• @BlameThePeacock@lemmy.ca
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    33 months ago

    I’m pretty heavily in favour of the Microsoft 365 platform, but loop has not found a spot in my toolkit at this point. I’d rather just use OneNote.

    I get that these tools are supposed to make collaboration easier, but it really doesn’t add much in my opinion.

    • @9point6@lemmy.world
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      43 months ago

      I’m pretty heavily in favour of the Microsoft 365 platform

      That’s not a sentence I ever expected to read, I’m curious as to what makes it heavily favourable in your opinion?

      I think most of the sentiment I’ve seen towards it before ranges from indifference to apoplectic rage

      • @BlameThePeacock@lemmy.ca
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        43 months ago

        While there are some frustrating parts I’ve found that it gets the job done reasonably well and integrates well across the products. I’m a power user so I can often find workarounds for even the things that bother me. Teams communicates well, sharepoint stores the files for my group just fine, office does what it always does, then I get these other useful tools for forms, databases, video sharing, etc.

        I think the biggest problem for most people is that they never received adequate training. I trained myself so I skipped that limitation.

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    13 months ago

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