So, yeah .. I was supposed to be on a panel at Microsoft Build today, speaking about Cloud Native Architecture.
Unfortunately, the software Microsoft is using for realizing Build this year, Microsoft Teams Live (not to be confused with Microsoft Teams) only runs on Windows or macOS (not Linux, not iOS, not Android).
So Microsoft literally had me pick up a Windows 10 Surface laptop at their local offices, so I could still participate.
Which I couldn't make use of because I lack an appropriate license for Microsoft Teams ..
ThoughtWorks has a (very limited) license for Office365, which allows for my colleagues to download standalone client versions of Microsoft's Office suite .. it absolutely does not allow for using Teams in any shape or form.
I ended up having to forfeit my seat on the panel because I literally couldn't join it because of technical difficulties..
This is the 21st century .. 🙄