Don’t ignore Microsoft Stream

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Video is one of the most powerful ways we connect, communicate and learn today. Breaking down geographic boundaries and bringing a distinctly human element to digital interaction. Myriad platforms exist in the consumer space to upload and share live or on demand in a matter of seconds. As one of the most consumed and shared content types online, video is increasingly an important part of our personal lives, and can be just as impactful in the workplace.

Microsoft Stream is an Enterprise Video service where people in your organisation can upload, view, and share videos securely. You can share recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, training sessions, or other videos that aid your team’s collaboration. Microsoft Stream also makes it easy to share comments on a video, tag timecodes in comments and descriptions to refer to specific points in a video and discuss with colleagues.

Microsoft Stream is included in all variants of Microsoft 365 and Office 365, so don’t ignore it, embrace Stream in your organisation.

Here are some of our favourite features that we don’t want you to miss out on.

Deep Search

Since working from home, Adepteq have been having team meetings several times a week via Microsoft Teams. These meetings are recorded and uploaded to Stream with a little help from Power Automate. Our meetings can last well over an hour and our conversations range from discussing top secret business decisions, to how we are running low on tea bags.
Deep search allows me to search transcripts of videos to find the exact point a word or phrase is mentioned. It has saved me a huge amount of time as I no longer need to scrape through a video trying to remember when we were discussing certain topics.
What’s even more impressive is I don’t need to know which video to search through. Stream gives me the option to find a spoken word or phrase across all videos.
So I can get the content I need in seconds, and keep my mind focused on the work at hand. Perfect.


Voice Enhance

I’m sure everyone at some point has struggled with background noise. Finding a quiet place to record a video is increasingly difficult at the moment. Voice Enhance eliminates distracting background noise so viewers can keep their attention on you, not what’s happening around you. Focus disrupters are common in workplace videos, and even more now so many people are working remotely. You can keep focused during your training video by easily silencing background noise with just one click.
Voice enhance was developed in collaboration with Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) with the vision of helping employees better focus on what’s most important to them in the workplace.

It’s mobile friendly

You can record, edit and personalise video all from your mobile. Easily create unique videos that include annotations, text and emojis directly from the Stream mobile app. It’s simple and fun to create short video communication to share top of mind, team updates or any moment that is important to you. With editing features like trim and re-ordering video clips – you have a variety of ways to create customised communications.

Plus, videos created with the Stream mobile app are secure and permission based, so the content you create never lives on your mobile device, it’s always kept securely in your organisations ecosystem.


Integrate Stream videos into your PowerApps

Microsoft’s Power Platform (PowerApps, PowerAutomate, PowerBI, Power Vitual Agent) is to put it bluntly, pretty powerful.
You can securely add intelligent video into custom business apps with the Microsoft Stream + PowerApps integration. PowerApps provides organisations with a no-code options for building apps that enhance business processes, quickly and easily. Bringing Stream videos into these apps brings all the keyword powered search, permission based access and improvements with knowledge retention that come along with video.


Here at Adepteq we live and breathe everything Microsoft 365 related.

If you are not using Stream and would like to learn more then please contact us today or phone us on 0800 6444 365 . We are always happy to help.
If you have any questions about Stream or need help migrating from Office 365 Video then our experts are on hand to assist.

Microsoft continue to invest in Stream and we are looking forward to sharing more features with you soon.