Microsoft is retiring the current version of Stream (called Classic Stream) within the coming year. You won't be able to upload videos to the portal after July 2023 and this portal will be deleted entirely on January 1, 2024.
The (New) Stream experience is now available and moving forward, you won't need to upload videos to Classic Stream to receive benefits like transcripts, closed captioning, descriptions, comments, and more. Now, all videos uploaded to OneDrive or the Stream Web app will have those classic features and some new ones like chapters, improved analytics, playlists, noise removal, and even an improved recording tool. Additionally, videos can now be managed and shared through embeds and sharing links just like any other file type (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
Yes. Here is the current timeline for UIW's transition away from the Stream (Classic) portal.
If you currently have video content stored in Stream (Classic), it will need to be moved before the platform's retirement date of January 1, 2024. We have a migration tool that will migrate your Classic Stream video library for you so there's no work needed to be done on your end. Classic Stream users should...
The (New) Stream experience has almost all the features of Classic Stream, and even some new ones. The list below will outline the features that are available when managing videos moving forward.
The following features are not currently available on videos uploaded to the (New) Stream platform...
The following features are either new or available on videos uploaded to the (New) Stream platform...
Yes! Even though all the videos are now treated like normal files in OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint... Stream remains a part of the suite. The (New) Stream Web app is the application and experience that users can use to record, upload, discover, share, and play videos stored in Microsoft 365.
Please note, Classic Stream content will not appear in the (New) Stream Web app until it is migrated by the owner or through the Software Team.
The (New) Stream Web app will only display content found within your OneDrive or from Teams sites you are a part of. Videos in Classic Stream will not appear anywhere else until they are migrated by a Software Specialist or manually moved by yourself (Or, the owner of the content).
Videos stored in OneDrive, SharePoint, or Teams can still be embedded into other spaces. However, the embed code doesn't use the permissions assigned when generating sharing links for a video. This means, when you generate 'Anyone with a Link Can View/Edit' or 'UIW Can View/Edit' sharing links, they have no bearing on any embeds you create.
Instead, video embeds must be granted access via the 'Manage Access' panel in the video file's sharing menu. This guide will walk you through creating an embed code in the (New) Stream and show you where to designate permissions for it.
Unlike Stream (Classic), the new experience doesn't automatically create transcripts and closed captioning. While it's only a few clicks, this must be turned on for each video and you can learn how to generate a transcript and captions here.
Absolutely! Class groups are created every semester for instructors to have a single, convenient permission entry to provide all students in the class access to a video. If you've used this and stored content in Classic Stream under a class group, please denote the name(s) of the class group in question 2 of the (New) Stream Migration Request Form.
Yes, if they are migrated by request through the (New) Stream Migration Request Form. Videos migrated through this method will retain their permissions, existing sharing links and embeds, and names.
If Classic Stream content is migrated independently, none of the metadata will be transferred.
The workflow to independently move Classic Stream content to OneDrive is...
Please note, content migrated manually will not keep their Stream Classic permissions, transcripts, and analytics. These items will be kept if they are migrated by the Software Team through the Migration form.
Yes, if your Classic Stream library is migrated by a Software Specialist. Your existing video links and/or embeds will continue to function until February 15, 2025. After that date, they will need to be re-implemented in your content.
If you choose to manually move your Classic Stream content on your own, by downloading and uploading it to OneDrive... then existing links/embeds with not work. Existing links and embeds will only work if the content is migrated by a Software Specialist.
If your content has been migrated and you have a piece of embedded video content, you might see a 'This video has been Migrated' within the frame. This is a temporary, known issue, and Microsoft is working to solve it. Your video is NOT broken, and users can click on the 'Watch Video' button to view the video content.
To have your Classic Stream library migrated for you, fill out the migration form by opening the page directly or by scanning the QR code below.
Contact a Software Specialist for help with all things Stream.