Tag Archive: conferencing

How to get started with Google Meet for video conferencing

Working from home just got a lot easier.

The global pandemic has forced a lot of us to adapt to new work methods while we stay at home, and a big part of that is teleconferencing with your coworkers.

Google Meet is included as part of your G Suite account, but even those with a personal Gmail account can use Meet for free. However, you will be limited with the number of tools you have access to  [Read More…]

Let’s compare Zoom and Microsoft Teams for your video conferencing needs

Best Overall Microsoft Teams

From $ 5 per month/ per user at Microsoft

Pros Included with Microsoft 365 Collaboration tools Easy to connect to other programs Privacy and encryption Lets 250 people join virtual meetings Even more can join for live streaming events Cons Not compatible with Linux Call-in support costs extra Webinar support also costs extra

Microsoft Teams lets up to 250 people join traditional virtual meetings and 10,000 for live streaming events. It works  [Read More…]

Google Hangouts Meet vs. Zoom: Which conferencing tool is better for you?

Best for quick meetings Google Hangouts Meets

From $ 6/ mo. at Google

Pros Share screen Send files through chat Included with G Suite accounts No additional fee for call-in participants Cons Messy dashboard compared to Zoom Can host fewer participants Clunky and unreliable for Mac users

Google Hangouts Meet comes free with your G Suite subscription. This program is pretty basic but has all the collaboration tools you’ll need to conduct productive meetings. It also  [Read More…]

Amazon takes on Skype and Hangouts with its own video conferencing solution

Chime is an easy-to-use video conferencing tool powered by Amazon’s cloud platform.

Amazon Web Services has launched Chime, a cloud-based video conferencing service aimed at businesses. Available on Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac, Chime allows users to quickly set up meetings, offering VoIP and video calling, instant messaging, and screen sharing. The feature-set is similar to that of Hangouts, and Amazon is also targeting Skype for Business — which runs on Microsoft’s own cloud-based Azure ecosystem —  [Read More…]