Drum roll please …. I present to you a comparison and contrast of 14 features between team Zoom and MS Teams. Let me know which team you prefer. Are you Team Zoom or MS Teams? Keep reading to check out the features.
I run a monthly Learning and Development Roundtable. When I started delivering it online a couple of years ago, in the Roundtable description, I said that I used a tool called Zoom, like Skype but better.
Fast forward and you’d be hard-pressed to find a human who hasn’t at least heard the term Zoom. Which brings me to Team Zoom and Team Microsoft Teams. Having used both of the platforms, I present to you a comparison and contrast of their features.
Who will be the winner? Who’s the winner in your mind?
Onwards with the contest.
Each feature has been scored using the following:
Meh → the feature is so-so, not horrible but not marvey (2 points)
Miserable → the feature is really lacking (1 point)
Here are the fourteen features I’ve compared:
- Participant metrics
- View options
- Share screen
- Taking pictures of your participants
- Sharing documents, your PowerPoint deck etc. during your call
- Breakout rooms with randomly divided groups
- Breakout rooms with prescribed groups
- Making broadcast to breakout rooms
- Closing the breakout rooms and bringing participants back to the main group
I’ll share half of the ratings this post and the rest next week.
There you have it. The first half of fourteen features compared and contrasted on Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
And the winner is ……. drum roll please, …… stay tuned next week to find out.
In the meantime, dig into the features you haven’t yet tried and zero in on the ones that intrigue you. Most of all, let the tool, regardless of whether you use Zoom and/or MS Teams, serve you versus the other way around.
Now go on and learn, laugh and lead
- I’d love to hear your experience. Do you agree or disagree? Are there any features you’d add? Let me know in the comments below.
- If you need a chuckle or three, simply google Zoom or MS Team fails. Here’s an example (with tongue firmly planted in cheek as this is funny but it could have ended very differently – don’t Zoom and drive) where a politician pretends he is in his office but he’s actually driving during the meeting!
- On your next Zoom or MS Teams meeting try one of the features above to add some more engagement to your meetings and/or workshops.
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