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Microsoft Teams vs Webex: What are the differences?

Comparison between Microsoft Teams and Webex

Microsoft Teams and Webex are two popular platforms for online collaboration and communication. While both offer similar features, they also have key differences that set them apart. Here are six key differences between Microsoft Teams and Webex:

  1. Integration with Other Microsoft Tools: Microsoft Teams is part of the Microsoft 365 suite, which means it seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft tools like Outlook, SharePoint, and OneDrive. This integration allows for easy file sharing, calendar management, and collaboration within the familiar Microsoft ecosystem. Webex, on the other hand, does not have the same level of integration with Microsoft tools.

  2. Meeting Sizes: Microsoft Teams allows up to 300 participants in a meeting, which can be helpful for large organizations or events. Meanwhile, Webex has a higher limit and can accommodate up to 1,000 participants in a meeting. This makes Webex a more suitable option for larger-scale conferences or webinars.

  3. User Interface and Experience: The user interface of Microsoft Teams is more modern and intuitive, with a user-friendly layout and easy navigation. Webex, on the other hand, has a more traditional interface that may be more familiar to users who have been using the platform for a longer time. The choice between the two platforms ultimately depends on personal preferences and familiarity.

  4. Screen Sharing and Remote Control: Microsoft Teams allows users to share their screens during meetings, enabling collaborative work and remote assistance. Additionally, it offers remote control features, allowing users to take control of another participant's screen for troubleshooting or collaboration purposes. Webex also has screen sharing capabilities but does not offer remote control features.

  5. Third-Party App Integration: Microsoft Teams allows users to integrate and use a wide range of third-party apps, such as Trello, Asana, and SurveyMonkey, within the platform. This allows for enhanced productivity and seamless workflow integration. Webex also supports some third-party integrations but has a more limited selection compared to Microsoft Teams.

  6. Security and Compliance: Both Microsoft Teams and Webex prioritize security and compliance. However, Microsoft Teams has an advantage in terms of granular security controls and compliance options. With Microsoft's extensive experience and focus on security, Teams offers more robust security features and compliance capabilities, making it a preferred choice for organizations with strict security requirements.

In summary, Microsoft Teams and Webex both offer effective online collaboration and communication tools, but they differ in terms of integration with other tools, meeting sizes, user interface, screen sharing capabilities, third-party app integration, and security and compliance features. Overall, the choice between the two platforms depends on specific organizational needs and preferences.

Advice on Microsoft Teams and Webex
Lisa Myers
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Hi, I am helping teachers in my kid's schools to set up distance learning and wanted to see what is better between Webex, Zoom, and Skype (although only putting this one in as most parents probably have it). The children are 8-9, so they won't be using it on their own and the parents have no experience using Webex or Zoom.

The main use will be for the teacher to explain what they will be covering in the week and enable some social interaction between the kids.

I need to be easy to use for about 20-25 people.

Thanks for your advice, Lisa

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Yoram Kornatzky
Independent Information Technology and Services Professional at DR. YORAM KORNATZKY LTD · | 4 upvotes · 27.2K views
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I consider Skype dead. Even Microsoft strongly neglected it. Webex is more corporate-oriented. So for your use case, I recommend Zoom. It is easy to set up, and the quality is very good. Zoom became such a household name that the average person heard about it. Moreover, any person probably has friends who may have used it. So it will be easier for people to get some community help.

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Attila Fulop
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We've been using Zoom for about a half a year and it's stability is unbeatable. We have all-hands on Fridays with 100+ participants. The free tier can easily handle the requirements, the only limitation is that max meeting length is 40 minutes. After that you can immediately restart the meeting, but the pro option is also very affordable. It also features screen sharing and whiteboard sharing out of the box. I also appreciate that it's not mandatory to register an account to attend a meeting.

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Fábio Henrique Oliveira
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Hi, Lisa,

I haven't used Skype in a long time. I have I lot of experience with Zoom and Webex. Both for me are very good tools, especially if you have money to pay for (to unlock more features, like more people in a video conference - Zoom).

Nowadays, I've used more Webex with my undergraduate students, I'm using the free account. Cloud recording is a features very useful, especially while using the free account (thanks Cisco!). Webex has control features very useful (e.g., mute, raise hand etc).

Kind regards,

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John Perry
Account Executive at Towerstream · | 3 upvotes · 103.3K views
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From my experiences I feel like Zoom is a pretty intuitive program to teach kids, however Skype might be more common amongst them already.

I am a big fan of Microsoft Teams.

They all do the same pretty much but Teams I find the bells and whistles are easier to find, like custom backgrounds... creating groups for topic discussions that remain there until you want to change/edit or delete. Easy to share files.

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Decisions about Microsoft Teams and Webex

As it is the communication tool chosen for the course, our team will be using Slack to monitor the course announcements from our instructor as well as to communicate with the instructor and industry partners. The tool for communicating within the team will be Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams enables the team to share documents and edit them synchronously(Google Drive is not an option due to one team member's location). Since it also provides a group chat feature, we chose to use it as our communication tool to avoid using too many softwares.

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Hirotaka Ishihara
Undergrad at University of Toronto · | 3 upvotes · 177.2K views

Communication We have chosen two tools for our team communication.

  • Slack

We choose Slack since all of us are familiar with this communication tool. We have a private channel for our team Sphinx for text messages. We added Github apps inside our private channel for repo update notifications. Furthermore, we could contact the subject matter experts within the workspace DCSIL directly for the issues we meet.

  • Microsoft Teams

We use Microsoft Teams for virtual meetings for its fast connection speed. In addition, the call feature in Slack is a paid feature, and we could have virtual meetings and share screens for free in Microsoft Teams.

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Mohammad Hossein Amri
Chief Technology Officer at Planally · | 3 upvotes · 242.2K 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 Microsoft Teams
Pros of Webex
  • 28
    Work well with the rest of Office 365 work flow
  • 23
    Mobile friendly
  • 19
    Free
  • 12
    Great integrations
  • 11
    Well-thought Design
  • 10
    Channels
  • 8
    Easy setup
  • 6
    Unlimited users
  • 5
    Strong search and data archiving
  • 4
    Multi domain switching support
  • 4
    Easy to integrate with
  • 3
    Same interface on multiple platforms
  • 3
    Web interface
  • 2
    Great voice quality
  • 5
    Secure
  • 3
    Good branding - Cisco
  • 3
    High Quality
  • 3
    Easy to Use

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Cons of Microsoft Teams
Cons of Webex
  • 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
    You don't really own your messages
  • 4
    MIssing public channels
  • 4
    Forced WYSIWYG
  • 3
    Stubborn, unused friendly
  • 3
    Challenging Onboarding
  • 3
    No linux support
  • 1
    Audio support problems
  • 1
    Horrible voice quality, voice gaps, drops

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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.

What is 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.

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What are some alternatives to Microsoft Teams and Webex?
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’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
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 brings the power of social networking to your company. Collaborate securely across departments, geographies, content and business applications.
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.
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