DingTalk vs Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft Teams vs DingTalk: What are the differences?

Microsoft Teams: Chat-based workspace in Office 365. 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; DingTalk: A collaboration and messaging app for small-to-medium sized businesses. It is an enterprise communication and collaboration platform and developed by Alibaba Group. Other messengers like WhatsApp or Facebook Messengers are full of friends and family, easily distracted by other information.

Microsoft Teams and DingTalk are primarily classified as "Group Chat & Notifications" and "Enterprise Collaboration" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Microsoft Teams are:

  • All your content, tools, people, and conversations are available in the team workspace
  • Enjoy built-in access to SharePoint, OneNote, and Skype for Business
  • Work on documents right in the app

On the other hand, DingTalk provides the following key features:

  • Smart Attendance
  • Free Video Conference call
  • Ding Mail
Decisions about DingTalk and Microsoft Teams
Mohammad Hossein Amri
Chief Technology Officer at Axceligent Solutions · | 3 upvotes · 165K views

we were using slack and at the same time we had a subscription with office 365. after a while we hit the slack free limitation quota. and it got annoying. the search ability was useless in free tier. and more annoying whenever you search, it opens a webpage and doesn't do it in the app.

on mobile there were many cases that I didn't get notification of important discussions. rooms was the way to separate a talk. but it become tedious. each time for a new subject that you wanted to discuss, you needed to add all the team members into a new room. and after a while the room goes silent. you will end up with a tons of not-in-use rooms that you don't want to clean up them for history purposes. also the slack UI for sub discussion is very stupid. if someone forget to check the checkbox to post the subdiscussion in the main discussion thread, other team members even won't notice such discussion is in progress.

we was paying for office 365 and thought why not give the teams a shot. we won't be in worth situation than we are. we moved to teams and we loved it instantly, we had a separate tab aggregated all the files upload. we could reply on other talk. no need of creating a new room. this way room belongs to a team and not a certain topic. our sub discussion was visible to the whole team. enjoyed integration with azure and unlimited history. the best part was integration with outlook. it was a full suit solution. our stats become busy on outlook meeting events. we get weekly analyse. we didn't need to host our wiki seperated. we've created wiki per team. the communication was much more fun.

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Pros of DingTalk
Pros of Microsoft Teams
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    • 28
      Work well with the rest of Office 365 work flow
    • 23
      Mobile friendly
    • 19
    • 12
      Great integrations
    • 11
      Well-thought Design
    • 10
    • 8
      Easy setup
    • 6
      Unlimited users
    • 5
      Strong search and data archiving
    • 4
      Easy to integrate with
    • 4
      Multi domain switching support
    • 3
      Same interface on multiple platforms
    • 3
      Web interface
    • 2
      Great voice quality

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    Cons of DingTalk
    Cons of Microsoft Teams
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      • 17
        Confusing UI
      • 12
        Bad performance on init and after quite a use
      • 10
        Bad Usermanagement
      • 6
        No desktop client (only fat and slow electron app)
      • 6
        Can't see all members in a video meeting
      • 5
        Unable to Mute users
      • 5
        No Markdown Support
      • 4
        MIssing public channels
      • 4
        You don't really own your messages
      • 4
        Forced WYSIWYG
      • 3
        Stubborn, unused friendly
      • 3
        No linux support
      • 3
        Is bad
      • 3
        Challenging Onboarding
      • 1
        Audio support problems

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      What is DingTalk?

      It is an enterprise communication and collaboration platform. that enables text, photo, voice and video communication, workflow management and collaboration among team members and enterprises of various sizes.

      What is Microsoft Teams?

      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.

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      What are some alternatives to DingTalk and Microsoft Teams?
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