Getting Teams on All of Your Devices
Explanation Needed from Microsoft Regarding Why Users Need to Install Teams Software (Client) on Any of Their Devices Versus Using Teams via Their Web Browser.
I've seen and heard it mentioned over and over again to get and install Teams on devices. For example, from the https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads website, it's mentioned to get Teams on your desktop and the reason for this is "It's just better."
The whole point of having cloud access to things is convenience. Instead of carrying around a thumb drive or other storage device, I can purchase a subscription for OneDrive from Microsoft and I can store all of my files securely in the cloud and then when I need one, I can simply access my OneDrive account via a web browser and obtain the document I need...no special software required and no special equipment--like a thumb drive--required as well.
There needs to be a better explanation than "it's just better" so end users know why they might need to install software for Teams on their desktop, their laptop, their mobile device, etc. So if the whole point of using Teams is convenience where I can reach out and talk to other team members over the internet using my web browser, then why oh why Microsoft would I want to install software for Teams on my desktop or other mobile device that I would then need to make sure is patched and updated regularly so that I could use Teams?
What is the benefit of installing software for Teams on my desktop or mobile device? The whole point of using cloud-based services is the convenience of me accessing the cloud-based service anywhere using the internet and my web browser. Why do I need software for it too?
There needs to be a better explanation as to why end users should install any type of software on any of their devices to use something like Teams, etc. Not just a message that pops up and says install the Teams client...install it why? Why wouldn't I continue to just use Teams via the internet and web browser? How does installing the software for Teams on my device help me with anything?