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Microsoft Ignite - Stream Announcements

Stream App
This will be your one-stop shop for creating, editing, managing, and discovering videos, the Stream web app helps users seamlessly create, edit, and playback videos. Also, the Stream web app presents users with recommended videos from across their organization and provides a consolidated list of videos shared by other users. The web app will be part of and will enable users to discover, share, and manage videos like any Office document.

Improved playback for video in Microsoft 365
The new Stream will bring the same high quality and scalable playback quality that exists in classic Stream today to all video in Microsoft 365. The new Stream will build on the existing familiar playback page by adding and improving features—more accurate transcripts with speaker attribution for meeting recordings, noise suppression, chaptering, and analytics.
Users will be encouraged to create video experiences using SharePoint with new, out-of-the box templates for video-rich sites and portals. With wiki-like simplicity, users can create communications that combine video with messaging and other media to tell their story on any page or news post. These custom experiences will render across browsers and devices—SharePoint ensures content is responsive and accessible.

In addition to the Stream app for iOS and Android, improved video capabilities will be coming to mobile applications across Microsoft 365. Create and upload short videos from your mobile device—securely, without storing corporate video on the device’s camera roll.  And watch videos inline in your notification feeds, chats, and more.

Microsoft Teams meetings recordings
Rolling out this year, recordings of Teams meetings will be saved in Microsoft 365.  This means meeting recordings will be stored and shared with OneDrive and SharePoint, like any Office file. This enables you to share meeting recordings with people inside and outside your organization like any Office file. The change also unlocks top customer requests including analytics and API-level access to meeting recordings.
Video Search
You can find videos in Microsoft 365 using Microsoft Search. Initially, videos can be found using the video’s name and metadata​. Video-specific search experiences such as transcript search and video recommendations will follow.

Video analytics
Today, file analytics for videos in OneDrive and SharePoint already offer view trends over time as well as audience and usage insight. In the future, there will be more video-specific analytics that will provide deeper insights into user, device, and content interaction.
Sharing and permissions
Videos will follow the same sharing and permissions model as any other file in Microsoft 365. Users will have options to share with anyone outside their organization, people inside their organization, or with specific people, based on the sharing policies of the organization.
Admin capabilities
Similar to end-user sharing and permissions, administrative settings, controls, reports, and other actions that apply to any file will apply to all videos. As with other files, SharePoint admins will retain the ability to act on content in any SharePoint site or any user’s OneDrive for Business.
Microsoft will introduce information governance—like that available to other Office documents—to Stream. All video files inherit information governance features in Microsoft 365. Later this calendar year, Teams meeting recordings saved on the SharePoint files platform can get automatic retention labelling with appropriate licensing. ​

Storage management
Teams meeting recordings generally comprise the bulk of videos stored in Stream. Microsoft will help users better manage storage with automatic retention polices and other features inherent in the new Stream.

API’s for video
One of the advantages of Stream’s deeper integration with Microsoft 365 is that, with video stored in the service, developers are immediately able to leverage existing APIs in SharePoint and Microsoft Graph to create custom video-centric applications and experiences.