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Slack Versus Microsoft Teams — Which Workstream Collaboration Product Is Best for You?

Published: 24 April 2017

ID: G00317781

Analyst(s): Larry Cannell


Workstream collaboration products enable teams to work together at an accelerated pace using modern and mobile-friendly tools. To aid technical professionals responsible for workstream collaboration, this report compares the two leading products: Slack and Microsoft Teams.

Table Of Contents


  • The Major Functional Differences Between Slack and Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Teams Versus Slack, in Brief


  • Workstream Collaboration Covers Six Functional Areas
    • Workstream Collaboration Sits Between Mobile Messaging and Social Networks
  • Slack Provides Easy-to-Use, Yet Flexible, Conversations
    • File Management in Slack
    • Business Application Integration in Slack
    • Audioconferencing, Videoconferencing and Screen Sharing in Slack
    • Task Management in Slack
    • Awareness and Discovery in Slack
  • Microsoft Teams Unifies Office 365's Group Collaboration Capabilities
    • File Management in Microsoft Teams
    • Business Application Integration in Microsoft Teams
    • Audioconferencing, Videoconferencing and Screen Sharing in Microsoft Teams
    • Task Management in Microsoft Teams
    • Awareness and Discovery in Microsoft Teams


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