Microsoft Teams vs Okta

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Microsoft Teams vs Okta: What are the differences?

Developers describe Microsoft Teams as "Chat-based workspace in Office 365". See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations. On the other hand, Okta is detailed as "Enterprise-grade identity management for all your apps, users & devices". Connect all your apps in days, not months, with instant access to thousands of pre-built integrations - even add apps to the network yourself. Integrations are easy to set up, constantly monitored, proactively repaired and handle authentication and provisioning.

Microsoft Teams and Okta are primarily classified as "Group Chat & Notifications" and "Password Management" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Microsoft Teams are:

  • All your content, tools, people, and conversations are available in the team workspace
  • Enjoy built-in access to SharePoint, OneNote, and Skype for Business
  • Work on documents right in the app

On the other hand, Okta provides the following key features:

  • Community Supported Network
  • Comprehensive App Integrations
  • Proactive Network Support

According to the StackShare community, Microsoft Teams has a broader approval, being mentioned in 45 company stacks & 31 developers stacks; compared to Okta, which is listed in 22 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

Decisions about Microsoft Teams and Okta
Mohammad Hossein Amri
Chief Technology Officer at Axceligent Solutions · | 3 upvotes · 191.1K views

we were using slack and at the same time we had a subscription with office 365. after a while we hit the slack free limitation quota. and it got annoying. the search ability was useless in free tier. and more annoying whenever you search, it opens a webpage and doesn't do it in the app.

on mobile there were many cases that I didn't get notification of important discussions. rooms was the way to separate a talk. but it become tedious. each time for a new subject that you wanted to discuss, you needed to add all the team members into a new room. and after a while the room goes silent. you will end up with a tons of not-in-use rooms that you don't want to clean up them for history purposes. also the slack UI for sub discussion is very stupid. if someone forget to check the checkbox to post the subdiscussion in the main discussion thread, other team members even won't notice such discussion is in progress.

we was paying for office 365 and thought why not give the teams a shot. we won't be in worth situation than we are. we moved to teams and we loved it instantly, we had a separate tab aggregated all the files upload. we could reply on other talk. no need of creating a new room. this way room belongs to a team and not a certain topic. our sub discussion was visible to the whole team. enjoyed integration with azure and unlimited history. the best part was integration with outlook. it was a full suit solution. our stats become busy on outlook meeting events. we get weekly analyse. we didn't need to host our wiki seperated. we've created wiki per team. the communication was much more fun.

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Pros of Microsoft Teams
Pros of Okta
  • 28
    Work well with the rest of Office 365 work flow
  • 23
    Mobile friendly
  • 19
    Free
  • 12
    Great integrations
  • 11
    Well-thought Design
  • 10
    Channels
  • 8
    Easy setup
  • 6
    Unlimited users
  • 5
    Strong search and data archiving
  • 4
    Multi domain switching support
  • 4
    Easy to integrate with
  • 3
    Same interface on multiple platforms
  • 3
    Web interface
  • 2
    Great voice quality
  • 13
    REST API
  • 9
    SAML
  • 5
    Easy LDAP integration
  • 5
    OIDC OpenID Connect
  • 5
    User Provisioning
  • 4
    API Access Management - oAuth2 as a service
  • 4
    Protect B2E, B2B, B2C apps
  • 4
    Universal Directory
  • 3
    SSO, MFA for cloud, on-prem, custom apps
  • 3
    Easy Active Directory integration
  • 3
    Tons of Identity Management features
  • 1
    SOC2
  • 1
    SWA applications Integration
  • 0
    Test

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Cons of Microsoft Teams
Cons of Okta
  • 17
    Confusing UI
  • 12
    Bad performance on init and after quite a use
  • 10
    Bad Usermanagement
  • 6
    No desktop client (only fat and slow electron app)
  • 6
    Can't see all members in a video meeting
  • 5
    Unable to Mute users
  • 5
    No Markdown Support
  • 4
    You don't really own your messages
  • 4
    MIssing public channels
  • 4
    Forced WYSIWYG
  • 3
    Stubborn, unused friendly
  • 3
    Challenging Onboarding
  • 3
    No linux support
  • 1
    Audio support problems
  • 4
    Pricing is too high
  • 1
    Okta verify (Multi-factor Authentication)

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What is Microsoft Teams?

See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations.

What is Okta?

Connect all your apps in days, not months, with instant access to thousands of pre-built integrations - even add apps to the network yourself. Integrations are easy to set up, constantly monitored, proactively repaired and handle authentication and provisioning.

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