Microsoft Teams vs. VNC Connect

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Microsoft Teams
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Teams combines video conferencing software with team collaboration tools. The communications platform allows MS Office users to conduct conference calls and share files via SharePoint, and join or initiate a group chat.
$5
per month
VNC Connect
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
VNC® Connect is presented as a secure, simple remote desktop solution. It enables users to remotely access and control their devices wherever they are in the world, whenever they need to. VNC® Connect covers a wide range of remote access use cases with a single subscription, from remote working to IT support.
$3.39
per remote computer per month
Pricing
Microsoft TeamsVNC Connect
Editions & Modules
Free
$0.00
per user/per month
Microsoft 365 Business Basic
$5.00
per user/per month
Microsoft 365 Business Standard
$12.50
per user/per month
Office 365 E3
$20.00
per user/per month
Professional - Device Access
$3.39
per remote computer per month
Enterprise - Device Access
$4.59
per remote computer per month
Professional - Instant Support
$16.99
per named technician per month
Enterprise - Instant Support
$33.49
per named technician per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Microsoft TeamsVNC Connect
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Microsoft TeamsVNC Connect
Considered Both Products
Microsoft Teams

No answer on this topic

VNC Connect
Chose VNC Connect
VNC is light and sleek with the quick setup, was impressed with the quick setup despite poor Internet connection outdoor. TeamViewer is good, but the pricing is not as good as VNC. Both do the basic job, but VNC still outperform TeamViewer in terms of performance and ease of use.
Chose VNC Connect
With so many things tech-related we have many options and ways to accomplish the same thing. I think one of the important things to remember is the companies track record and support record for their users. In our experience, VNC Connect has been able to be competitive in all …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Microsoft TeamsVNC Connect
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Teams
8.0
162 Ratings
VNC Connect
-
Ratings
Task Management8.1122 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.063 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.8135 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.783 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access9.0156 Ratings00 Ratings
Search7.8142 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools7.4100 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Teams
8.3
171 Ratings
VNC Connect
-
Ratings
Chat9.3171 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications8.7169 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions9.0158 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys7.591 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.8102 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting8.248 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts7.344 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook9.0151 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Teams
8.1
158 Ratings
VNC Connect
-
Ratings
Versioning8.0108 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files8.1137 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files8.1139 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration8.6146 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control8.3131 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features8.0101 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive7.751 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync8.4109 Ratings00 Ratings
Remote Administration
Comparison of Remote Administration features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
VNC Connect
7.9
30 Ratings
Screen sharing00 Ratings9.626 Ratings
File transfer00 Ratings8.214 Ratings
Instant message00 Ratings9.417 Ratings
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers00 Ratings6.09 Ratings
Over-the-Internet remote session00 Ratings9.029 Ratings
Initiate remote control from mobile00 Ratings9.317 Ratings
Remote management of servers & workstations00 Ratings4.76 Ratings
Centralized management dashboard00 Ratings8.514 Ratings
Session record00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Annotations00 Ratings5.36 Ratings
Monitoring and Alerts00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Multi-platform remote control00 Ratings9.29 Ratings
User Ratings
Microsoft TeamsVNC Connect
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(250 ratings)
9.0
(36 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(8 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(52 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(191 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
5.7
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
6.4
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft TeamsVNC Connect
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Microsoft Teams is ideal for organizations where employees regularly collaborate by sharing files, working on the same documents, updating the progress, etc. This is because different file formats are supported for online editing and collaboration with the help of Microsoft Teams. Additionally, for every file which is shared among the team members, emails are not sent again and again which helps in easily managing and organizing files. It is less appropriate where the team members have to instantly reply to an urgent task as sometimes the notifications are not sent properly which may lead to a delay in the work.
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RealVNC
It is very easy to use if the remote device is already set up to receive connections, so if you are setting up devices before deploying them, it is a great tool to have. It is well-suited to use when shadowing users or using it as a teaching tool. There are other products that are better if you are trying to help someone on a one-use basis.
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Pros
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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RealVNC
  • VNC Connect does an excellent job in remotely connecting to a computer through either your local area network or even another computer on the internet. As long as the VNC Connect services is installed and the client is running in the background.
  • VNC Connect provides password protection to prevent unauthorized users from attempting to remotely access your computer. There's an option to have a separate password to remotely view vs view & access a computer. You can even add an additional level of security by turning on the feature to require Windows login credentials.
  • VNC Connect provides an additional set of controls after a remote connection has been established with another computer. You can have special keystrokes like Ctrl+Alt+Del sent as a command sequence to the other computer as well as access more than a single screen when in use at the remote computer location.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • I sometimes have a hard time viewing both the meeting screen and chat window at the same time.
  • There have been times when someone in a meeting will totally lose their connection.
  • At times the sound quality is not what it should be which makes it hard to hear each other.
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RealVNC
  • Its a pretty straight forward product - I would like to see more tools with a "wow" factor.
  • Panel colors are blah - I would like more eye-catching colors.
  • A more consistent look with all platforms - like Mac & PC.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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RealVNC
VNC is a solid product for the price. It simply works and its reliable across different platforms. Some products state they work well in the Mac environment but don't deliver. This one does what it says. Connections are reliable, but of course, this depends on internet connections. The product works well over wireless connections as well. It delivers on what a remote tool should deliver on. My technicians are happy with the product and customers appreciate the ease of use when letting us connect to their systems. Some also appreciate the remote support while they are multi-task.
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Usability
Microsoft
User experience has been much better than the previous Skype for Business app. It has an easy-to-use interface with persistent chats. The search feature is very fast and useful. MS Teams has mostly focused on Collaboration and team building features which are very useful for organizational communications. Since Teams is accessible from multiple platforms like Laptop, Desktop, Mobile phones, etc it has been very convenient from a Mobility perspective.
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RealVNC
VNC Connect is a solid product and our techs are very confident that they can get the job done using it. Reliability is key for us since we have a small support team and many users to support. It also helps keep us in the background more allowing the end-users to multi-task. VNC supports our goal of providing quick and efficient services.
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Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
Rare, but outages do happen
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RealVNC
No answers on this topic
Performance
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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RealVNC
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Microsoft
Using Microsoft Teams has resulted in much faster business communications with both co-workers and consultants. There has been little need for support with this software as the interface is very intuitive and the product is overall very well designed. We did encounter an issue with the built-in phone service, however, this was quickly resolved by the support team.
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RealVNC
VNC Connect is a reliable product that has been around for a long time. It is reasonably priced and works well in the Mac & PC environment. When you have a small team that supports many users we need tools that we can rely upon and that will get the job done on the first try. Many customers appreciate the quick assistance and can multi-task while our team works on their computer issues remotely. From a customer service point of view, this tool gives us transparency and efficient effectiveness.
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Online Training
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
RealVNC
The training is very informative, quick and to the point. All of the details one would need are present so the user doesn't have to go searching for additional information just to use the application. The layout of the training was also neat and concise, some of the other training sessions for other companies I've done in the past were confusing and not well thought out, this one is much more superior
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
I find everything I need for my day-to-day work.
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RealVNC
No problem at all, love the product.
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Alternatives Considered
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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RealVNC
VNC is light and sleek with the quick setup, was impressed with the quick setup despite poor Internet connection outdoor. TeamViewer is good, but the pricing is not as good as VNC. Both do the basic job, but VNC still outperform TeamViewer in terms of performance and ease of use.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
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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RealVNC
No answers on this topic
Scalability
Microsoft
It does not appear to have a limit to how many teams and employees we can have using it
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RealVNC
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
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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RealVNC
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
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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RealVNC
  • I have just used the software for about 1 month and so far so god. I am saving time whenever I can access my client's computers from my desk as opposed to having to leave my office to go to their offices. Saves me time and the client money.
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