Jul 27 2021 09:30 AM - edited Jul 27 2021 09:45 AM
Jul 27 2021 09:30 AM - edited Jul 27 2021 09:45 AM
Msft manages to shroud everything they do in layers of mystery and confusion. Is there a simple one pager that lays out how a 365 tenant admin should approach the switch to the "new " stream? Preferably something that opens, unlike the broken link to the migration doc here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/classic-migration
I understand we can now opt to store Teams meetings in SP/OD which is fine, but what about videos we used to upload to Stream? Can we use the "new" Stream interface to upload those and leverage storage in SP/OD? What is the "new 365 video start page" mentioned here - is it just the old Stream page? https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=In%20development%2CLaunched&searchterm...
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Jul 28 2021 05:14 AM
@matt howell I have exactly the same questions as Matt.
We currently have a requirement to migrate the Stream content from another tenant to our current one and I would like to future proof this by migrating to SP/OneDrive rather than the Classic Stream Portal. However there is no way the users are going to be happy with a video file dumped in a SP Library when they currently have a dedicated Portal for the their Classic Stream videos.
I don't see any way to host modern Stream videos in the Stream portal and the Stream Web Part only works with Classsic Stream. The provided documentation from MS doesn't answer any of these questions.
Can anyone on here help?
Jul 28 2021 05:50 AM - edited Jul 28 2021 05:53 AM
@agaskell Hi, I wouldn't say your question is identical really. But there are so much info available at the docs so I don't get why you cannot seem to find this information. You need to put in some work (no offence!).
Why don't you fill out the form and connect with the Stream team and apply for early adopters too?
As for the migration tool:
"The migration tool discussed in this article is still under development. We are providing detailed information about how the tool will work in the FUTURE, so that you can plan for the migration and give us feedback on our plan. If you wish to give us feedback on the plan or specific suggestions, please fill out this survey after you've read all the articles.
In addition, we are seeking early adopters to try out the tool before it's released to the public. To be considered for the migration tool early adopter program sign up here.
For customers using Stream (Classic), we will support your transition to Microsoft Stream over time, with a phased introduction of new features in Microsoft 365, migration tools, and guidance.
We have not yet set a retirement date for Stream (Classic). We'll only set a retirement date after:
1. Needed Stream (Classic) video features are rebuilt and available in Microsoft 365 (See roadmap)
2. The migration tool described below is fully available with needed capabilities
After the above two requirements are met, we'll give you 9-12 months notice before the retirement date is effective and Stream (Classic) is no longer available.
Jul 28 2021 03:11 PM - edited Jul 28 2021 03:29 PM
@agaskellUnfortunately Msft typically mixes their marketing hype with technical documentation and uses misleading feature names like "Stream (on Sharepoint)". I talked to a Msft support engineer who told me that despite the hype, not that much is changing other than the introduction of the Stream start page which will aggregate videos from all 365 locations instead of just Stream. So the "big idea" is the new start page will align Stream with the format of the existing Office apps like Word, OneNote etc. Seems obvious that it should have always been that way, but I digress....
The start page preview is only accessible via the direct url stream.office.com and you'll see there the "upload" option only lets you upload to onedrive (similar to what the create link does for other apps). I imagine they'll add other Sharepoint locations at some point, but again that isn't made clear. There's no way to upload to Stream hosting from the start page.
Though the start page change isn't a big deal (no one will likely use it anyway), the direction to move away from Stream storage IS an issue because Msft hasn't yet updated the Stream web part to support non Stream locations, and hasn't provided an alternative easy way of embedding videos on pages for non technical users. Expecting them to go to a library and copy a link into an iframe code in the embed web part ain't going to fly.
So it's a cart before the horse situation: they should have provided a simple media web part FIRST (or updated the Stream web part) that lets you pick a video file from anywhere videos are stored before messing with the start page. That would have made their intentions and these changes much clearer. That, and writing a succinct description of what is actually happening ....
Jul 29 2021 12:02 AM
Oct 04 2021 09:19 PM
@ChristianJBergstrom The Stream ideas and blog pages are months behind. Our staff are frustrated at this forced transition now, which is a support issue in my opinion.
Oct 04 2021 09:36 PM
Oct 05 2021 12:21 AM
@matt howell @Stephen Black Well, it wont get any better by complaining in the community. So either reach out to the official support or connect with the Stream team Microsoft Stream customer connections - Microsoft Stream | Microsoft Docs