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


This report compares two leading workstream collaboration products: Slack Enterprise Grid and Microsoft Teams. It provides an in-depth introduction to both products and compares them in areas most relevant to technical professionals.

Published: 20 May 2019

ID: G00378256

Analyst(s): Larry Cannell

Table Of Contents



  • Aligning the Two Products’ Vocabularies
  • Slack Enterprise Grid
    • Best-Fit Companies
    • Slack End-User Experiences
    • Grid Administration
    • Grid Security and Identity
    • Grid Records Retention and E-Discovery
    • Slack Application Integration
  • Microsoft Teams
    • Best-Fit Companies
    • Microsoft Teams End-User Experience
    • Office 365 and Microsoft Teams Administration
    • Office 365 and Microsoft Teams Security and Identity
    • Office 365 Records Retention and E-Discovery
    • Microsoft Teams Application Integration
  • When to Run Both Slack and Microsoft Teams


  • Consider Using Grid If You Have Succeeded With Slack for Teams
  • Consider Using Microsoft Teams If You License Office 365
  • Continue Using Slack for Teams With Office 365

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