During our Zoom and Microsoft Teams webinar on Friday, March 13, many of you learned all about the virtual collaboration options in Xylos’ offer. Still, we’ve noticed that some people have a hard time choosing the right solution from the available options. We can’t count the amount of times we’ve been asked, “So which one of these tools do we need to use? Zoom or Microsoft Teams?” Here’s a brief explanation.
The table below shows you which software we recommend for different situations:
Let’s have a closer look at these scenarios:
For customers who need a pure Unified Communications solution, Zoom offers a simple user application for PC, Mac, web browser, smartphone, etc. The app features all UC functionalities, such as presence, federation with internal and external contacts, chat (private/group), audio and video calling via the Internet, online meetings (audio/video/content sharing, including videos with audio), whiteboarding and even telephony.
Zoom is a ‘cloud-born’ tool that focuses purely on delivering a Unified Video First PBX solution. In other words: it’s a modern communication system that fits the needs of businesses in 2020. When it comes to cloud solutions and innovation, Zoom is ahead of its competitors because other parties often have an additional focus (e.g. collaboration in MS Teams, or ‘retuning’ older platforms with traditional UC players such as Cisco or Mitel).
Thanks to this strong vision and worldwide ability to execute, Zoom has risen to the top three in the Gartner Quadrant for Meetings, alongside Microsoft and Cisco.
The following overview presents the solutions that are part of the Zoom UCaaS platform:
Here are some key innovations that set Zoom apart from other solutions:
If you’re using Microsoft Office 365, you already have access to Microsoft Teams and you can start using it immediately for collaboration (in teams/channels), document management, document co-authoring, apps and workflows.
When you start to use Microsoft Teams for collaboration, we can add UC functionalities to it, such as presence, federation with internal and external contacts, chat (private/group), audio and video calling via the Internet, online meetings (audio/video/content sharing, whiteboarding), and even telephony.
Microsoft Teams then delivers a ‘single-user application’ for all end users’ collaboration and communication needs.
Shortly put, Microsoft Teams is an elaborate workstream collaboration tool with various features for collaboration and communication. A solid approach is crucial to implement and use it efficiently.
Every modern company organises webinars, all-hands meetings or online trainings occasionally. With Zoom Video Webinar, we give our customers the opportunity to plan, execute and evaluate these sessions in a professional way.
Here are some of the key features that make Zoom Video Webinars unique:
Do you have any questions about collaborating virtually with Zoom and Microsoft Teams? Be sure to visit our website: virtueelsamenwerken.be.
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