image/svg+xml Follow

My university is trying to fully adopt the MS ecosystem and it is just soooo convoluted.

Store your files in Onedrive!

Oh, you want to share them? You should move them to Sharepoint!

Now you want project management? Move the files to Teams! No, you can't just add a Team to a Sharepoint site.

@drb Yes! My institution is doing the same. What surprised me was how readily apparent some of the usability problems are when using the services. “Has no one stepped back and forced them to get this cleaned up?” was an early impression! I also knew something was up when I made a Sway presentation for class and one of my students told me afterwards to “just not.”

Indeed. We've even redone or website to move all the useful info to internal SharePoint sites. Leaving the public website as the sole domain of the marketers.

@dsrudmann @drb we've been doing this too. I hate it all because I take a lot of steps to disable MS telemetry, so I either end up ignoring stuff shared via these services or replying with 'send me a %#*%ing email attachment' /endrant

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Scholar Social

Federated microblogging for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

Read more ...