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Alternatives to Microsoft Teams

Slack, Skype, Microsoft SharePoint, Yammer, and Confluence are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Microsoft Teams.
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What is Microsoft Teams and what are its top alternatives?

See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations.
Microsoft Teams is a tool in the Group Chat & Notifications category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Microsoft Teams

  • Slack
    Slack

    Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together. ...

  • Skype
    Skype

    Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are. ...

  • Microsoft SharePoint
    Microsoft SharePoint

    It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization. ...

  • Yammer
    Yammer

    Yammer brings the power of social networking to your company. Collaborate securely across departments, geographies, content and business applications. ...

  • Confluence
    Confluence

    Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update. ...

  • Zoom
    Zoom

    Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems. ...

  • Webex
    Webex

    Collaborate with colleagues across your organization, or halfway across the planet. Meet online and share files, information, and expertise. Collaborate from wherever you are with Webex mobile apps for IPhone, iPad, Android, or Blackberry. If you can get online, you can work together. ...

  • Skype for Business
    Skype for Business

    With one click, anyone can join your online meeting, from any device. You can choose to meet right away, or schedule from Outlook for later. The meeting URL is personalized just for you. ...

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Slack

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Bring all your communication together in one place
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    Easy to integrate with
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    Excellent interface on multiple platforms
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    Free
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    Mobile friendly
  • 690
    People really enjoy using it
  • 331
    Great integrations
  • 315
    Flexible notification preferences
  • 198
    Unlimited users
  • 184
    Strong search and data archiving
  • 155
    Multi domain switching support
  • 82
    Easy to use
  • 40
    Beautiful
  • 27
    Hubot support
  • 22
    Unread/read control
  • 21
    Slackbot
  • 19
    Permalink for each messages
  • 17
    Text snippet with highlighting
  • 15
    Quote message easily
  • 14
    Per-room notification
  • 13
    Awesome integration support
  • 12
    IRC gateway
  • 12
    Star for each message / attached files
  • 11
    Good communication within a team
  • 11
    Dropbox Integration
  • 10
    Jira Integration
  • 10
    Slick, search is great
  • 9
    New Relic Integration
  • 8
    Great communication tool
  • 8
    Asana Integration
  • 8
    Combine All Services Quickly
  • 7
    Awesomeness
  • 7
    This tool understands developers
  • 7
    Google Drive Integration
  • 7
    XMPP gateway
  • 6
    Replaces email
  • 6
    Twitter Integration
  • 6
    Google Docs Integration
  • 6
    BitBucket integration
  • 5
    GREAT Customer Support / Quick Response to Feedback
  • 5
    Jenkins Integration
  • 5
    Guest and Restricted user control
  • 4
    Gathers all my communications in one place
  • 4
    Clean UI
  • 4
    GitHub integration
  • 4
    Excellent multi platform internal communication tool
  • 4
    Mention list view
  • 3
    Perfect implementation of chat + integrations
  • 3
    Android app
  • 3
    Visual Studio Integration
  • 3
    Easy to start working with
  • 3
    Easy
  • 3
    Easy to add a reaction
  • 3
    Timely while non intrusive
  • 3
    Great on-boarding
  • 3
    Threaded chat
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    Eases collaboration for geographically dispersed teams
  • 2
    Message Actions
  • 2
    Simplicity
  • 2
    So much better than email
  • 2
    It's basically an improved (although closed) IRC
  • 2
    Great Channel Customization
  • 2
    Great interface
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    Intuitive, easy to use, great integrations
  • 2
    Markdown
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    API
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    Easy remote communication
  • 1
    Get less busy
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    Targetprocess integration
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    Better User Experience
  • 1
    Multi work-space support
  • 1
    Travis CI integration
  • 1
    It's the coolest IM ever
  • 1
    Dev communication Made Easy
  • 1
    Community
  • 1
    Integrates with just about everything
  • 1
    Great API
  • 1
    Very customizable
  • 1
    Great Support Team
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    Flexible and Accessible
  • 1
    Finally with terrible "threading"—I miss Flowdock
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    Archive Importing
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    Complete with plenty of Electron BLOAT
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    Watch
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    I was 666 star :D
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    Easy to useL
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    Platforms
CONS OF SLACK
  • 13
    Can be distracting depending on how you use it
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    Requires some management for large teams
  • 6
    Limit messages history
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    Too expensive
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    You don't really own your messages
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    Too many notifications by default

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We're using GitHub for version control as it's an industry standard for version control and our team has plenty of experience using it. We also found many features such as issues and project help us organize. We also really liked the fact that it has the Actions CI platform built in because it allows us to keep more of our development in one place. We chose Slack as our main communication platform because it allows us to organize our communication streams into various channels for specific topics. Additionally, we really liked the integrations as they allow us to keep a lot of our in formation in one place rather than spread around many different apps.

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Lucas Litton
Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 24 upvotes · 272.4K views

Sentry has been essential to our development approach. Nobody likes errors or apps that crash. We use Sentry heavily during Node.js and React development. Our developers are able to see error reports, crashes, user's browsers, and more, all in one place. Sentry also seamlessly integrates with Asana, Slack, and GitHub.

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Skype

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PROS OF SKYPE
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    Free, widespread
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    Desktop and mobile apps
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    Because i have to :(
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    Low cost international calling
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    Good for international calls
  • 10
    Best call quality anywhere, generally
  • 5
    Beautiful emojis
  • 4
    Chat bots
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    Translator
  • 2
    Skype for business integration with Outlook
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    United kingdom
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    Not the Best, but get the job done
CONS OF SKYPE
  • 5
    Really high CPU utilization during video/screenshare
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    Not always reliable
  • 3
    Outdated UI
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    Birthday notifications are annoying
  • 3
    The worst indicator noises of any app ever
  • 2
    Finding/adding people isn't easy

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Dmitry Mukhin

Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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Mark Nelissen

I use Slack because it offers the best experience, even on the free tier (which we're still using). As a comparison, I have had in depth experience with HipChat, Stride, Skype, Google Chat (the new service), Google Hangouts (the old service). For self hosted, Mattermost is open source and claims to support most Slack integrations, but I have not extensively investigated this claim.

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Microsoft SharePoint

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Content collaboration for the modern workplace
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PROS OF MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT
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    Great online support
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    Secure
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    Perfect version control
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    Stable Platform
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    Seamless intergration with MS Office
CONS OF MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT
  • 2
    Rigid, hard to add external applicaions
  • 1
    User interface. Steep learning curve, old-fashioned

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Tyson Fowler
Senior Analytics Consultant at ArcBlue Consulting · | 7 upvotes · 33K views

Currently, we are using WordPress in the organisation to deliver content externally to clients via a portal. However, we have installed way too many plugins for our liking, and they are starting to conflict with one another. Also, there were issues around scalability in the way we initially designed it. A few people in the organisation are leaning toward a Microsoft SharePoint solution using Livetiles, but we've been told it is mainly geared towards internal/intranet solutions as opposed to external solutions (which we provide). I was wondering if anyone has some high-level thoughts to share in regards to moving to a Microsoft Sharepoint environment vs. a more flexible solution like Umbraco.

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Hey everyone, My users love Microsoft Excel, and so do I. I've been making tools for them in the form of workbooks for years, these tools usually have databases included in the spreadsheets or communicate to free APIs around the web, but now I want to distribute these tools in the form of Excel Add-ins for several reasons.

I want these Add-ins to communicate to a personal server to authorize users, read from my databases, and write to them while they're using their Excel environment. I have never built a website, so what would be a good solution for this, considering I'm new to all of these technologies? I know about the existence of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SharePoint, and Google Sheets, but I don't know how to feel about those.

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Yammer

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Yammer is a Private Social Network for Your Company
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PROS OF YAMMER
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    By microsoft
CONS OF YAMMER
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    Confluence logo

    Confluence

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    One place to share, find, and collaborate on information
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    PROS OF CONFLUENCE
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      Wiki search power
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      WYSIWYG editor
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      Full featured, works well with embedded docs
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      Expensive licenses
    CONS OF CONFLUENCE
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      Expensive license

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    David Ritsema
    Frontend Architect at Herman Miller · | 11 upvotes · 704K views

    We knew how we wanted to build our Design System, now it was time to choose the tools to get us there. The essence of Scrum is a small team of people. The team is highly flexible and adaptive. Perfect, so we'll work in 2 week sprints where each sprint can be a mix of new R&D stories, a presentation of decisions made, and showcasing key development milestones.

    We are also able to run content stories in parallel, focusing development efforts around key areas of the site that our authors need first. Our stories would exist in a Jira backlog, documentation would be hosted in Confluence , and GitHub would host our codebase. If developers identify technical improvements during the sprint, they can be added as GitHub issues and transferred to Jira if we decide to represent them as stories for the Backlog. For Sprint Retrospectives, @groupmap proved to be a great way to include our remote members of the dev team.

    This worked well for our team and allowed us to be flexible in what we wanted to build and how we wanted to build it. As we further defined our Backlog and estimated each story, we could accurately measure the team's capacity (velocity) and confidently estimate a launch date.

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    Priit Kaasik
    CTO at Katana Cloud Inventory · | 9 upvotes · 554K views

    As a new company we could early adopt and bet on #RemoteTeam setup without cultural baggage derailing us. Our building blocks for developing remote working culture are:

    • Hiring people who are self sufficient, self-disciplined and excel at video and written communication to work remotely
    • Set up periodic ceremonies ( #DailyStandup, #Grooming, Release calls and chats etc) to keep the company rhythm / heartbeat going across remote cells
    • Regularly train your leaders to take into account remote working aspects of organizing f2f calls, events, meetups, parties etc. when communicating and organizing workflows
    • And last, but not least - select the right tools to support effective communication and collaboration:
    1. All feeds and conversations come together in Slack
    2. #Agile workflows in Jira
    3. InProductCommunication and #CustomerSupportChat in Intercom
    4. #Notes, #Documentation and #Requirements in Confluence
    5. #SourceCode and ContinuousDelivery in Bitbucket
    6. Persistent video streams between locations, demos, meetings run on appear.in
    7. #Logging and Alerts in Papertrail
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    Zoom logo

    Zoom

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    Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing
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    PROS OF ZOOM
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      Web conferencing made easy
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      Remote control option
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      Draw on screen
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      Very reliable
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      In-meeting chat is pretty good
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      Free
    • 9
      Pair programming sessions with shared controls
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      Easy to share meeting links/invites
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      Good Sound Quality
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      Cloud recordings for meetings
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      Great mobile app
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      Virtual backgrounds
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      Recording Feature
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      Other people use it
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      User Friendly actions
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      Reactions (emoticons)
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      Auto reconnecting
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      Chrome extension is great to easily create meetings
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      While sharing screen, you can still see your video
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      Mute all participants at once
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      When ending the videocall, everybody gets kicked
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      Different options for blocking chat
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      Easily share video with audio
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      /zoom on Slack
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      Registration form
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      Meant for business and education
    • 0
      Zoom
    CONS OF ZOOM
    • 20
      Limited time if you are a basic member
    • 14
      Limited Storage
    • 11
      Hate how sharing your screen defaults to Full Screen
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      Quality isn't great (Free)
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      No cursor highlight on screenshare.
    • 8
      Potential security flaws
    • 7
      Onboarding process for new users is not intuitive
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      Virtual background quality isn't good
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      Security
    • 4
      Editing can be improved
    • 4
      Doesn't handle switching audio sources well
    • 4
      The native calendar is buggy
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      Dashboard can be improved
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      Pornographic material displayed
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      Any body can get in it
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      Not many emojis
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      Past chat history is not saved
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      Recording Feature
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      En In reality,the chat in the meet not is excelent,noo
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      Zoom lags a lot

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    Yogesh Bhondekar
    Product Manager | SaaS | Traveller · | 15 upvotes · 424.3K views

    Hi, I am building an enhanced web-conferencing app that will have a voice/video call, live chats, live notifications, live discussions, screen sharing, etc features. Ref: Zoom.

    I need advise finalizing the tech stack for this app. I am considering below tech stack:

    • Frontend: React
    • Backend: Node.js
    • Database: MongoDB
    • IAAS: #AWS
    • Containers & Orchestration: Docker / Kubernetes
    • DevOps: GitLab, Terraform
    • Brokers: Redis / RabbitMQ

    I need advice at the platform level as to what could be considered to support concurrent video streaming seamlessly.

    Also, please suggest what could be a better tech stack for my app?

    #SAAS #VideoConferencing #WebAndVideoConferencing #zoom #stack

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    Yonas Beshawred

    Using Screenhero via Slack was getting to be pretty horrible. Video and sound quality was often times pretty bad and worst of all the service just wasn't reliable. We all had high hopes when the acquisition went through but ultimately, the product just didn't live up to expectations. We ended up trying Zoom after I had heard about it from some friends at other companies. We noticed the video/sound quality was better, and more importantly it was super reliable. The Slack integration was awesome (just type /zoom and it starts a call)

    You can schedule recurring calls which is helpful. There's a G Suite (Google Calendar) integration which lets you add a Zoom call (w/dial in info + link to web/mobile) with the click of a button.

    Meeting recordings (video and audio) are really nice, you get recordings stored in the cloud on the higher tier plans. One of our engineers, Jerome, actually built a cool little Slack integration using the Slack API and Zoom API so that every time a recording is processed, a link gets posted to the "event-recordings" channel. The iOS app is great too!

    #WebAndVideoConferencing #videochat

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    Webex

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    Connect with anyone, anywhere, any time
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    PROS OF WEBEX
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      Secure
    • 3
      Good branding - Cisco
    • 3
      High Quality
    • 3
      Easy to Use
    CONS OF WEBEX
    • 1
      Horrible voice quality, voice gaps, drops

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    Dmitry Mukhin

    Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

    Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

    Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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    Prem Mathew
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    I am looking for the best video conferencing software corporate license. Kindly advise on pricing as well as features between Amazon Chime and Webex, which one to choose. What is the best choice for a corporate license?

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    Skype for Business

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    Professional online meetings built for business
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