01-15-2019 05:28 AM
01-15-2019 05:28 AM
02-21-2019 12:12 PM
Today appeared a new roadmap update:
Release: March CY2019
Microsoft Stream: Public anonymous external video sharing
Allow individual videos in Microsoft Stream to be marked for external public access allowing the video to be embeded in a public website. Anyone in the world can view these external videos without a login. Stream admins will be able to control if this feature is enabled and who within the organization can make videos publicly available.
Featured ID: 27728
Added to Roadmap: 4/26/2018
Last Modified: 2/21/2019
Tags: Microsoft Stream
03-12-2019 12:11 AM - edited 03-12-2019 12:11 AM
Really appreciate the direct feedback here folks. We understand that this is an important feature for many customers and are working to make it (and other asked for features) available. The current target date for public anonymous external sharing is Q3 of 2019 (we're in the process of updating the public roadmap). I'll try to keep this thread up to date as we get closer to releasing this.
03-13-2019 04:27 AM
That's promising news. Is there an outline feature list? E.g. sharing capabilities like embedding etc.?
06-06-2019 06:56 AM
I was wondering how to do this, so I figured it out.
Download like so:
Then upload to YouTube.
08-12-2019 11:36 PM
08-12-2019 11:36 PM
I think sharing recorded sessions in Teams is a must, waiting for this feature a lot. Right now what we do, we download the video and add it to onedrive and then share.. But the security and ownership of content is compromised that way.. but as this is the only way now..
09-26-2019 12:36 AM
New ETA: Q2/2020
With this feature, I hope also Will be available to share with AAD accounts outside my organization .... not just "public for everyone" embedable...
10-16-2019 09:08 PM
Microsoft, please add ability to provide Guest Users of a Team Channel to access recorded video. This will provide a security balance of providing a link that anyone can access, or one the Team can view.
11-21-2019 10:16 AM
Roadmap is now Q4 2020... it apparently takes 2 years to remove security on a video so the world can view it.
12-04-2019 07:23 AM
12-04-2019 07:23 AM
You could make public facing SharePoint sites, but it was discontinued as a feature in 2015 because it wasn't used by many. SharePoint for websites was not great, so IMHO you're not missing out on much.
12-04-2019 07:39 AM
@Chad West I'm actually a little surprised they're doing this at all. I can't imagine they want Stream to be anything like YouTube - hosting videos that hundreds of thousands or millions of people might play. Stream seems like it is for collaboration work primarily for recorded meetings and trainings internally. There are so many other services for video hosting externally. Is it possible that the primary reason people want external sharing so badly is because they believe it would be free without ads? Or do people like Stream's face and text search features so much that's why they want to use it for public videos instead of another service. I don't get the appeal of embedding these videos in public sites since any public site would be hosted elsewhere and be perfectly capable of hosting a video file on its own.
12-04-2019 08:54 AM
@mbowgren, we'd like to share these videos to specific audiences who aren't a part of our tenant maybe as part of a form, or just send them a link and it keeps the videos within our organization where if we posted to YouTube then it is outside of our control.
12-04-2019 10:23 AM
@mbowgren, you are missing the point. As part of the O365 suite, Stream should be able to share externally with specific people - just like all the other O365 services. My company would like to share videos with our non-employee distributor partners.
A generic guest link would give the experience of YouTube, but those are generally frowned-upon in the enterprise, and are typically disabled.
12-12-2019 12:24 PM
@mbowgren you said: "Stream seems like it is for collaboration work primarily for recorded meetings and trainings internally."
Microsoft has designed this for internal tenant use -- the problem with that is that almost 100% of our Microsoft Teams meetings that we need to record are for a client (which of course is NOT internal to the tenant). We (and apparently a LOT of Stream users are like us) need to be able to have an easy way to record a meeting or online training, and make it available on a limited basis for those clients we go through this with.
I have started to download the MP4, and save the recording in OneDrive for Business, which I CAN share with my clients -- but what a hoop to have to jump through when I could just share the Stream video directly.
For THIS type of use, Microsoft has committed to making Stream a sharable application. Eventually. It's just that "Eventually" keeps getting pushed back.
12-12-2019 12:31 PM
12-12-2019 12:35 PM
@David McKnight, while YouTube is a solution, it now takes company property, if you will, out of the tenant and puts it into a third party non-controlled site. I agree that external sharing should be allowed especially if you record a Teams meeting that has guest members so that they can refer back to or if by chance they miss they can watch it.
12-17-2019 06:52 PM
@Jeffrey Allen, it would be interesting to know if the terms of service are substantially different between YouTube and Stream. While Stream appears to host company IP in one's Office 365 tenant, it is still in a third-party environment, and only as protected as much as the ToS provide.
In that Microsoft hosts Microsoft videos in YouTube, they don't appear to be overly concerned. That does not make YOUR concern invalid. We depend on O365 to manage confidential business processes, yet the value for the price makes me somewhat concerned that we also get what we pay for.
Good comments, thanks!
12-18-2019 07:14 AM
@David McKnight, I don't know the differences in the ToS and while I agree both are 3rd party, I have admin privileges in O365 and don't on YouTube and so I have a little more control with Microsoft. YouTube is public where in Microsoft if Stream videos can be allowed externally we can control it a little better.
01-06-2020 01:37 PM
@Jeff Lamb Also, we are hearing from our German colleagues that the translation is mostly wrong and they are having to go back in and correct it. Asked if they could share externally to a user so that they could have it edited for correct translation.
Would be an ideal situation to try.
02-03-2020 09:04 AM
@Luca Vitali This is the feature and use case that we need as well. We do a lot of Demo calls with potential clients and I want to record the call to prove the power of Teams, then edit the video, upload a new one and share with specific private people. Hoping the workflow can be updated to a Q2 position as it seems like a permissions cloning similar to Onedrive.