Miro vs. Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Miro
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Miro is an online collaborative whiteboard for cross-functional teams, boasting over 20 million product managers, project managers, Agile coaches, developers, and other team members around the world as users of Miro to collaborate, brainstorm, and visualize ideas.
$12
per month per user
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Skype for Business was an online messaging and conferencing tool, now superseded by Microsoft Teams.N/A
Pricing
MiroSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MiroSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsCONSULTANT: For consultants and agencies working with client teams. $12 per user per month (billed annually) BUSINESS: For teams requiring SSO and options for external collaborators. $16 per user per month (billed annually) ENTERPRISE: Custom pricing. Proposal upon request. For companies that need advanced features and security. Education (Classroom): Miro helps you to engage with your students wherever they are, guide discussions, design a research project, illustrate key concepts, leave feedback, and facilitate group work easily. Free forever up to 100 users Education (Student): Miro makes distance learning and working with classmates or colleagues easy and fun. If you're a student, an educator or a school, you can apply for a Miro account. Free for 2 years & up to 10 users Non-Profit: Nonprofit organizations get a 30% discount on paid Miro plans (per user per month) to support the important work they're doing. 30% Discount Start-Ups: Miro is aiming at enabling startups to work effectively together, from brainstorming with digital sticky notes to planning and visualizing ideas to bring your business to life $8 per user per month & a $1,000 credit
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Community Pulse
MiroSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Considered Both Products
Miro
Chose Miro
We use Microsoft Teams for texting and communication. When the whiteboard feature appeared, I directly tested it because I like to reduce the number of tools we use at work. However, the performance is very poor; writing, creating diagrams, and moving elements it's really …
Chose Miro
I have no opinion about that becasue I didn't use any of these apps
Chose Miro
It selected by the managers, not by me. It is easy to use, and it has more useful tools.
Chose Miro
Well above quality and potential observed on the Microsoft Teams whiteboard
Chose Miro
ease of use, the low overhead of prereqs, cloud-based, saas.
Chose Miro
I discovered that in Miro I have combined functionalities from other tools, like the possibility to create mind maps like with MindManager, a great blank canvas or whiteboard for online collaboration with integrated calls like in Teams, and the possibility to map processes like …
Chose Miro
Because it was available in my company and I liked the options it gave.
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Chose Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
We have recently started using the tools which I listed above, these are contemporary with all the additional features required for the world which is looking at the work from home option as the new normal, some functions in our organization are thinking of completely making …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
MiroSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Miro
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.4
197 Ratings
High quality audio00 Ratings8.0193 Ratings
High quality video00 Ratings7.8188 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements00 Ratings6.7185 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings7.2149 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
Miro
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
8.0
194 Ratings
Desktop sharing00 Ratings8.4194 Ratings
Whiteboards00 Ratings7.6123 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Miro
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.8
191 Ratings
Calendar integration00 Ratings8.4177 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings8.3185 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings7.286 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings7.3146 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings7.7118 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Miro
-
Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
8.0
176 Ratings
Live chat00 Ratings8.4174 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings7.997 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings7.697 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Miro
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Ratings
Skype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
7.7
159 Ratings
User authentication00 Ratings7.9145 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings7.6151 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings7.4113 Ratings
User Ratings
MiroSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(3608 ratings)
7.6
(199 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(65 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(36 ratings)
9.0
(14 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(12 ratings)
8.4
(76 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.5
(2981 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Configurability
2.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.6
(6095 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
MiroSkype for Business, now part of Microsoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
Miro
The seamless integrations with top-ranked tools like Zoom, Jira, and Google tools makes it easy to connect with other applications and workflows. It's easy to create and organise ideas visual with mind maps, which is great way to brainstorming and collaborate on new projects easily. The support team is very user-friendly and supportive at any given time.
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Microsoft
Skype is useful for collaborations across distances, including work from home, as well as a more convenient way to communicate with a large group of people. Skype is also useful to communicate with specific parties quickly, rather than relying on cellular service in areas where not as available. Skype is less useful if the team does not use computers , tablets, smartphones, etc in daily workflow as it would rarely be used.
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Pros
Miro
  • Miros features are stand-out like sticky notes, digital markers and shapes makes work easier.
  • Boost our collaboration remotely and on-premises.
  • Easy to use templates which are great for my team ideating and brainstorming sessions during project management.
  • Keep all our resources connected to our board by embedding documents, spreadsheets and PDFs with simple clicks.
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Microsoft
  • Quickly check a user's status and communicate with them.
  • Video conferencing is breathtaking, and the voice quality is excellent.
  • It's a very user-friendly site with straightforward responses.
  • Cloud, hybrid and on-premise deployment options are available for document sharing via chat.
  • The video conferencing quality is excellent, and it is possible to organize your groups in a professional manner.
  • This tool is easy to use and integrates with Calendar to view team members' schedules.
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Cons
Miro
  • Privacy mode to allow participate to create cards that are hidden by facilitator.
  • Polls or voting that is simplified.
  • Allow the facilitator to separate background/structure items (that cannot be moved) from other items that everyone can interact with (that can move), thus preventing error movements in boards.
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Microsoft
  • Skype's UI leaves a lot to be desired, especially considering newer platforms like Zoom, Teams, Slack, Meet, and so on. It's slow and lacks many features that are now de facto in the newer communication apps.
  • Skype calendar also is often buggy - meeting times do not get updated on the calendar even if the correct time does come up on the Outlook calendar.
  • It does not give you the option to mute chats - oftentimes, you want to keep some group chats on mute without leaving them entirely.
  • Closing off a chat before it's saved will remove it from Skype history. You'd need to go search for it on Outlook mail.
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Likelihood to Renew
Miro
Miro is very good but still too basic. It would be great to have more precision and some advanced tools. More control over the text size and objects alignment is a need for our design team. Also, the experience on the tablets is not so good. Many dead clicks and problems while trying to select objects and tools.
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Microsoft
The software is simple to install and configure. It is rather simple to explain for correct use. It is possible to profile users for the different functions offered. It is integrated quite completely with Outlook and with Active Directory security. It performs all communication functions well with one or more interlocutors and the possibility of granting control of your computer is convenient.
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Usability
Miro
It's pretty easy to use. My gripes are with some small idiosyncrasies with selection behavior with objects and editing text. When I move an object, it automatically de-selects it when I am not done with it. I have to click to select again. Text control is challenging and could be improved. It could use a little more styling capability. It's also weird that it behaves differently in a shape then when using the text tool.
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Microsoft
Very easy to use. Even though Microsoft Teams has a lot of features and integrations, as a user I feel completely comfortable on finding what I need, getting information about the app extensions and using them. It's a very comprehensive tool, intuitive design and does not make me feel tired to be using it. I am glad with the current experience.
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Reliability and Availability
Miro
I have never had a problem with the availability
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Performance
Miro
Most of the time pages load quickly but occasionally it does take time to point you to the area that you initially worked on.
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Microsoft
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Support Rating
Miro
I have personally not required support when something was broken but used the training slides provided to get more knowledge of the tool
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Microsoft
I have only had to reach out to the Support team at Skype for Business once with an issue, and I was pleasantly surprised and encouraged by the quickness and thoroughness of their response. The wait time was short and my question was dealt with politely and clearly, so I would say the support team has it together.
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In-Person Training
Miro
Not applicable as never had in person training
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Miro
Superb. very well explained videos. Really helps get the knowledge up on the product. The slides are divided into the topics of usage. I have enjoyed following and implementing all of these slides. The videos are well explained and it is easy to follow. There are tutorials that you can take yourself later. It would be nice however if more training modules were added.
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Microsoft
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Implementation Rating
Miro
Our implementation consisted in the following phases: 1. A couple of member of our teams started with a free account where they played with some of the features and mapped some of our business flows 2. We added more members into the product who were participating in the business flows of the phase 1 3. We divided into teams (Marketing, Product, Engineering) and we gave every member an account
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Microsoft
Skpe for business is utilized company wide in regards to my company. Everyone not only uses it, but uses it often. It is an effective way of communicating. It also integrates very nicely with outlook and all conversation history is pushed to a folder within the outlook system. We also have it so that if someone misses a message, they are sent an email reminder saying that there is a message that went unread.
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Alternatives Considered
Miro
During pandemic we heavily relied on Miro for our meetings with our clients and projects discussion with our teams that were remotely working. We were able to achieve a great milestone over the years of using Miro. Boosted our workflow, collaboration and teamwork. I love the support team was readily accessible and proactive 24/7.
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Microsoft
For the below reason I will always choose this app over its competitors: Better audio and video quality, Little to no disconnections or freezing when on a call/video conference Integrates well with mailbox/ calendar/ one drive, and SharePoint is easy to use
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Scalability
Miro
The product is being used across the company and still no issues with the same.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Miro
  • Miro makes it super easy to collaborate in a hybrid working environment.
  • Allows teams to work together on different projects, interactive workshops easily.
  • Saves time and cost. By allowing us to ideate engage and hold meetings in virtual room which enhances productivity and efficiency of all our employees.
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Microsoft
  • Skype for Business has enabled a migration in part away from fixed line telephony and introduced the user to mobile working with a headset which cannot be overstated as being a game changer.
  • Being able to schedule Skype for Business meetings through Outlook has meant meetings with colleagues without a meeting room has been a great enabler.
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