This is part two of “Are you team Zoom or team MS Teams?” Keep reading to find out the winner.
As I mentioned last week, 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.
I shared the first half last week.
Who will be the winner? Who’s the winner in your mind?
Onwards with the contest.
Each feature has been scored using the following:
Marvellous → the feature is great, easy to use etc. (3 points)
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
There you have it. Fourteen features compared and contrasted on Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
And the winner is ……. drum roll, please …… with 37 points out of a possible 45 …… Zoom! MS Teams comes close though, with 32 points.
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. Last week’s example was a Zoom fail. Here for your chuckling pleasure is a Teams fail. Thirsty anyone?
- 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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Pennie Louise Warren says
Nice – thanks