05-28-2020 01:03 AM
05-28-2020 01:03 AM
Kindly advise on the timeline for the recording function availability for the South Africa region.
Our corporation recently moved away from utilising Zoom Meetings (which had a functioning meeting recording integration) to Microsoft Teams with the expectation that all similar functionality would be available to us. Due to most organisations (ours included) currently having to work from home and heavily relying on being able to replicate functions that would normally be done on-site, the omission of key functions causes frustration for those sections of the company that need it.
This lack of recording through Teams thus greatly impacts on the quality of key meetings (i.e. Board and Executive Committee meetings) as this aids in minute taking. Having to employ a third party solution is an unnecessary additional expenditure the organisation would prefer to avoid.
Our organisation is currently on a Microsoft 365 Business Standard license. Please suggest an interim/alternative Microsoft-based solution as well if available.
05-28-2020 01:26 AM
@KGill1175 Kindly check all prerequisites
05-28-2020 01:41 AM
05-28-2020 02:01 AM
@KGill1175 OK, I understand. As your team has had a dialog with Microsoft perhaps you should use the already established communication channel to get an update about the estimated activation.
06-01-2020 01:00 AM - edited 06-01-2020 01:11 AM
@KGill1175 Hello! Did you see this?
*edit* let me get back with the full message.
06-01-2020 01:20 AM
Updated Feature: Microsoft Stream cloud recordings regional storage control
06-03-2020 05:52 AM
how does one configure AllowRecordingStorageOutsideRegion ?
there is zero documentation about this switch, what command does this refer to?
06-03-2020 06:00 AM
also, if you disable "Allow Cloud recording" in Teams, do meetings get recorded somewhere else or don't get recorded at all (in which case it should be "turn on/off meetings recording")
06-03-2020 06:21 AM - edited 06-03-2020 06:33 AM
@bec064 how do you interpret this?
These 2 statements are in the same article and confusing to me
Users won't need a Microsoft Stream license assigned if you want users to only record and download the recordings. This will mean that the recordings aren't stored in Microsoft Stream but are instead stored in Azure Media Services (AMS) with a 30 day limit before it's deleted.
Meeting recordings are stored in Microsoft Stream cloud storage. Once you record a meeting, Microsoft Stream retains it forever (or until the recording owner deletes it). If the recording doesn't get uploaded to Stream, it's stored in Teams cloud storage, where it's available for download for 20 days.
06-03-2020 06:27 AM
@mikkele They are saying "We will be adding an additional setting" so it will probably show up in the Teams admin portal and available to configure using PowerShell, with the Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy.
06-03-2020 06:29 AM
@Michele Casazza Read this article as the Message center post seem to confuse https://blogs.perficient.com/2020/05/31/new-updates-for-microsoft-stream-cloud-recordings/
06-03-2020 06:43 AM
@mikkele I believe this is the case.
No Stream license: Record/download and stored in Azure Media Services, not Stream, for 30 days.
With Stream license: If uploaded retained forever. If not uploaded to Stream then Teams cloud storage for 20 days.
06-03-2020 07:27 AM
08-03-2020 07:07 AM
08-13-2020 08:34 AM
As of today, 13 August 2020 - still impossible to record Teams meetings in South Africa. As a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) partner that markets Teams to my clients, this is particularly frustrating:(
Even worse is that there are often others in the meeting who have a tenant in another country and can record, leaving me looking stupid and unprepared. It makes selling the solution even more difficult given that I cannot even get my own system to work while clients are able to make it work.
08-19-2020 12:33 PM - edited 08-19-2020 12:34 PM
Likewise - however we have managed to follow the guidance and enable our clients to record within teams. - It took a day or two to take affect after applying the change - and not all policies are able to be changed.. but changing the global policy and assigning that to users allowed teams recording.
set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -AllowRecordingStorageOutsideRegion $true
Sets the value on the global policy
08-19-2020 08:12 PM
I found that a third-party software can record Teams video conferences perfectly. Please visit the below link
09-11-2020 05:57 PMSolution
@mikkele The documentation has now been updated as it was misleading it now says
'Users won't need a Microsoft Stream license assigned if you want users to only record and download the recordings. This will mean that the recordings aren't stored in Microsoft Stream but are instead stored in Azure Media Services (AMS) with a 21-day limit before it's deleted. It's not something at this point that an admin can control or manage including the ability to delete it.'
09-12-2020 04:41 AM
09-14-2020 11:29 PM
For those of us that have been fighting this battle I feel that Microsoft has poorly setup SA North hosting because its not just this but a laundry list of issues relating to services not available to South Africa.
The only way around this mess is to setup O365 in another country but good luck getting a South African CSP to license you. CSP's are not allowed to license Tenants in other countries.