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Microsoft Upgrades SharePoint with Video Page Templates

SharePoint is now more connected to the Microsoft Stream video service, allowing users to access integrated templates.


has rolled out a new feature for SharePoint, allowing businesses to create video-based content more efficiently. This update includes video page templates that can be used on SharePoint Pages and News, simplifying the process of adding and managing video content.

Integration with Microsoft Stream

The newly introduced video templates can be accessed through the Page and News template pickers within SharePoint. Users can select a video template, upload their video via the Microsoft Stream web app, and then edit the post or page as they would with any other SharePoint content. This integration is designed to make embedding video content into SharePoint more accessible, even for those who may not be familiar with tools.

Users have the flexibility to upload videos directly to the Microsoft Stream web app to utilize the new templates. Detailed instructions provided by Microsoft guide users through the process: “Within the template picker, select your template type, page type, and any related documents you want to include on your page. After finalizing your selections in the template picker, go to the canvas for editing. Edit your video page like other SharePoint Pages, then publish and share when you are ready.”

Initially available to Targeted Release customers, these video templates are expected to be accessible to all SharePoint users by the end of June. Microsoft has also announced plans to introduce additional video page template options and is considering an overhaul of the template picker user interface. The company is exploring the possibility of allowing users to create custom video templates.

Creating Customized and Branded Pages

The video page templates enable authors to create customized and branded pages. Users can create Pages and News outside of the SharePoint platform by navigating to a video on Stream. Under the share dropdown in the Stream app, a new entry point labeled “Create video news post” is available. This entry point is only accessible when the video is stored on a SharePoint site where the user has editing permissions. If the entry point is not visible, users are advised to copy the video to another site. Video metadata, such as the title and description, is copied to the page to ensure it is up to date.

Previously, Microsoft had added functionality to SharePoint that allows users to share news posts as emails, which can be used for newsletters, special alerts, and more. This new development further enhances the versatility of SharePoint as a content management and communication tool within organizations.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
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