IST Service CatalogueMicrosoft Stream

Microsoft Stream

Microsoft Stream is a video storage and collaboration platform, that allows you to share and manage your videos. It is useful for sharing a recording of a meeting, a training session, or an event. A transcript of the recording can be created that shows the speakers and it allows users to adjust the playback speed.

Important changes to this service

  • Stream (Classic) will be retired on February 15, 2024.

  • Functionality will be changed and removed leading up to the retirement date.

  • Users will no longer be able to upload new videos to Stream (Classic) as of May 15, 2023.

  • Users will no longer be able to access Stream (Classic) as of October 15, 2023.

  • Information Systems & Technology (IST) will migrate all videos on Stream (Classic) to Stream (on SharePoint).

Care must be exercised to manage and protect privacy during meetings held remotely and their recordings. Whether you are the host or a participant, take note of these policies for enhancing confidentiality: 

Stream (on SharePoint)

With Stream (on SharePoint), you get enterprise video capabilities combined with what the Microsoft 365 file platform offers. Your videos are uploaded to the same locations where all your other files are stored: on a SharePoint site, in a Microsoft Teams channel, or in your OneDrive. This makes it easier to find and share your videos.

The new Stream start page displays all the videos you have access to across M365 (e.g., SharePoint sites, Microsoft Teams, and your OneDrive). It also shows your recommended, recently opened, frequently opened, and favourited videos. As well, you can now create screen or webcam recordings on the Stream start page.

In Stream (on SharePoint), you’ll share your videos with people in the exact same way you’d share other file types. This means you can now share your videos with people outside of the University of Waterloo. See the relevant how-to steps on how to share your videos:


Additional resources

Stream (Classic)

If you have been using Stream (Classic), please begin to use Stream (on SharePoint) as soon as possible and delete any videos from Stream (Classic) that are no longer needed. Please see the Stream (on SharePoint) vs Stream (Classic) Guide - Microsoft Support which will help you better understand how to do common tasks from Stream (Classic) in the new solution Stream (on SharePoint).

Need Help?

Contact the IST Service Desk online or 519-888-4567 ext. 44357.