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Changes are Coming to Microsoft Stream

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.).

Will the Stream (Classic) Portal go Away?

Yes. Here is the current timeline for UIW's transition away from the Stream (Classic) portal.

  • February 2023 – January 2024
    • Classic Stream is no longer available after January 1, 2024
  • February 2023 – November 2023
  • August 2023
    • Videos may no longer be uploaded to Classic Stream for all UIW users, although the portal will remain open to view, share, and download un-migrated content.
  • December 2023
    • Any remaining videos in Classic Stream will be automatically migrated to (New) Stream for the remaining users and groups.

What to Do If You Have Content in Stream (Classic)

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...

  1. (Optional) Login to Stream (Classic) and delete content you do not want/need anymore.
    1. While optional, this will grant you an opportunity to cull older, outdated content from being available.
  2. Fill out the (New) Stream Migration Form to request the migration of your Classic Stream library to your OneDrive.
    1. Alternatively, you may scan the QR code in the right sidebar.

Guides for the (New) Stream experience

What are the Differences Between Classic Stream and (New) Stream?

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...


Is there still a Stream application? Open
Why can't I find my videos from Classic Stream in the (New) Stream Web app? Open
I've embedded a video in (New) Stream but people can't view the video Open
I uploaded a video to OneDrive, but there aren't captions or a transcript Open
I used a Class group in Classic Steam to host videos, can that content be migrated? Open
Will my Classic Stream videos keep their permissions Open
I want to migrate my Classic Stream videos myself Open
Will my old embeds or sharing links still work after a video is migrated? Open
"This Video Has been Migrated" notice on embedded content Open

(New) Stream Migration Request Form

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.

QR code to (New) Stream Migration form

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