What is Microsoft Stream?


Microsoft Stream is a secure video service where members of the Acadia community can upload, view, and share videos securely. You can share recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, training sessions, or other videos that aid your team's collaboration. 

Stream is built into other Microsoft 365 apps like Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, OneNote, and Forms. With Stream, users can access their videos on multiple devices from any location and deliver both live and on-demand videos to curated audiences.

Stream offers a number of features that will help you create and deliver the most engaging communications, meetings, training and education. These features include:

  • Speech to text and auto-generated closed captions.
  • Flexible permission settings that allow users to share videos with specific groups, channels and people.
  • Custom video libraries that can be organized by audience and topic.
  • Video commenting and time code tags to refer colleagues to specific parts of videos.

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Where will my video files be stored

  • Videos in Stream (on SharePoint) will be stored in the same place you store your Office files, in Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Yammer. Stream will enhance those videos—powering the playback and adding intelligent video experiences on top. 

How to access Stream (on SharePoint)? 

  • Files that you add or create in Microsoft 365 apps will now have the Stream interface. For example, if you upload a video to OneDrive or a SharePoint site and share it with others, they will watch the video through the Stream interface and its powerful set of features.
  • The app launcher in Office portal (office.portal.com) points to Stream (on SharePoint). 
  • You can also go directly to Stream via: stream.office.com.

What happens to my Stream (classic) SharePoint files? 

  • Your current Stream (classic) files will be maintained. You will not lose access to them. 
  • There will be an opportunity to migrate them. Technology Services will communicate prior to any migration of files. All permissions will be migrated along with the files.
  • Technology Services recommends that you review your existing files. Can any of them be archived or deleted? 

What happens to existing links on Stream (classic)?

Stream (Classic) URLs and embed links will keep working post migration. They will redirect to and play from the migrated destination locations.

How will storage quota work? 

Videos in Stream (on SharePoint) will consume the existing file storage quota from OneDrive and SharePoint.

Teams Meeting Recordings (TMR) make up the bulk of the current Stream storage. The fact that this content is shifting heavily to OneDrive means most meetings won’t consume your SharePoint storage quota. Teams Meeting Recordings have an automatic archive feature. 

Further Reading 

Teams Meeting Recordings (TMR) provides information on Teams Recordings storage and archiving. 


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