08-17-2016 02:17 AM
08-17-2016 02:17 AM
Apologies if this has been covered before but does anyone know if Videos on either Office 365 Video or Microsoft Stream can be shared out to the public with a link as yet?
08-17-2016 03:23 AMSolution
08-17-2016 07:45 AM
We have public/anonymous sharing of videos on the list for the future but not actively working on it yet. Keep the votes coming in on uservoice.
08-23-2016 08:22 PM
09-01-2016 03:14 AM
Any Office 365 feature that offers unlimited, anonymous sharing presents a commercial challenge to Microsoft. Those of us with long memories will remember the Office 365 'Public website' feature that allowed a company to purchase a single E3 license and host their corporate web site with unlimited bandwidth/downloads/users. This feature was withdrawn for all the right reasons.
What Microsoft need to do with Stream/O365 video is add a cost option for those corporates that want unlimited, unauthenticated, public access to a video channel. This could have some kind of 'fair usage' or monthly bandwidth limit to protect them from the 0.1% of users that abuse any SaaS offering.
We are not trying to take on Facebook and YouTube which are predominantly C2C video platforms, what we should be looking to do is displace the likes of Brightcove, Ooyala, Wistia and Vimeo that many Office 365 customers have subscribed to because of their anonymous viewer and video feature capabilities. In terms of features we should be prioritizing those that allow for viewer interaction - Call to Actions, Intelligent Forms, Watermarks etc - so organizations can monetize their video content. This is not about getting 1,000,000 views of a fluffy cat, it is about getting the name and contact details of 10 viewers so they can be outbound marketed to!
09-07-2016 07:55 AM
05-16-2017 02:40 AM
Hi @Marc Mroz. Apologies for picking up this old thread and it reminds me that you and I had this conversation about 2 years ago too. ;-) I'm here today because of link through from the O365 Admin message centre announcement on coming transition plans to Stream. Wonder if you could update with the latest position on external sharing for Stream/Video? What will the relationship be - if any - between other O365 external sharing settings - SPO, Groups, OD4B?
05-16-2017 08:36 AM
05-17-2017 12:48 AM
Great answer, thanks Marc. I see you haven't lost any of your aptitude for being speedy, useful and thorough! ;-) Really appreciate these kinds of answers - they're a great help in planning our activities.
It's probably too early to share any details of how such a quota might work but from our point of view - albeit we're not necessarily the standard setup - it would be good if the quota allowed small numbers of views for many videos or, if a collective number, then one derived from total licensed users.
05-17-2017 07:34 AM
@Neil McCafferty - Since we aren't actively working on the "public anonymous playback" at this exact moment in time, it is hard to say what the quota model will be. This is still to be finalized, but to give you an idea of the direction we are thiking... it will likely be some pooled quota that applies to all videos in the tenant. It may likely be derived from number of licesned users similar to how storage quota works in SPO.
06-27-2017 06:37 AM
Is there a way to be notified about this feature when it's released? It would really streamline our business practice, as we're currently using outside suppliers for video hosting (Wistia).
06-27-2017 02:59 PM
When we add support for external guest access or public anonymous to Stream we'll for sure post on the Stream forum. We'll also start getting into better practice of posting these bigger features on the O365 public roadmap.
For O365 Video we are hopefully adding Guest access soon. I just need to do last mile verification on end to end scenario. If that works out then we can enable it. And we'd post on the forums letting people know.
10-05-2017 07:56 PM
I'm confused about why this is taking so long. It's kind of obvious that organisations who have committed to o365 video will want to share their work externally as well as internally. So why not make it easy? We're going to pursue Youtube instead. Shame, could have been fun.
10-05-2017 08:11 PM
10-09-2017 01:23 AM
Public access to videos is essential for my organisation too. I wouldn't have thought that MS would launch without this option being available to admins.
Please add as soon as possible.
10-30-2017 04:56 AM
01-11-2018 06:58 AM
This is important to our organization too. When will it be available? For now, I guess we need to put the videos somewhere else that is accessible.