Microsoft Teams and Zoom Meetings: Feature Comparison

Loyola University provides a variety of conferencing solutions for effective collaboration among members of the University, as well as external colleagues.

A variety of conferencing scenarios can be found below. Each scenario offers recommended products that best fit the scenario. A more detailed comparison of the different products and their features is provided in the Online Meetings Comparison section below.

To request a consultation for your particular conferencing needs, contact the Help Center.

Teams Meetings

Meetings in Teams include audio, video, and screen sharing. They're one of the key ways to collaborate in Teams. And you don’t need to be a member of an organization (or even have a Teams account!) to join a Teams meeting—just look in the invitation for instructions about calling in. 

Learn more about Microsoft Teams

Zoom Meetings

Zoom Meetings unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group messaging into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing experience across multiple platforms.

Learn more about Zoom Meetings
 

Availability

Feature Microsoft Teams Zoom Meetings
Available to... Students, Faculty, Staff Students (free timed version), Faculty, Staff
 

Compatibility

Feature Microsoft Teams Zoom Meetings
Desktop app Windows, Mac, Linux (public preview) Windows, Mac, Linux
Mobile app iOS, Android iOS, Android
Browser support without downloads or plugins Yes, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome Yes, Google Chrome is preferred
 

Capacity

Feature Microsoft Teams Zoom Meetings
Maximum meeting attendees 250 300
 

Audio and Video

Feature Microsoft Teams Zoom Meetings
HD video capable Yes Yes
Join meeting with audio only Yes Yes
Join meeting by phone (domestic) Yes Yes
Join meeting by toll-free number Yes Yes
 

Chat

Feature Microsoft Teams Zoom Meetings
Chat within meetings Yes Yes
Chat outside meetings Yes Yes
 

Content Sharing

Feature Microsoft Teams Zoom Meetings
Screen sharing Yes Yes
Application sharing Yes Yes
Annotate shared content No Yes
Whiteboard Yes Yes
 

Meeting Capabilities

Feature Microsoft Teams Zoom Meetings
Breakout rooms No Yes
Polling Yes Yes
Cloud recording Yes Yes
Local recording No Yes
Join before host Yes Yes
 

Integration

Feature Microsoft Teams Zoom Meetings
Outlook calendar integration Yes No
 

Security

Feature Microsoft Teams Zoom Meetings
Approved for confidential data Yes Yes (only for specific programs)
Approved for HIPAA data Yes Yes (only for specific programs)
Encrypted meetings Yes Yes

Details

Article ID: 104279
Created
Fri 4/3/20 1:46 PM
Modified
Fri 8/28/20 5:57 PM