#Microsoft365 – Microsoft Stream is a relatively new video streaming service for business, launched by Microsoft. Used to upload, view and share videos securely within your organization.


For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge go to the index page.

Microsoft Stream is the video management and sharing service for employees at all levels across businesses of all sizes who are interested in using videos in the workplace to connect, collaborate, learn and share information. Anyone can search for videos easily and consume them on their device, whenever and wherever. Read more…

Good to know:

  • You can manage who views your video content
  • Secure application access is enabled by Azure Active Directory
  • Helps you organize content into Channels and Groups
  • Works with Teams, SharePoint, OneNote & Yammer
  • Can transition from Office 365 Video
  • Groups allows you to define a set of owners and members
  • A group has its own mini video portal, with highlights page showing trending and new content
  • A video can be shared to different groups
  • A group in Microsoft Stream creates a Office 365 Group
  • This Office 365 Group will have a distribution list, group email address, calendar and SharePoint Site
  • Deleting a group in Stream will also delete the group in Office 365 (files, content and conversations)
  • You have the option to set the group to “Companywide” or private.
  • Owners have full control, members can be set to view or contribute
  • Channels are for ‘grouping’ content – not for permissions
  • You can follow a channel and videos can be shared to various channels
  • Available on Windows, Mac, iOS & Android.
  • Microsoft Stream uses ABR (Adaptive Bitrate Streaming) which determines your bandwidth and adapts the best quality available.
  • Microsoft Stream supports Microsoft Edge and the current versions of Chrome and Safari.
  • Live streaming capabilities are currently not available.
  • Here’s a look at how intelligence is infused throughout the Microsoft Stream experience:
    • Speech-to-text transcribed audio—Transcribed audio becomes searchable text. Simply type in descriptive keywords to jump to any point in a video they are spoken.
    • Face detection—With face detection, viewers can see where each person in the video is shown throughout the video. A clickable timeline indicates every place they appear.
    • Linked timecodes—Timecodes are displayed within the comments section and are linked to the text transcripts or table of contents, so you can jump to a specific point in the video.”


What is Microsoft Stream?
Microsoft Stream now available worldwide—new intelligent features take enterprise video to new heights

What Microsoft Stream means to Office 365

Purpose of this blog challenge:

I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365 (not necessarily one every day). I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.