Retirement of Stream (Classic) on April 15, 2024

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Microsoft will be retiring Stream (Classic) on April 15, 2024. Following the retirement date, all videos on Stream (Classic) will be permanently deleted. In preparation for this transition, Stream (Classic) has already been automatically disabled for end users.

Action Required for Admins: Migrate Before April 15, 2024

Admins have the option to delay this change until the retirement date. However, it is crucial for administrators to migrate their tenant’s Stream (Classic) data to Stream (on SharePoint) before April 15, 2024, to avoid any data loss.

Note: GCC customers should refer to their specific retirement timeline, available on the Migration & Retirement Timeline page.

Transition to Stream (on SharePoint)

Stream (on SharePoint), the successor service to Stream (Classic), has been in general availability since October 2022. We strongly recommend the following steps:

  1. Begin using Stream (on SharePoint).
  2. Direct your users to upload videos to SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, and Yammer.
  3. Develop a migration plan to seamlessly transfer your content.

Migration Tools and Resources

To facilitate a smooth transition, Microsoft have created migration tools that allow the transfer of videos to SharePoint, preserving metadata, links, and permissions. Detailed instructions can be found in this 3-part Migration Guide available here.

Key Features of Stream (on SharePoint)

Stream (on SharePoint) offers numerous benefits for users and administrators, including:

  • Integration within Microsoft 365 apps such as Teams, Office.com, Yammer, Viva, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Enhanced video management with security, admin controls, multi-geo support, compliance features, and permissions similar to other files in SharePoint and OneDrive.
  • Advanced video recording tools with background blur, inking, text, audio-only, and teleprompter options.
  • Efficient video search capabilities across Microsoft 365 using keywords.
  • Stream start page in Office for quick access to recent, shared, and favorite videos.
  • Teams Meeting Recordings with transcripts, chapters, timeline markers, speaker attribution, and comments.
  • Customisable page, site, and portal experiences for featuring videos on intranets and Viva Connections.
  • Flexible video sharing options within Microsoft 365.

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Contact Us for Assistance:

For any inquiries or assistance with the migration process, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our dedicated team is here to help ensure a smooth transition for your organisation.