Microsoft Teams, since the day it was launched, has become a handy tool to use for communication with your co-workers and friends within your company and outside. Specifically, Microsoft Teams is One of the newest additions of Microsoft Office 365. It is described as a chat based workspace and a collaboration hub, used to share information, have team or private discussions, plan tasks and meetings and for many more activities to become a more collaborative business.
Collaboration brings success!
As we work more and more in an environment that is based on collaboration, Microsoft decided to help us with the launch of Teams. This platform combines meetings, contacts, conversations and content, enabling us to work in a more collaborative way.
What is more, Teams is connected with other Microsoft apps. However, not everyone who has the access to other Microsoft tools knows how to use them properly. So Team is a customizable collaboration tool that enables its users to do all activities in one digital location.
After Teams was released, it had an immediate success and was named as the main competitor of Slack. Slack is a cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools and services. The name means literally “Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge. It can be described as a mix of persistent chat channels organized by topic, as well as private groups and direct messaging. All content inside Slack is searchable: all types of files, conversations, and people. To provide more functionalities for its users, Slack integrated a huge amount of third-party services and supports community-built integrations. For example, the biggest services that are integrated into Slack are Google Drive, Trello, Dropbox, IBM Bluemix and many more.
To be more clear and specific let’s have a look at the table. Microsoft Teams has mention alerts functionality, also supports two factor authentication, rudimentary data leakage prevention system, threaded replies functionality and offers a possibility to add external users. Yet, Teams doesn’t provide a free version for users.
This table presents the similarities and differences between Office 365 and Slack. However, in every case the needs of a user are different and context dependent. Evaluate the differences and make your choice!
You can find more information about Slack Slack’s Success and the Future of Enterprise Social Networks.