Adapting to new remote work and school environments has been a challenge for many organizations. Some already had a video conferencing solution in place, while others quickly chose a platform to get things up and running. Not all platforms are created equal, though. Zoom’s conferencing solution has users concerned about security and privacy, we addressed those in a previous blog post. Let’s look at Microsoft’s Teams collaboration solution vs. Zoom’s conferencing solution from a feature and functionality standpoint.
Teams Collaboration Solution vs. Zoom Conferencing Solution
Zoom is, first and foremost, a video conferencing solution. It’s easy and intuitive to use. That said, it’s also not integrated into other apps that you use every day. Microsoft Teams offers more than just conferencing. It’s a collaborative tool that seamlessly integrates with other commonly used apps, like Word, SharePoint, OneDrive, and more.
It offers persistent chat before, during, and after meetings so everyone is on the same page. Users of Teams can co-author Office 365 apps in real time. All your conversations and content are in the same place, and it has the intuitive Microsoft interface you’re familiar with.
For educators, Microsoft Teams offers valuable accessibility tools to support your students. It has speech-to-text capabilities, closed captioning in English and Spanish, and integrates with over 250 apps. You can easily interact with students using the Praise app, stickers, and GIFs.
Teams is compliant with FERPA, HIPAA, and 40+ other certifications. It also has two-factor authentication and data is encrypted in transit and at rest.
Peters & Associates Is Here to Help
A certified Microsoft partner like Peters & Associates can help make your transition to Teams seamless. We work with you to prepare your organization and set up rules and permissions to keep your organization compliant and your users secure. We’ll be there every step of the way. We know these are stressful times. We’re here to help.
Learn more about what Microsoft Teams has to offer in our overview.