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Target Audience

General

Categories

MS Teams /Zoom

Read Time

10 minutes

Understand time including reading links

5mins

This blog post is the first of as many on Teams and Zoom.

10 Features in Zoom that Everyone like and its comparison with Teams

Features

Maximum number of Participants

500

10,000

     
Screen Share

     
File Share

     
Rooms

     
Recordable Meetings

     
Dial-in Feature

Expensive as users need to buy an add-on license

     
WebRTC Technology

     
Webinars

Up to 100 Participants

Up to 10,000 attendees

     
Integration with Outlook

     
Standard or Private Channels

     

In Microsoft Teams, up to 250 Users can join meetings and up to 10,000 for live streaming. Ms Teams is built for PC’s and Mobile devices. Users can also hold conferences as it has great output when it comes to clarity of audio and video. Ms Teams easily sync with other features and apps of Microsoft Office 365 and offers a top notch collaboration environment.

Starts from $5 a user per month

Pros

  • incorporated with Microsoft Office 365
  • Teamwork / collaboration supported
  • Easy to bond with different programs
  • Top notch security
  • Up to 250 people can join meeting
  • Up to 10,000 can join live streaming events

    Cons

  • Additional charges for Call-in support
  • Additional charges for Webinar support

Zoom can have up to 500 participants at a time with webinar option to include more people although exact number of people is unclear. Zoom allows team members to work on projects in real-time and offers the capability of demonstrations through screen share feature. Zoom is compatible with almost all operating systems, including Linux.

Starts from $15 a host per month

Pros

  • Made for all devices and operating systems
  • Teamwork / collaboration supported
  • Up to 500 people can join meeting
  • Can be used to conduct Webinars

Cons

  • Security is a major concern
  • Although it is compatible with most devices and operating systems but have reported compatibility issues on wide range of programs

Conclusion

Zoom is best when it comes to connecting with different conferencing equipment’s and users can meet by way of a shared link that is sent by the host of the meeting via email. Once joined in a meeting participant can collaborate by screen sharing and file sharing options. However, recent security breaches have been witnessed since more and more people started using Zoom during the Corona virus pandemic.

Microsoft Teams is not just another app from Microsoft but rather an online collaboration tool that supports video conferencing, sharing files with internal users as well as guest users have become so much easier and Teams easily incorporates different Microsoft applications for ease of use. Teams also support Zoom add-in and this feature gave MS Teams a cutting edge over Zoom as “MS Teams users can use Zoom from within MS Teams”.

Zoom was doing really good and was giving MS Teams a healthy competition, however, In my opinion, “Microsoft Teams is better than Zoom” due to the fact that MS Teams is much more reliable in terms of security and compliance whereas, recent Zoom security breach was shocking, coupled with the fact that several governments and organizations are taking steps towards banning its use.