Stream overview (in SharePoint) - Microsoft Stream (2023)

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Stream (on SharePoint) is an intelligent enterprise video experience that's part of Microsoft 365. It lets you record, upload, discover, share, and manage video like any other file. Video is like any other document. It integrates seamlessly with Microsoft 365 Apps, so you get the same experience no matter where you add or interact with your video content.

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Easily upload videos to the same places in Microsoft 365 that you work with other files. In the same places, you get enterprise-grade video capabilities combined with what the SharePoint-based Microsoft 365 file platform offers.

Flow (in SharePoint)is uploading and using video files stored directly in SharePoint, Teams and OneDrive

Flow (classic)uses video files stored in retirementmicrosoftstream.comService

Stream (in SharePoint) replacedStream (Classic) being discontinued. If you are a new customer, you should use Stream (in SharePoint) to avoid having to migrate your videos to CY2023. If you are an existing Stream (Classic) customer, you should start your transition plan now. see ourGetting Started Guide for Stream (in SharePoint).eMigration Strategies Guidefor the ideas to begin.

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A new approach to corporate video

Stream (on SharePoint) is a rethink of the traditional enterprise video approach. In the past, it was technically difficult to deliver video at scale, so specialist providers developed standalone services that managed, stored and played back video from their own specialized silos. Stream (Classic) was the same. It was on the same network but isolated from the rest of the Microsoft 365 collaboration experiences. Additionally, integrating video into normal workflows was a challenge for most customers. A standalone service allows you to embed and link videos to other experiences, but these standalone video products like Stream (Classic) still suffer from low usage, low recognition, and tend to be the domain of experts. Stream (classic) didn't have any connections to the rest of Microsoft 365 beyond code and embedded links. Videos were not managed in the same way as other content, and the services available in Microsoft 365 to help with governance and compliance did not apply to Stream (classic).

Stream (classic) not connected to Microsoft 365

Flow (classic)
Traditional enterprise video approach
Microsoft 365
Collaborative apps and services
Stream overview (in SharePoint) - Microsoft Stream (2)incorporates
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user experienceUX (share, comment)
data processing and managementMicrosoft Research, Intelligence
data processing and management
(No connection)information management
(Legal Hold, eDiscovery, escrow, etc.)
Permissions, File Lifecycle, APIs
stream storageOneDrive and SharePoint Storage
MP4, MP3, ... arquivosDOC, PPT, XLS, PDF, ... files

But now we're changing that paradigm and making Stream - and enterprise video - an integral part of Microsoft 365. Stream (in SharePoint) is built on the same storage platform used by all other content types. Videos are now stored in SharePoint, Teams, and OneDrive, just like your documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Stream offers the same familiar sharing, searching, and commenting experiences as the other Microsoft 365 apps. To make this possible, we've invested heavily in playing video directly from the SharePoint platform that makes it all possible. Videos start quickly and play reliably without a separate dedicated video service.

Microsoft 365
Collaborative apps and services
Stream overview (in SharePoint) - Microsoft Stream (4)
UX (share, comment)
Microsoft Research, Intelligence
data processing and management
information management
(Legal Hold, eDiscovery, escrow, etc.)
Permissions, File Lifecycle, APIs
OneDrive and SharePoint Storage
DOC, PPT, XLS, PDF, MP4, MP3, ... arquivos

For administrators, this means you no longer need to deploy and manage a dedicated video solution that operates differently from the rest of your infrastructure. Since all videos are now common files in SharePoint, services and tools designed to work with SharePoint and OneDrive now work with videos. You get all the key management features that other file types in Microsoft 365 have, such as: B. Archiving and Versioning, eDiscovery, Legal Hold, Retention Policies, Audit Logs, Permissions and File Lifecycle, APIs and Analytics .

Why not a "one of a kind" video portal?

The idea of ​​a “single” video portal for your entire company didn't come from user needs, but from how enterprise video technology has worked in recent years. Videos needed to reside on a single portal to ensure they played at scale. However, if we talk to business and education users and understand their past actions on Stream (Classic), it's clear that they don't need a portal dedicated to just a single type of content. They found more utility in taking videos to other places viewers already visited. Videos were inserted on the organization's intranet, news articles, classes, posts, notebooks, wikis, websites, pages and portals mixed with texts, images, files and videos. These experiences, where people watched the most videos, were purpose-built brand experiences. A portal that is limited to videos only does not meet this need.

For example, if you look at the aggregated telemetry from Stream (Classic) over the last few years, it shows that people haven't visited the portal to explore videos. Content owners have only used Stream (Classic) as a hosting experience.

  • 83% of pageviews on Stream (Classic) came from direct links to a video or videos embedded elsewhere outside of Stream (Classic).
  • 12% of pageviews went to group, channel, and other pages in the stream (classic)
  • 5% of pageviews led directly to the classic stream portal homepage

So the single portal idea doesn't really work, with a few exceptions. Instead, videos are embedded where potential viewers are already going and videos are shared as files.

With Stream (in SharePoint) there is no longer a dedicated place to put videos. Users do what comes naturally and don't need to be taught. You can easily upload or create new videos like any other file directly into SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, Office and Yammer.

But since Stream (in SharePoint) is built on top of SharePoint, you can do that in addition to deep linking to videosSet up destinations for people to watch videos on your intranet with pages, websites, and portals. Create spots just for videos about a specific topic, or mix videos with all the other content you want people to see.

Flexible video organization

There are many ways people use and organize video within their organizations. Below is a high-level guide to help you understand where to store your files when using Stream (in SharePoint).

General Purpose #1:
Share on a small scale
General Purpose #2:
Across the organization from top to bottom
General Purpose #3:
work in groups
General Purpose #4:
Collaboration across the organization
He mustEasy video sharingEveryone in the organization can view videos, but few can add videosOnly team members can view and add videosAnyone in the organization can add videos that anyone can see
examplesShare on a small scale with a linkMessages from the CEO or other executives
Human resources information
Onboarding training for new employees
All types of teams, departments or divisions where everyone can contributeSingle video portal target for entire organization
Enterprise-wide video portal destination for specific topics or content
What to doUpload to OneDrive, Teams or SharePoint
Get a share link
Upload to SharePoint public communication site or Yammer public communityUpload to a private Teams teamOption A: Roll up organization-wide video through a SharePoint communication site with Featured Content Web Parts limited to videos across all sites

Option B: Single destination for videos uploaded through a public SharePoint communication site open for anyone to upload



See what's already possible with videos uploaded to SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and OneDrive, and what's next:

If you would like to help inform the itinerary, please contact:

  • Add your ideas and vote for features in our Stream Ideas Forum (on SharePoint):
  • Contact us directly by signing up for our customer connection program:

See too

common questions

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Migrate from Microsoft Stream (Classic) to Stream (in SharePoint)

Please reach out to the Stream engineering team to provide us with feedback and learn more about Stream (on SharePoint).

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