Apr 21 2021 09:50 AM
Apr 21 2021 09:50 AM
I was in a meeting yesterday, and it was brought to my attention that there are plans to deprecate MS Stream and migrate everything to a SharePoint site and OneDrive?
If this is true, what does that timeline look like and how will that affect videos currently hosted on the Stream platform? Will the services Stream provides (video quality/playback speed/captions/transcripts etc.) remain in-tact?
Apr 22 2021 10:54 AMSolution
@JessicaWalter31Microsoft Stream is definitely changing to SharePoint/OneDrive (SP/OD) and being integrated into the Microsoft 365 family in a way that is more similar to the other Office apps. The new Microsoft Stream will work with all video files stored in SP/OD, there will be a new Stream web app (scheduled for June 2021 release) and all existing videos stored on Stream will be migrated over to SP/OD. All the updates with information on the changes to Stream, new features and timelines for migration can be found here (see the left menu for the different categories of information): https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/streamnew/features-new-version-stream
If it hasn't already done so, your tenant storage for Microsoft Teams meeting recordings will change to SP (Channel meetings) and OD (Standard calendar meetings). Unfortunately, the change in the storage location for meeting recordings and the lack of the new web app or player have certainly created some issues for users needing to edit and share collections of recordings (previously done via Stream Channels). The 'Highlighted Content' web part with filters and SharePoint pages with videos arranged using tables and the 'File Viewer' web part seem to be the best workarounds at the moment.
May 03 2021 08:32 AM
@millerblair just so you know, the workarounds needed for Stream now means hours spent now having to upload videos, which also slows down my connection. Also, once the videos are uploaded, they no longer generate captions that can be viewed side by side with the video. A VTT file can be downloaded, but that doesn't help if I need to find a conversation on a 4-hour recording. Is Microsoft going to find a better solution for the interim?
May 03 2021 02:55 PM
May 03 2021 04:10 PM
@millerblair sorry for the emotional response, I am so frustrated with this implementation. I'd love to try your workaround, but your bare bones description does not help for those who don't know their way around SP very well, especially given how unintuitive it is. Is there a video or tutorial that would show me how to do that?