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Microsoft Teams vs Skype: What are the differences?

What is Microsoft Teams? 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.

What is Skype? Voice calls, instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing. Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.

Microsoft Teams and Skype are primarily classified as "Group Chat & Notifications" and "Web and Video Conferencing" 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, Skype provides the following key features:

  • Calling- Make free Skype to Skype calls or call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates.
  • Video- Catch up face to face or get a whole group together on a video call.
  • Messaging- You're always in the loop with instant messaging, voice messaging and sending texts.

"Free" is the top reason why over 4 developers like Microsoft Teams, while over 248 developers mention "Free, widespread" as the leading cause for choosing Skype.

Typeform, Starbucks, and PedidosYa are some of the popular companies that use Skype, whereas Microsoft Teams is used by Macy's, Heimdal Security, and Sainsburys. Skype has a broader approval, being mentioned in 737 company stacks & 735 developers stacks; compared to Microsoft Teams, which is listed in 47 company stacks and 33 developer stacks.

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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 Skype?

Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
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What are some alternatives to Microsoft Teams and Skype?
Slack
Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
SharePoint
It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.
Yammer
Yammer brings the power of social networking to your company. Collaborate securely across departments, geographies, content and business applications.
Confluence
Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.
Zoom
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
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How developers use Microsoft Teams and Skype
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Srinivas Adireddi uses SkypeSkype

Three reasons why people like Skype that I am compelling: 1. It's simple and easy to use 2. Good video calling quality 3. It's cheap and very efficient Very popular too

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eXon Technologies uses SkypeSkype

We are using Skype to help your customers in realtime. Sometimes you need to chat or talk with customer right away and this is best option for us right now.

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MyklClason uses SkypeSkype

Skype is one of the better methods I've found for IM communication, and most of my clients have it. Mostly use it when there is a need for screensharing.

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MadElf1337 uses SkypeSkype

Skype is far by one of the best video calling apps I've ever used(After Google Duo) It has a very simple User Interface, hence is a favorite of mine.

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dotmos uses SkypeSkype

Allows us to communicate with our employees who are all in different countries when they are not logged into Slack. Also used to vet new employees.

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