When it comes to Microsoft Teams and Slack, there are clear differences. For one, their interfaces are slightly different.

In general, Slack is often used by small, independent groups that appreciate the support for memes and gifs, some characteristics of “programming tools”. Besides being flexible on the platform, it has a quick and easy installation process that makes it easy to deploy with little training required. Some users have reported that setup takes only 7 minutes.

However, Microsoft users often use large companies with complex departmental systems that use the Office 365 suite, where one of these software packages is added. It offers more advanced video conferencing software (making it a good choice for teams with telecommuters), but it requires advanced configuration and training. Some users have reported that setup takes about an hour.

Chronologically, Slack has been around for a long time, starting in 2013. The team was launched in 2016 but has since surpassed Slack in terms of daily active users.

What are the similarities between Slack and Microsoft Teams?

Although these two chat apps have their differences, there are also similarities.

Both support plain text, symbols, posters, and GIFs in chat networks, and both offer built-in bots that can automate tasks and take some of the rules out of training and learning. Both apps also display thread-based information for accurate conversation monitoring, and both offer screen-sharing features.

At the risk of leaking sensitive data, the same collaboration benefits that users get from these apps can be a headache for security and compliance teams. No application has shown any value here.

Slack does not provide built-in data loss prevention features to detect and control the access or sharing of sensitive data. Although Microsoft Office 365 offers a data loss prevention feature, it is not known whether this will be included in the group.

Although their faces are different in their appearance, they share many features and use the same design, trying to be easy to use. Slack: unique features

So what are the unique features of Slack?

  • Customization: Slack allows you to customize the look of your Slack’s UX through different themes and color options to match your style.
  • Hundreds of integrations: Slack is integrated with 800 different application integrations (although this is limited to 10 for free users).
  • One-to-one video calling: This feature is free and can include up to 15 people in one call for paid users.
  • Adaptation: Although different teams are from Microsoft operating systems, Slack is more functional and compatible with Linux operating systems.
  • Simple: With minimal bells and whistles, Slack is easy to deploy and requires little training for new users.

Microsoft Teams: special features

Teams also have special features.

  • Advanced Bots: Bots built into teams allow AI users to quickly search the domain and data of other users and quickly connect with the right person.
  • Microsoft One Link to Microsoft Office 365: Since this tool belongs to Microsoft, it is automatically included in the Office 365 package, which means that it integrates with all the other tools in this building. This means that no information input is required because it is the country of the device.
  • Large-scale video/audio communication: Groups include both voice and video conferencing tools for up to 250 people at a time, as well as recording features for those who can’t attend in real-time. is want to watch the replay to get more.
  • Data encryption and integration: Data security is the most important thing in the organization, and a second identity is required for users. Teams also have a list of 180 apps it works with, which is smaller than Slack, but still powerful.

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