Slack Vs Microsoft Teams

Adobe / Eng a1b2c3d000
Nov 8 61 Comments

Why do companies with O365 subscription, invest in Slack when Teams is available for free with O365.

I heard Teams is also launching for linux which will boost its market share.

Does Teams have good integrations like Slack.

In long run is it going to be bad for Slack Stock ?

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TOP 61 Comments
  • Microsoft / Eng RoLF71
    Because Teams is shit.
    Nov 8 2
    • Amazon wDaz75
      But does Teams need 1TB of RAM to run like Slack?
      Nov 8
    • Microsoft / Eng RoLF71
      Might help?
      Nov 8
  • Box TamG67
    Companies that aren't already MSFT shops prefer to build an IT stack composed of best-of-breed applications. Usually this stack comprises of Slack for enterprise communication, Box for content collaboration, Okta for authentication and Zoom for video. MSFT typically uses a sales strategy of giving stuff away for free during sales negotiations, for instance throwing in a free OneDrive or Teams subscription when customers buy O365 as a way to lock-in customers into the MSFT stack. Teams is certainly a strong competitor to Slack and it remains to be seen which one comes out ahead.
    Nov 8 6
    • Box TamG67
      Not trying to promote Box. Dropbox is a fine product. If you had any insight into enterprise sales and what market segments Box and Dropbox go after you would know better than make a lame attempt at trashing Box.
      Nov 8
    • Tesla / Ops
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      Bigballermore
      Companies that actually make money don’t care about a “best-of-breed” IT stack. No reason to pay for multiple subscriptions if MS gives it for free.
      Nov 8
    • Google louc
      Insight into enterprise sales will reject the notion of best of breed propaganda that Slack Box Dropbox etc want to believe.
      Nov 8
    • Google Harhar
      I'm pretty sure in the Enterprise world, Box is way ahead of Dropbox. Not sure what the other Google guy is smoking. It's kind of crazy how little some folks know about the real world.
      Nov 8
    • Tesla / Ops
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      Btw Microsoft has authentication app too. Our company already dropped Okta for that. All these standalone apps besides Zoom will get crushed by MS, Google, and Cisco who can bundle multiple services for enterprise.
      Nov 8
  • Microsoft FFSake
    Using teams I was bi4ing about it. Switched to slack - oh my i was wrong. My perception - Teams is fucking slow. Slack is fast - but oh my 90% of time people don’t notice notifications, ignore direct messages, or plain have no freaking idea how to find you. Overall - UX is better in teams. If teams fixes perf issues and introduces proper consumer product it can win.
    Nov 8 18
    • Microsoft goddamnit
      Oh noes, I was rude to jump on with an absolute statement “Teams UX sucks ass” when you were only making comparative statement. We can both be in agreement that Teams UX sucks ass, even if you think it’s better than Slack. See how the two are not contradictory?

      But it seems to me that you actually think Teams UX doesn’t suck ass, which is your real problem with what I’ve said.

      I’ve detailed the reasons in response to you saying “Oh, ok. You clearly know how to provide valid argument”, and your only response was to claim that I wasn’t talking about UX, but instead missing features. I went ahead and explained to you why missing features are a part of UX and now you’re complaining “boo-hoo, you’re so rude, I was only comparing two things”.

      You’ve been shown wrong every step of
      this conversation and now your complaint is that I turned it from your comparison to a non-comparison just listing the absolutely fuckjob of a UX Teams is? No one else chimed in on this thread with comparing the two products. So it got morphed.
      Nov 17
    • Microsoft FFSake
      How fucking stupid are you? I did not agree to a single statement you made - just accepted that you can make those statements. Don’t put your thoughts as ultimate truth (will help you with growth mindset on your connects).
      Nov 17
    • Microsoft goddamnit
      Poor baby. Sorry that your pet project sucks ass.
      Nov 17
    • Microsoft FFSake
      You made me laugh, so thank you
      Nov 17
    • Microsoft goddamnit
      You’re welcome.
      Nov 17
  • Cisco aaoraja
    In long run WebEx will raise like a Phoenix!😎 🦅
    Nov 8 3
  • Cisco Persistant
    Slack leads the pack. By far. It just works. It nailed some use cases like onboarding. Many companies are using it to delight an overwhelmed new employee.

    I have not seen a lot of traction for MSFT teams. Let me also say this. I have not seen any traction for Cisco Teams either. If you interview a lot in bay area, you will see notice this pattern.
    Nov 9 1
    • Ten-X RFMR24
      Do not measure Slack just by the tech company bubble. There's a lot of non-tech savvy folks and companies that are ingrained in using Office 365 products. Many of them don't even know what Slack is and are using whatever their head of IT has chosen for them (and that head probably has only administered Microsoft products for all his Enterprise life). Penetrating those markets is what is going to be challenging for Slack. Good word of mouth can only take you thus far!
      Nov 9
  • Akamai Technologies / Eng __init__()
    Slack is so better than all of these.. currently using Cisco WebEx teams which is so crap. I feel like using pigeon in old times instead of this.. pun intended
    Nov 8 2
    • Cisco tKxI42
      Just be patient, it will be so good
      Nov 8
    • Akamai Technologies pkaboo2967
      Cisco communicator - great
      Webex - great
      Cisco webex teams - huh?!?!?
      Dec 4
  • WeWork bsa85
    Slack has a friendly UI, channels, better integrations, and more community. It really focuses on giving the company a casual culture by giving you access to a forum, whereas Teams is mostly just to talk to one another. I feel like they're two different things
    Nov 8 0
  • ThoughtSpot plKF76
    The founders of slack are legendary and building one great product and company after another. Go to Slack. You will learn from the best people in the industry.
    Nov 9 3
    • Apple OMCD58
      Thanks for the advice. Honestly I work at a pretty large company with a very stable job right now. Slack seems like an amazing product and company, I just don’t know if they can stand up to Microsoft and their office scheme. I don’t want to jump ship if the ship I’m moving to is sinking :p It’s so hard to decide.
      Nov 9
    • ThoughtSpot plKF76
      It all depends on your risk appetite, and that determines your growth trajectory as a professional. You sound very risk-sverse, and that's fine. the start-up culture may not be the right thing for you.

      May Slack fail? Of course. But the founders of slack have created one great company after another, pulling in their best developers from one venture into another's. There is a podcast NPR, with a founder being interviewed. I encourage you to listen to it, regardless of the decision you make. It is inspiring and educational.
      Nov 11
    • ThoughtSpot plKF76
      And by the way, many companies have been successfully standing up to Microsoft in their office scan for decades now. There is room for many players at this market.
      Nov 11
  • Microsoft msft20
    Teams just need to sort out performance issue.

    Doesnt make sense for CIO to get various vendor and then those integration issues vs MS providing under one umbrella.
    Nov 8 1
    • Tesla / Ops
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      Everyone on this thread is focused on which is a “better” product. That doesn’t really matter to most companies who just want something that works for day to day.

      Most companies already use Microsoft enterprise suite hence they would prefer Teams due to lower marginal cost and integration with MS ecosystem.
      Nov 8
  • Microsoft msft20
    Slack is sinking ship. Its just kool aid for a few start up folks.

    Companies are in the business of selleing product not chatting
    Nov 9 0
  • Ten-X RFMR24
    Only time will tell. Hope this doesn't end up being like the Windows Monopoly anti-trust days of Microsoft!
    Nov 8 0
  • New mikeh
    Slack is much better. We switch to Teams, it’s as mediocre and painful as one expects from Microsoft.
    Nov 8 0
  • ThoughtSpot plKF76
    Because slack is that good and that dimple to use
    And it doesn't take them forever to make improvements.
    Nov 8 0
  • Roku de Vil
    Teams 😂

    Slack is much better
    Nov 8 0
  • LinkedIn yFSV61
    I have used both. Both are very good products and I would not care if my employer stops allowing slack and exclusively asks us to be on teams.
    Nov 11 3
    • Roku de Vil
      Did Microsoft pay you to say this?
      Nov 11
    • Microsoft msft20
      Roku - one product wonder questioning Microsoft 😆😆😆
      Nov 11
    • Roku de Vil
      I love Microsoft! Just don't like Teams haha
      Nov 11
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    • Microsoft FFSake
      Tell us more with some details
      Nov 8
  • Microsoft msft20
    @Tesla, thats what we have been trying to tell folks but folks have hard time getting that point.
    Nov 14 0
  • Amazon / Eng Build3rB0b
    Forget all - AWS Chime is the best IM I have recently used*

    *I have only used AWS chime last few years because I have to.
    Nov 14 0
  • Tesla / Ops
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    Bigballermore
    Teams is good enough for 99% of companies use cases. MS will put Slack out of business within 5 years. Slack is just an IRC channel with a cute UI.
    Nov 8 0
  • Ten-X RFMR24
    What do you guys make of Salesforce marketing cloud deciding to use Azure and Teams(free as part of the deal) today? Slack probably lost an opp there though other clouds in salesforce do use Slack
    Nov 14 1
    • Tesla / Ops
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      Niche B2B software products can’t compete with integrated enterprise suites like Microsoft or Oracle can offer
      Nov 14

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