Zoom vs. Microsoft Teams: which should you choose?
Zoom and Microsoft Teams have established themselves as the dominant players in the Video Conferencing market. Zoom as the once up-and-comer now giant and Microsoft entered the video conferencing space with the purchase of Skype in 2011.
The main difference between Zoom and Microsoft Teams is that Zoom is a stand-alone service with a primary focus on Video Conferencing, while Teams is packaged in Microsoft’s Office 365 suite and is designed for collaboration in general (chat, file-sharing, project planning, etc.) with audio and video conferencing ability included as well. In this blog, we will be giving you an overview of the two services with a focus on hardware integration as that is often a major deciding factor for which video conferencing platform an organization uses predominantly.
- More hardware options and customization
- Intuitive & robust touch control interface
- Flexible content sharing options
- Multiple cameras – camera switching
- Web interface for management
- Included with Office 365
- No additional subscription for Teams Rooms
- Easy screen sharing
- Request screen control (not available to request from Teams Room system presenter)
Let’s look at the kit
Zoom and Microsoft Teams offer solutions that allow H.323 and SIP video conferencing systems to join meetings.
Full Portfolio Video Devices for Microsoft Teams
Yealink offers a full portfolio video devices solution for Microsoft Teams covering from huddle to extra-large meeting spaces, including MTR system, collaboration bar and video phone. To meet different requirements of customers, Yealink not only offers the VC210 collaboration bar for huddle to small spaces, but also provides the MVC900 II system that can meet the needs of extra-large rooms covering up to 30 users.
With Yealink video solution, users can enjoy the premium video and audio experience, easy deployment and remote management via Yealink Device Management Platform, all of these bring the consistent and seamless Teams experience to every space.
Yealink and Zoom’s joint voice solution provides a broad solution with three different product lines, including desktop phones, DECT phones and conference phones. Yealink T5 Business Phone Series provide the best possible personalized collaboration experience for business of all sizes. Conference phones suit a range of different meeting environments for both in-room and remote participants. DECT Phone can meet wireless office requirements. The three product lines contain multiple solutions from entry level to premium level, suit customers’ needs in different scenarios, sizes, and budget.
Yealink delivers a complete Zoom Rooms package containing a full hardware suite (mini-PC, camera, audio devices) as well as the requisite software and license, simplifying the purchasing process and deployment while making the after-sales service experience more convenient than ever.
Yealink Device Management Platform or cloud service can manage the Yealink CP960-UVC Zoom Rooms Kits, allowing administrators to remotely control all devices with ease. The platform supports remote configuration, firmware upgrading, monitoring and diagnosis. Through Windows Update, users can get the latest version of the UVC camera driver and Yealink Plug-in for Zoom Rooms, further enhancing the user’s Zoom Rooms experience.
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