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We want to be able to track who watched training videos we post to our SharePoint Employee Intranet.  Not just how many times a video was watched, but capture their login.  Is / will that be a feature?

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Please consider an API or Connector function to send signals to an LMS upon completion.

Currently, Microsoft Stream has the ability to track view events.  As for the deeper analytics, we currently do not have deeper analytics on a per video level.

 

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I am new to Stream. I see on the home site that Steam will have intelligence to produce a text version so you can search and go directly to a spot in a video, facial recognition and linked time codes. I uploaded a training video we had but none of these f

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When you Share a video you get the option to include a Start time (?st=30), I expect that syntax would work for any video. 

Thanks @Andrew Hough for you question.  The intelligence capabilities that you listed for Face detection and Transcripts are currently available in either Microsoft Strea

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I'm a big fan, as Stream seems to have UX and UI at the centre of the design. I'm now looking to move my channels across from Video, but I'm finding the admin controls lacking. For example, we'd want to limit the creation of group and channels, but not li... Read More
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Hi Lee - Thanks for positive feedback. For the admin controls, we had discussed internally around splitting the Channel Creation and Restricting Uploads admin controls, b... Read More

I am working with a client that is a large enterprise, HQ in the USA, but also has thousands of users around the world, similar to Microsoft.

 

How does Microsoft or their customers of similar size help guide users in their own O365 Tenants with best practi

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Hi Robert, we'll try to find the right people to answer this question and follow up on this.

Both channels and groups can have custom images for the respective channel and/or group. Out of curiosity, are you looking for more than that here?

 

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Great question! Also, O365 Video leveraged SharePoint, so we could use our Vanity URL. With Stream, will it also allow that or will it have to remain as stream.microsoft.... Read More

How does stream determine the appropriate resolution to transcode videos to.  Will it play back a lower resolution video at higher resolutions - like a 640x360 video upscaled to 1280x720 (causin pixelation) or does it only transcode to it's original resol

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Just tried the an odd sized video. It looks like we just add black bars around the top or sides to make it 16:9, but we don't do any strecthing or resizing so everything

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You can take a look at this blog post we did a while back explainging how we do transcoding of videos:

https://stream.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/what-happens-to-your-videos-after-upload/

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When you browse and look under groups only being able to sort, even by name, is not great when you have a lot of O365 groups.  Will search by group capability be coming at some point?

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Hi Todd,

A great workaround is to "follow" the channels within Groups you care about. This will surface the content under your Followed Channels. Then you will be able to... Read More

You can search for groups today when adding a video you own to a group/channel but currently you cannot search for a group directly from the search page. This is somethin

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Does the Stream roadmap foresee in integration of Stream administrated video as formal e-learnings, supported via SCORM eLearning Package, in LMS solutions (as CornerStone, SAP LMS) ?

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Likewise for the new Forms app. Would be great if MS is thinking about how these services will be integrated into larger solutions.

We've talked about this in the past but no concrete plans around this right now. I see you already added your idea.. for others, you can vote on William's idea here:

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Stream-Ideas/Stream-video-eLearning-LMS-integration-wrap-as-SCORM-package/idi-p/83712

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Anyone know if there are any plans to route Stream over ExpressRoute with other o365 services?

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Playback of videos for sure doesn't go over ExpressRoute. We aren't sure if upload of videos and the access to Stream web goes over ER or not. We'll have to investigate t

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I would assume yes but taking into account you can deploy (if required and recommended by Microsoft / a partner) ExpressRoute to connect to Office 365:
- https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Routing-with-ExpressRoute-for-Office-365-e1da26c6-2d39-4379-af6f-4da213218408?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
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I'd love to discover new Stream videos via Delve. This would help discoverability for me. What are the team's thoughts?
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Videos uploaded to O365 Video already do show up in Delve. As we move to Stream we need to rebuild this integration with Delve, which is on our list for the future as par

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Thank you for joining us and voicing your questions and feedback during this fun and action-packed hour.  

 

We will put together a summary document of what was covered during and share it in this group. See you next time!

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Is the Stream player ADA/508 Compliant?

 

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Hey Kristen, this is an excellent question! Stream today supports many of the requirements for 508 compliancy like descriptive alternative texts, caption and transcript s
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GUIDs aren't friendly. Though it would be more useful as a general O365 service with a central registry, the ability to generate a friendly URL for sharing (e.g.: mycompany.aka.ms/MyOnboardingVideo) would be really helpful. 

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Eli, this is a great idea. We are not tracking this today so would love it if you can post it on our ideas forum - https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Stream-Ideas/idb-p/StreamIdeas... Read More
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I do not see Skype for business or Skype for business broadcast listed in the integrations.

Are Skype recordings or Broadcast recordings able to be stored directly in stream (or does it take a 2 step process?  Does the Skype "Publish" button in the Skype r

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I'd also like to see this as a way for people to follow up on a meeting or a Skype for Business training.

Quick, without thinking, what is your favorite new video in Office 365 feature that Microsoft Stream now brings?

 

Mine is the jump-to in comments. 

 

Yours?

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I love the how if you share the link to a channel in Yammer, the user see's the whole collection directly from their feed! Very powerful.

Definitely the 50GB file size. Makes it easy to share call recordings and other longer format videos without having to cut things up. 

What Mark is referring to is you can in your comment add time codes (e.g., "look at what the user is saying at 00:45" and voila 00:45 becomes an active link to that time ... Read More

For additional information - check out the announcement blog and all the great resources available on our documentation pages

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With a call out to the new MicrosoftStream MSFTMechanics video Intro & demo by @Vishal Sood

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Hi David, we are looking at doing more related to Information Protection, eDisovery, DLP in Stream. We don't have a timeline to share at this time but will share more as ... Read More

Stream looks very powerful and we're trying it out. What APIs are, or will be, available for us to get insights about video views, downlods etc.

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We don't have APIs at this time, sorry. We have API suppor toward the top of our list. When we start on APIs we can take into account the desire to get stats/insights (wh

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I am working with a client that is a large enterprise, HQ in the USA, but also has thousands of users around the world, similar to Microsoft.

 

How does Microsoft or their customers of similar size help prevent in their own O365 Tenant users from adding con

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Hi @robert:

This is definitely something we considered, but we did not get to this in time for GA. This is on our roadmap and we will get to this soon. However, as a Strea... Read More

Whenever I upload a caption file, the Apply button is greyed out. I have been able to work around this by clicking the Comments on/off toggle icon. After doing this, the Apply button is active and my new caption file will load in the player.

 

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Thanks again, Desmond! This is a bug that we have filed and are working to fix on our side. You can add it to our ideas forum so we can update so we can update the post t

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Hey Desmond, thanks for reaching out with this. We are taking a look at it right now.

I am working with a client that is a large enterprise, HQ in the USA, but also has thousands of users around the world, similar to Microsoft.

 

How does Microsoft try to help ensure the video playback is smooth for people that are viewing content intended f

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@Robert Hostetler Stream today stores content in a single geo region. So in this case all users will get content served from main DCs. In terms of performance, we are loo

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Can you list the content restrictions in Stream

1) Number of videos total and per channel

2) Max number of channels

3) Max number of groups

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@Michael Holste posted a nice link to the Stream help article, "Quotas and Limitations." You'll find a ton of limits and numbers for tenants, groups, channels, videos, et

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The current storage capacities of Stream are much lower then the quotas in Stream Preview. We are a school en used Stream extensivly in Preview and will continue to use Stream now it is in GA. We'll probably hit the new quotas when the current 90 days of

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Hi Otmar:

If you have an Office 365 Enterprise/Academic license, Stream is included as a part of the that license - so you will not be hitting the "Trial" limits. For the ... Read More

Enterprise Social feedback is very important nowadays, to monitor and improve on effectiveness of enterprise solutions. Stream current lacks rank/score capabilities (beyond the simple one-dimensional 'like'). Will these be added in near-future? And also t

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Sorry, we don't have any plans to allow a rating score/star for a video (1-5, etc). There has been several research studies that say that people are much more likely to l

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(Enterprise) Video being 'company content', same (enterprise) content management rules must be supported, for internal content governance. Requested capabilities are:

* Approval workflow to uploaded videos; including moderation

* Publish video on future dat

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Hi @William van Strien, we are looking to support this with Microsoft Flow integration but don't have a concrete timeline for it yet.

 

If you can vote on the idea (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Stream-Ideas/Administrator-content-approval-for-end-user-uploads/idi-p/79709

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Is the Stream storage per user cumulative as in if 10 users then 500MB x 10 plus the default storage?

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We also rolled this up in the SharePoint pov blog post within the MS Tech Community on Jun 20th here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Blog/Microsoft-Stream-general-availability-GA-what-you-need-to-know/ba-p/80288... Read More

Yes, the storage is pooled.

[EDIT: Ashish's post has a link that gives more info - sorry for my short post - trying to do too many things at once ;) ]

Hi Jeffery - In Stream, we are using a pooled storage model, which means when a tenant signs-up for 10 users, the total storage available will be 500 GB(base) + 0.5GB x 1... Read More

Welcome to the Microsoft Stream Ask Microsoft Anything! This live hour gives you the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback directly to the Microsoft Stream team.  

  

Please post your question in a new thread. You can view the AMA Guidelines here

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Hi! I'm Kathi, a Technology Integration Specialist from Washington Township Public Schools in southern New Jersey.

Ken Ginsburg - Princeton NJ. Looking forward to hear more about what's in the roadmap for Stream as there seems to be many things of a work-in-progress as well as transit... Read More
Hi everyone, I'm Ashish Chawla and I am a Program Manager for Enterprise Media working on Microsoft Stream. Happy to answer all your questions this morning.
Hello everyone :). This is Vishal Sood, I am the PM owner for Stream and Office 365 Video and am here to answer all your questions. Thank you very much for your time.
Sherman from Vancouver. Two AMAs in two-days! Awesome!
Can you invite External users to upload Videos to Stream in a safe manner? Was curious if it had this capability.
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Today you can't. We don't have any support for external users in Stream today. We know this is important and is on our list to do but no specfic timeline. 

 

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Would be nice to share a video via a link with outside users, like how you can share a file from Office 365 with a link without requiring them to log in.  I do Skype for Business meetings and record my tech meetings with our local k12 school districts and

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Agreed, this would be great for us to have.

 

Sharing videos outside of your company as public /anonymous is on our list for the future but we don't have a timeline yet. 

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What is the difference between a channel and a group? I want to add some training videos for the teachers.
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Hi Sharon, At a high level, - Channels are a great way to organize content at the company level or within a Group. - Groups are a great way to permission videos to a grou... Read More

Business needs insight on the effectiveness of enterprise video distribution. For this, they request more in-depth usage/view statistics: time-watched per users, drop-off points, intensity maps, numbers of watches per group, break down per country. Are su

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Currently, Microsoft Stream has the ability to track view events.  As for the deeper analytics, we currently do not have deeper analytics on a per video level.

 

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Are there any plans to create a Microsof Stream Moodle Plugin? Would love to have this added to the Office 365 plugins already available to Moodle.

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No plans right now. We will be opening up Stream APIs in the future. When we do that it'll be possible to build something for Moodle with our APIs. But if you want us to

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I have an app in Sharepoint that deplays general training that are on YouTube but I do not think I can add them to a Stream Channel. This is a great idea but we do not have a lot of video we created ourselves. Am I missing how to do this or am I right and

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Not sure what you want to achieve: add references to YouTube videos in Stream? I think it could be better to add those references and stream ones in SPO sites for instanc... Read More

I hope to get answers to the following questions: 1) When can we have controls on Translation/Transcription services within Stream? We had to block Stream due to the risk around customers not understanding the implications (like eDiscovery) of using this

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1) When can we have controls on Translation/Transcription services within Stream? We had to block Stream due to the risk around customers not understanding the implicatio

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Does the Stream roadmap foresee in PowerPoint player functionality embedded in Stream? Similar as present in other Enterprise Video Solutions (Sonic Foundry / Mediasite, Panopto, Mediaplatform, Qumu, Kollective) ? This is a big demand from our internal de

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We have talked about this internally but have no concrete plans around when this will be available. Could you please share this on our ideas forum so that others can vote... Read More
Related to this, how does Office Mix play in all this? Currently can push directly to O365, but still not clear how the 0365/Stream merge/overlap/replacement is going to ... Read More

What happens on migration - what happens automatically and what happens at our discretion?
- do we get a warning?
- do we need to opt for migration?
- does everything get migrated in one block migration?
- does everything that was in Video the next day appear

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See what we've documented about the transition here already: https://stream.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/stream-migrate-from-o365/

 

It'll be in phases, opt-in, opt-

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We are very excited to announce an upcoming opportunity to 'Ask Microsoft Anything' (AMA) about Microsoft Stream! The AMA will take place on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pacific Time in the Microsoft Stream AMA space.

 

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How do I track which users have finished viewing a video that I uploaded to Microsoft Stream?

Do external user need a license?
Can I share videos with external users?

Can you explain why there has been zero feedback since March 12, 2016 on the Office 365 video user feedback forum regarding external sharing (the single highest requested

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Looking forward for this AMA session..

This sounds nice, but what about being able to record skype meetings?

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And upload those recordings to Stream :-)...I do a lot with my customers
you can already record skype for business meetings and presentations.