Microsoft Stream 2.0

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Microsoft will be moving away from their current, separate Microsoft Stream Web site for storing and streaming videos to a new system that will be based on OneDrive/SharePoint. This new system, called Microsoft Stream 2.0, will provide some newer features including: sharing of videos with external users (public), better logging and analytics, easier sharing of videos, a new player, and storage of videos within the users OneDrive/SharePoint (Team).

Meeting Recordings

On May 10, 2021, Microsoft Teams meeting recordings will be stored in OneDrive/SharePoint (ODSP) instead of the current Microsoft Stream Web site. A link to the recording will be placed in the calendar entry as well as in the chat. Permissions are set based on the type of the meeting (scheduled, ad-hoc, or channel meeting)

New features: The move to ODSP immediately unlocks long-awaited features including external and guest sharing, retention policy application (, GoLocal support, and BYOK support for customers. Improved transcription quality, speaker attribution, transcript content search, and other features to follow in CY2021.

Meeting storage: Non-Channel meetings will be stored in the OneDrive of the person who clicked the record button in a special folder labeled “Recordings” – that sits at the top of the recorder’s OneDrive. Channel meetings will be stored in a folder labeled “Recordings” under a folder named after the channel under the Team’s document library.

Permissions: All meeting invitees - except for external users – in non-channel meetings will automatically get a shared link to access the meeting recording. External users will need to be explicitly added to the shared list by the meeting organizer or the person that clicked the record button. For Channel meetings, permissions will be inherited from the owners and members list in the channel.

Feature gaps: The following gaps exist today:

  • Ability to block download of the video by meeting participants
  • Ability to view and edit the transcript in the player.
  • Non-English language transcripts/captions
  • Variable playback speed in video player
  • Transcript timeframe search (e.g., to find a specific point in time when something was discussed)

If you require any of these features now (you can't wait for the new player to be released), then you can upload the video to the Microsoft Stream Web site, where captions and transcriptions will be automatically generated.

Sharing of Videos

Videos in OneDrive/SharePoint can be shared just like other Office 365 items, with the Share button to create and send links.

This will allow for guest links (no UWindsor account required), unauthenticated external video sharing with "anyone" links, and Microsoft Search ability based on metadata of the video.

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