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Does 7x7 video conferencing make Teams a legitimate alternative to Zoom? What else do they need to do?

Web conferencing has been around for close to 20 years. Yet SKYPE and now TEAMs still cannot do what WEBEX and GENYSYS did as far back as 2005 Do their developers even look at competitors? Or have they ever hosted a call of more that 10 people Teams is primitive. It works but it’s actually worse than SKYPE in my opinion

Anonymous Author
Web conferencing has been around for close to 20 years. Yet SKYPE and now TEAMs still cannot do what WEBEX and GENYSYS did as far back as 2005 Do their developers even look at competitors? Or have they ever hosted a call of more that 10 people Teams is primitive. It works but it’s actually worse than SKYPE in my opinion
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Anonymous Author
I do not see Team as direct competitor to Zoom or alternative of Zoom. Teams is part of larger saas offer as part of O355 so if an organization uses O365 heavily teams have the native integrations and can do stiff that others can’t. For example teams has pbx capabilities but I don’t think it has intention to be direct competitor to any pbx. There are many organizations that uses both so Zoom and Teams does not exclude each other
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Anonymous Author
I am in the public sector and Teams is great for collaboration but we use Zoom Webinar for our public meetings like city council and Planning & Zoning. There are tools in Zoom Webinar for public meetings that Teams cannot provide at this point.
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Anonymous Author
Of course there are concerns...process  mining, master data management, performance, process and workflow compliance, vendor lock in, source code control, security, patch management, automation, integration, reporting..a lot. IT work is only getting bigger with it. We need to build a whole ecosystem around it but business benefit is too big to ignore
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Anonymous Author
It will certainly be a good and welcome enhancement, but overall I find it hard to compare the two. In the feature-by-feature comparison as a video conferencing solution Zoom might have a significant lead. However, Teams is not a point solution, but more of a Integrated Collaboration Environment (ICE) - Microsoft 365 native with many 3rd party integrations (and growing). Then again, not everybody needs that.
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Anonymous Author
Teams recently went 3x3 (vs 7x7) which helped tremendously. Microsoft has announced 40+ in the future. Teams was already an alternative to Zoom as it was essentially 'free' with our O365 subscription.
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Anonymous Author
Teams has a long way to go.
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