Had to install MS Teams on my linux desktop today.. and request to join a few Linkedin groups.. not feeling good about either of these activities but I ain’t building a windows pc just for study purposes and it was either Linkedin, google or facebook.. since I am being pushed down a MS path by the university, it’s the lesser evil..

I’m otherwise pretty excited about getting started though, had an induction session today and am now a member of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling which is nice.. if not pricey.

Productive day but more administration than studying unfortunately.


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Ruaraidh replied to this post here

@jk the MS path at uni is one I really dislike too. I've gotta use MS for most of the admin stuff and Cisco for the VCs that all my classes are through.

How's Teams on Linux? Does it...work?

J K 🇯🇵🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 replied to this post here

@athairbirb Since microsoft have been venturing into linux for a while there is actually an official Teams client for linux.

It seems to work but I've never used it before and haven't yet been added into any teams so it remains to be seen how functional it'll be.

It seems like MS is used for pretty much everything except VCs which are using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (apparently) though group work will presumably be done via teams.

Ruaraidh replied to this post here


Hopefully it'll be good, I'm unsure how well my VC will work via Cisco Webex on Firefox, could be a solid miss. "Blackboard Collaborate Ultra" sounds real good. My uni moved over to Brightspace last year and only this year have they worked out to setup the calendar on it.

So much software and service swapping going on with all the online education. Quite excited to see how it'll pan out.

J K 🇯🇵🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 replied to this post here

@athairbirb blackboard seemed to work pretty well for the induction meeting today where there were about 60 people connected so if it's the main content delivery system for lectures etc. then that should be fine.. not sure why I was made to jump through hoops trying to get adobe connect to work on linux/firefox for the information session when it doesn't appear to be used elsewhere but hey ho!

I am loving having access to so many free, downloadable online resources about brewing though.. even though some of the hosting sites have obnoxious page limits for downloads!