At the all-virtual Ignite 2020 conference, Microsoft provided an overview of its new Microsoft Stream service. Specifically, the company is launching an overhaul of the enterprise cloud video service.
This is not just a paint job. Microsoft Stream has been completely rebuilt and reimagined.
If you're unfamiliar with Microsoft Stream, it's a a video streaming service that is geared towards businesses and enterprise customers. Available in Office 365, the tool is free and signing up takes “seconds”. Users can drag and drop videos to upload them and can follow content from the homepage.
Microsoft has continuing developing Stream since its launch. However, the company has stuck to incremental updates, such as extending screen recording to 15 minutes this May. With the latest iteration, Stream is being redefined and will feel like a new experience.
According to Microsoft, Stream will integrate even more closely with Microsoft 365. Users can create, edit, and share video content across Office applications.
- “A one-stop shop for creating, editing, managing, and discovering videos, the Stream web app helps users seamlessly create, edit, and playback videos.
- 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.
- Users will be empowered to create video experiences using SharePoint with new, out-of-the box templates for video-rich sites and portals.
- 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.”
Microsoft says it will help existing Stream users transition from the old experience to the new service.