01-17-2019 12:07 PM
01-17-2019 12:07 PM
I am Office 365 Architect and I am a huge fan of Microsoft Team however I am in quest of finding a reliable Unified communication solution since Microsoft is moving from Skype for Business to MS Teams. Companies are struggling to accept - moving to MS Team is the answer to all problems which could not be fixed in Skype ( Skype IOS and remote meeting - Skype webapp in general).
Collaboration/ UC Solution - Lots of companies using Microsoft Skype for Business trying to move to different Unified communication solution for enterprise UC solution. Microsoft wants companies to move to Microsoft Teams. There are other options available just like cisco webex. Zoom , bluejean are other to names few more. I see competition is between Microsoft Team and Cisco WebEx. Companies who are tired of Skype experience don’t think MS Teams will help as room system changed to windows platform. Lots of companies are preferring Cisco even though it has minimal integration with office 365.
Do we know if any company has moved from Cisco WebEx to Microsoft Teams and vice -versa? Going to Cisco has made life better?
Issues in Microsoft Teams -
1.When you launch Team, why it goes to the browser and launch MS Teams. Companies find this frustrating.
Microsoft room system is windows based . Companies are concerned that now we have to manage windows 10, blue screen, crash, antivirus and all other problem which comes with windows but that wants the case with Polycom Group series.
Do MS Team attendee list will be extended to more than 250 as cisco webex claims to be 1000 attendee. This is important because people want regular team meeting experience and not Live event/Skype/MS Team Broadcast as they are not movie producers.
From Skype , you can see multiple numbers but you have to go dial pad to dial a phone number.
When is video issue be resolved in chrome if users use chrome for joining MS Team meeting using browser.
1. Which is a better solution for audio conferencing -Microsoft Team or Cisco Webex
2. Which are the companies have moved from Cisco webex to MS Teams
3. Which are companies moved from Ms Teams to Cisco webex.
01-17-2019 12:35 PM
I very rarely come across WebEx anymore, it would seem to me it's been on a steady decline in usage since the cisco acquisition. Also note the many name changes to Spark and now WebEx Teams to try and keep it relevant. Zoom comes up far more often as a competitor.
Skype Room Systems are fantastic devices at a cost that is many, many times lower than traditional VC. I would always choose not to consider them like Windows PCs, just install them on a guest network and connect to the internet, there isn't anything else you need to do. I've never seen one blue screen. Ask Polycom if you want to use their group series, they have plans in place now to work with Teams.
I've not heard of anything specific about supporting Video in chrome. Not heard of plans for meetings with more than 250 participants, I can't see how they would make sense really, you need controls to separate presenters from audience, collect feedback etc. which is already there in Live Events. Live Events are easy to use.
01-17-2019 01:57 PM
I agree with Steven. It is not often I hear about Webex meetings and when I hear about Webex it is not positive. But with that said I work with mostly helping customers with Skype, Teams, Office365.
If the organization already use Windows PC they usually see Skype Room System as an advantage since it is running windows, then they already have the knowledge, they have procedures how to update, monitor and manage Windows devices. Running other non-windows systems still require some management and update procedure, it's not secure by default only because it is a linux based system.
To your questions I guess most contributors hanging in the Microsoft Tech Community will say that Microsoft Teams is better, but you have to see to the whole picture. For a customer running the whole webex platform or cisco telephony the webmex meeting migth be better for their users and with a lower cost than if they implemented Teams for meetings. For a customer only looking for a web meeting solution Teams or Webex might not be the best, as Steven wrote Zoom if mention alot in discussions about meetings. But for a customer that want chat, telephony, collaboration and meetings Teams will be able to solve that even if there might be other products for chat and another that is better on collaboration.
Yes there are companies that moved from webex to MS Teams, maybe there is not so many moved the other direction since Teams is a new product but I know that there is companies that moved from Skype to Cisco and webex.
01-17-2019 04:35 PM
01-18-2019 12:06 AM - edited 01-23-2019 02:33 PM
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