Microsoft Stream for business

Microsoft Stream claimed to be a “hidden gem”

The video hosting service for businesses is available 181 markets and 44 languages to Office 365 Enterprise customers and features many AI-driven features such as face detection for videos, letting users skip to a part of the video where a certain person is shown. The service also includes speech-to-text detection that automatically transcribes videos uploaded to Stream and the transcriptions are a lot more accurate than what you see on YouTube’s auto-generated captions.

Conversation 2 comments

  • peten1020

    17 January, 2018 - 2:31 am

    <p>I'm not sure if this is an advertising or not, but Microsoft Steam is not ready. If it's intended to be a … "You Tube for the enterprise", it is not! So here it is:</p><p> -No branding options (you have no idea if content is company sanctioned or not). For any company signed for Office 365 it should follow the tenant company branding</p><p> -No templates for email communications. (this is amateur hour). Users get notifications from "Stream" service, that most of the time end in spam filters or are open for social engineering. </p><p> -No (easy) single sign-on. If you reference/embed a video from your intranet, you'll have to sign in one more time, unless you have a session already opened with Office 365.</p><p> -No option to share externally. Without that all companies will have to still maintain a YouTube channel to communicate/share content to their customers and partners.</p><p><br></p><p>They are killing Office 365 video after 2 years, to replace it with Stream. O365 Video was providing decently the same features, minus a few funky features like face recognition. No sane enterprise will jump aboard this runaway train. </p>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    17 January, 2018 - 9:55 am

    <p>At least link to the original source, which was Mary Jo Foley on our podcast, Windows Weekly. Jeeze. </p><p><br></p><p>https://www.thurrott.com/podcasts/windows-weekly/148080/windows-weekly-549-yearly-visit-chris-capossela</p&gt;

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