and amazing. Chinese users on an iPhone have no trouble downloading Teams.
Android users, talk about plenty of pain if they go down the wrong route.
Basically, they find it hard to download. The Teams website, tells you to download it via the Google store which is bad advice in China (all Google services are blocked by the Great Firewall of China 🇨🇳).
Here is one example of a senior developer:
It took me about 4 hours to install Teams, more specifically to download it
I tried to install it via Google services first, but obviously, it failed.
Then I searched and downloaded 3 APK files from my PC, but all of them are too old.
Finally, I installed it from Mi store (aka Xiaomi store).
In China, no you don’t need a get on a VPN to get Teams downloaded. For an Android user, you have 2 options to install. You can install it via the Mi store or AppChina. The Mi store is the best approach – Eden Liang (from SSW in Hangzhou) has recorded a video to help others. Here is the video:
Please make Teams work nicely for those that have OCD :-)
If I delete a message. I am OK with seeing “This message has been deleted” for a little while
But then I want an option to get rid of it. Eg. a cross “x” to get rid of that too
If I delete a message, I want the thread deleted too (see red arrow below)
If I install a bot, ask for some help, then realize I didn’t like it. I now want it *all* gone.
Currently, I can remove the bot, and my own message to the bot, just not the 2 message from the bot (see below)
I’m not sure if you’ll agree with this but I thought I’d pass it on.
My personal assistant Joanna is reluctantly moving off Skype.
What should her first experience be? Should ‘Chat’ have a list of names even before chatting to anyone?
She just pinged me and said:
Okay, I’ve switched from Skype to Teams. I’ve been added to the team called “SSW”. When I go to chat to someone, I expect to see all the people in those teams. I feel like I am starting afresh and almost need to add all my Skype contacts again manually. This is not the starting experience I expected.
Figure: Joanna’s first experience is this… no names…