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Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    Cisco UCS Manager

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Microsoft Teams

    80%
    Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Task Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    120 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    63 Ratings

    Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    132 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    82 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    153 Ratings

    Search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    140 Ratings

    Visual planning tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    99 Ratings

    Communication

    Cisco UCS Manager

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Microsoft Teams

    84%
    Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Chat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    167 Ratings

    Notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    165 Ratings

    Discussions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    155 Ratings

    Surveys

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    88 Ratings

    Internal knowledgebase

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    100 Ratings

    Integrates with GoToMeeting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    48 Ratings

    Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    44 Ratings

    Integrates with Outlook

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    147 Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    Cisco UCS Manager

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Microsoft Teams

    82%
    Microsoft Teams ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    106 Ratings

    Video files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    133 Ratings

    Audio files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    135 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    142 Ratings

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    127 Ratings

    Advanced security features

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    99 Ratings

    Integrates with Google Drive

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    51 Ratings

    Device sync

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    106 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco UCS Manager is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Microsoft Teams is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    Cisco UCS Manager

    85%
    14 Ratings
    8.6

    Microsoft Teams

    86%
    247 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco UCS Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6

    Microsoft Teams

    96%
    8 Ratings

    Usability

    Cisco UCS Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Microsoft Teams

    82%
    54 Ratings

    Availability

    Cisco UCS Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Microsoft Teams

    90%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Cisco UCS Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Microsoft Teams

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Cisco UCS Manager

    90%
    4 Ratings
    8.1

    Microsoft Teams

    81%
    195 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco UCS Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Teams

    100%
    1 Rating

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Cisco UCS Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.7

    Microsoft Teams

    57%
    7 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Cisco UCS Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Teams

    100%
    1 Rating

    Professional Services

    Cisco UCS Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    Microsoft Teams

    64%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco

    It [Cisco UCS Manager] is extremely well suited to large virtual infrastructure environments with resource dense blades. This solution is also great if you want to consolidate a large number of servers (if they are servers that need to stay physical, but can fit in the profile of a blade) - this would reduce data center space utilization as well as power and cooling. Cisco UCS Manager is also great if you're looking for centralized management of a larger number of servers. This would not be a great solution if you have a very small shop - it's not cheap and probably wouldn't give you a ROI if you only have a couple dozen servers total. I'd say it would be overkill for small shops, but if you have the money and don't care, you'll still like it.
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    Microsoft

    Our entire company has been able to communicate via Microsoft Teams for large company meetings and use video to connect with each other. We've held large team meetings as well where everyone joins in with video to be able to see each others' faces from time to time since we're all now 100% remote. Microsoft Teams is an excellent communication tool between myself and my employees. The one thing I'd say that is a drawback is that my team member and I had a personal conversation and an IT person was able to view and even share our conversation with other bosses. I thought this was inappropriate and I wish there would be a way to be "alerted" when someone is spying in on your conversations!
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    Pros

    Cisco

    • It is very all inclusive for management of every part our our Cisco blade center.
    • It allows us to directly connect to a hardware-based server in the blade center as though we were physically at the console.
    • It allows us to monitor the entire system for faults.
    • It lets us manage connectivity.
    • It is set to alert us via email if a fault occurs.
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    Microsoft

    • Video calls are great with Microsoft Teams. They've made big improvements over the last year and I rarely have issue with getting on. It's nice when things just work.
    • The most used functionality is, of course, the chat feature. It does what it's supposed to do and you can create chat groups from whoever you'd like. We use it a lot when there is a special project and a team from various groups get together for a short period of time to get things done.
    • An overlooked function is the ability to search anything within Microsoft Teams. Any photo, document, or chat can be searched and found pretty easily. I can't tell you how many times this has saved me from having to rewrite something or start over.
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    Cons

    Cisco

    • Automation: There is a simple power-shell CMD lets, but it leaves more to be desired.
    • Navigation: Navigating the interface can be confusing.
    • Integration: Integration with ESXi hosts while doing FW upgrades would be hugely beneficial without the need for additional tools.
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    Microsoft

    • Found a bug where Microsoft Teams suddenly drops during an ongoing call even if there is no network issue from either end
    • Screen sharing is also buggy. When we share our desktop screen on MS Teams the taskbar disappears and it's difficult to navigate through apps.
    • There is a limit to PIN 15 chats a favourites. This count should be increased.
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    Pricing Details

    Cisco UCS Manager

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco UCS Manager editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Microsoft Teams

      Starting Price

      $5 per month

      Editions & Modules

      Microsoft Teams editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Free$0.001
      Microsoft 365 Business Basic$5.002
      Microsoft 365 Business Standard$12.503
      Office 365 E3$20.004

      Footnotes

      1. per user/per month
      2. per user/per month
      3. per user/per month
      4. per user/per month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Discounts are available for non profit organizations.

      Likelihood to Renew

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      Microsoft Teams is included with our Office 365 subscription and we have no intention of migrating off of Office 365 and Microsoft products. Since Microsoft Teams is included for free with our Office 365 subscription, and since we enjoy all the features, benefits, and functionality, there is no question that our team will continue to use the product
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      Usability

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      The overall functionality of the product is incredible in that it provides a one-stop solution for organization and communication. The product is also very well integrated into Microsoft Outlook and other Office apps. Visually pleasing and very easy to use interface. New features are constantly being added to enhance the user experience.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      Rare, but outages do happen
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      Performance

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      Sometimes about once a week I get a message that says "Sorry, there seems to be something wrong". But it goes away in a few minutes.
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      Support Rating

      Cisco

      Cisco UCSM Support has been very quick to reply and address our concerns, issues, and questions. We have found that Cisco's documentation is clear and concise and fairly easy to find. With Cisco support's help, we are able to quickly and safely meet the demands of our end-users, consistently.
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      Microsoft

      I think Microsoft Team is overall good application for communication, track Project work inter the teams and also intra teams. I have 7 out of 10 because it needs improvements in certain features like video sharing call, call drop, audio quality and connecting problems even after having good internet connection.
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      Implementation Rating

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      I find everything I need for my day-to-day work.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      I think UCS Manager would be able very comparable to other vendors offerings when it comes to server configuration. I think Cisco did a good job in giving you full access to many options that you might not see with Dell or HPE. Every manufacturer would need a similar tool to control their server environment, but I think what Cisco has built into their Manager is a little better than others I've used. You can just see and change so many settings. I would say that is also a bit of a negative by a little bit because sometimes it is hard to dig in and find what you need to change and often might need to reach out to TAC or take a training course to understand all of the interface.
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      Microsoft

      I enjoy Teams better than Lync/Skype for Business, but I enjoy Slack the most for inter-company communication and UI/UX convenience. The learning curve for Slack is very small and it has a casual atmosphere that would engage the employees in a more fun and welcoming manner than a stark and professional background of Teams.
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      Contract Terms and Pricing Model

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      Honestly, this tool is worth every penny. Yes, it's not free and you pay for the quality of services and the license. But the ROI and the benefits are all there. Also, the renewal, negotiation, and contract terms are all very well explained by our Microsoft account manager, and she's a charm.
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      Scalability

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      It does not appear to have a limit to how many teams and employees we can have using it
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      Professional Services

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Microsoft

      I used Skype for Business to take calls, hold conferences, and provide remote assistance to users. Microsoft Teams, on the other hand, is superior to Skype for Business in my opinion. My job entails a lot of screen sharing.
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      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • The positive is I was able to consolidate my small server infrastructure from 3 racks to one rack giving me space back and much power savings
      • The negative would be it could feel a little daunting to manage as there are many tabs and pieces to the interface.
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      Microsoft

      • I think it has allowed us to leverage our Office365 more effectivly since all of the apps are synced together.
      • It has really allowed us transition away from more formal webex meetings and have a more free flow conversation.
      • It also gives us a more direct line to our manager if we need there input they can easily join our team chat.
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