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Score 8.6 out of 100

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

A great scenario where LinkedIn Learning is fantastic is when working on a project where we miss specific skill sets. My coworker was skilled in Microsoft Power BI, while I was not. So I spent 3 hours going through a few LinkedIn Learning Power BI trainings to get up to speed. Another coworker was not experienced in Google Analytics, and again, LinkedIn Learning filled in the blanks.A scenario where it's less appropriate is finding specific needs for your use case. While LinkedIn Learning is great for learning how something works and exploring test projects - don't expect it to hold your hand to do something very specific. For example - if you need to deploy a app using YOUR SPECIFIC WORKFLOW, you're not going to find a point-by-point tutorial. You'll find courses on how to deploy it in different ways, but not exactly the way you need it.
Rocky Kev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

Can have group chats on topics that only concern a few employees. We have a Technology group where we add and brainstorm new applications and software that might be appropriate for our company. It's a good way to organize our ideas and thoughts without having to send out mass email chains and we can discuss the ideas at our next meeting. Microsoft Teams also lets us efficiently communicate with remote workers since email can lag. This allows almost real-time conversations and collaborations for our employees.
Karen Zelzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
7.4
Task Management
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
7.5
Gantt Charts
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
6.4
Scheduling
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
7.6
Workflow Automation
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
7.0
Mobile Access
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
8.7
Search
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
7.8
Visual planning tools
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
6.5

Communication

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
7.8
Chat
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
8.9
Notifications
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
8.2
Discussions
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
8.6
Surveys
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
7.1
Internal knowledgebase
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
7.1
Integrates with GoToMeeting
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
7.1
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
6.4
Integrates with Outlook
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
9.1

File Sharing & Management

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
8.1
Versioning
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
8.0
Video files
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
8.2
Audio files
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
8.2
Document collaboration
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
8.2
Access control
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
7.8
Advanced security features
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
7.9
Integrates with Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
7.7
Device sync
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
Microsoft Teams
8.8

Pros

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

  • Industry expert authors/instructors - you're learning from people with pedigree.
  • Breadth and depth of catalog - not only is there a wide range of topics and disciplines, but there are frequently several levels of depth within each (eg. Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced).
  • Time needed to complete each course AND each section of a course are included - you know what you're getting into from the first click.
Chris Salles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

  • Teams is particularly good at keeping conversation history in sync across multiple devices. Skype for business, which is Microsoft's other chat client, is particularly bad when it comes to this aspect.
  • The sidebar of the application window makes it easy to switch between all aspects of the application in one click. Easy switching between chat, notifications, and meetings.
  • Integrated hierarchy chart within each chat window easily allows you to see where an unfamiliar person you may be chatting with sits in terms of management level in the organization.
Gary Smolyak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

  • Different results depending on each person's learning style or each expert's teaching style. Like in school, not all matchups will be beneficial and totally, completely informational.
  • Sometimes the videos can be long, which means it can be easy to get distracted/not pay attention. Sometimes long videos are warranted, sometimes they're not. Lynda is best for candidates with the self-discipline to stay committed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

  • Lack of rollout plans from MS that businesses can use to improve user adoption.
  • Slack still has more connectors.
  • Meetings could more intuitive and most of the screen is just pictures of people.
  • The desktop application is very large and absorbs a lot of system resources.
  • Multiple users cannot share screens at once, one at a time only.
  • Can't choose where to put files from conversations, they automatically are put in a Teams SharePoint.
Justin Pink | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) 9.6
Based on 2 answers
It can help all employees learn to strengthen current skills or to learn new skills and then can learn to excel in their current department or they learn a new skills in a new department creating interconnection and cross-departmental value in a company.
Erika Schaefer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We are a MSFT shop.
Joel Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
If there's one thing this product does well, it's the user interface and overall usability. If you look up a course, you'll find it; if you want to watch a video, it's there. There's no special wizardry required to make it functional— they either have it, or they don't. They really do a fantastic job of making it painless.
Jaymason Gallien | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.6
Based on 24 answers
It has a lot of great features and we are working to roll it out to our whole organization. It sometimes feels a little under-developed or maybe under used. There are some things I wish it did better - like integrating the group calendar rather than my own calendar and letting us have instant chat vs persistent.
Jill Liegghio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) 9.1
Based on 12 answers
Support has been fantastic and responsive. I have experienced very few issues with LinkedIn Learning but when I have had to reach out, there is very little time between the initial contact and a response from LinkedIn. They offer easy solutions and are able to help sort out any issues quite well. Moreover, our account manager was highly responsive and always making solid suggestions on how to optimize our usage of the platform.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.7
Based on 100 answers
Getting support for any MS Product kind of feels like pulling teeth. I have looked for support on the slowness of Teams to try and resolve it, but there is nothing really out there even from the MS reps other than deleting the hidden appsdata folder for Teams or uninstall/reinstall the software or just use the web-based Teams app.
Charles R. Coggins III | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

We have both lynda.com and Plural sight at my job. I like lynda.com when I am searching for a specific tool as it contains videos that hone in on teaching the attributes of a specific tool. Pluralsight's videos generally are longer and are more project based. But both sites are excellent resources. I can't really say which is better than the other.
Ai Ashe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

Personally, I have used a number of applications similar to Teams for a variety of functions. However, with regard to my current organizational use, I would say my experience with Teams provides a much more well-rounded user experience than Skype for Business. Teams performs the functions of Skype and also integrates many other features integral to applications like Slack, Webex Teams, and Yammer. Teams also has the added benefit of being connected within the Microsoft network of apps. Users can leverage the powerful cloud computing of O365 in order to access other materials stored on the shared platform. This is a huge benefit of staying within the same ecosystem.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

  • ROI has been positive. I've needed to know how to use an application, and lynda.com has helped me develop my skills. I know more after taking a lynda.com course than I did before it. That increase in knowledge and skills translates into greater productivity.
  • To be fair, I've never paid for a lynda.com license. I've used the licenses of former employers, and our public library has licensing deals with lynda.com for patrons. Since I have $0 invested in lynda.com, any knowledge gains represent a significant ROI.
Benjamin Brogdon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Teams

  • We were already paying for Office 365 but now we got a great collaboration tool to go along with it.
  • We are able to stay connected with employees across the United States and no longer have to fly people back to headquarters for meetings and conferences, saving on transportation and lodging costs.
Michael Eberhard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Teams

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Teams Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Microsoft 365 Business Basic$5.001
Microsoft 365 Business Standard$12.501
Office 365 E3$20.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are available for non profit organizations.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
9.0
Microsoft Teams
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
9.6
Microsoft Teams
10.0

Usability

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
9.0
Microsoft Teams
7.6

Support Rating

LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)
9.1
Microsoft Teams
7.7

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