Lights, camera, action... welcome to Microsoft Stream

We were interested to see the launch of the free preview of Microsoft Stream yesterday. The new cloud business video service makes it easier for businesses that want to share video internally. Which could open up a whole realm of possibilities around communications, training and co working.

Video is already a massive part of how individuals use technology but it’s also a fantastic and powerful tool for businesses and Microsoft Stream aims to do for commercial video use what You Tube has done for individuals. These are some of the key features:

  • Sign up in seconds: Get started with Microsoft Stream in as few as five seconds with easy signup and no credit card requirements.
  • Easily upload and organize your video: With easy drag and drop capabilities, upload your videos and organize them by either starting a channel or contributing to a channel based on team, group, topic etc.
  • Discover relevant content: Enhanced content discovery through “trending” videos powered by machine learning, as well as search by hashtag, most liked videos and other key search terms.
  • Watch anywhere, on any device, anytime: View videos in Microsoft Stream on all your devices from anywhere, anytime.
  • Secure video management: Manage who views your video content by determining how widely to share within your organization, and to what channels. Secure application access is enabled by Azure Active Directory, a recognized leader in identity management systems, to protect sensitive corporate content.
  • Follow what matters: Follow channels to see content you want in your Microsoft Stream homepage.
  • Engage with content: Socialize videos by sharing via email, “Like” your favorites and embed videos to webpages within your organization.

Microsoft Stream builds upon the learning and success of Office 365 Video, and over time the two platforms will converge, making Stream the de facto video experience in Office 365. 


To find out more about Microsoft Stream visit the webpage here.