Office 365 (Stream) - Overview
This article provides an overview of Microsoft stream and some of its features.
Microsoft Stream is an Enterprise Video service where people in your organization 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 a secure video service so you can manage who views your video content and determine how widely to share within your organization. Secure application access is enabled by Azure Active Directory, a recognized leader in identity management systems, to protect sensitive corporate content.
Microsoft Stream also helps you organize content into channels and groups so it's easier to find. Microsoft Stream works well with other Office 365 apps like Teams, SharePoint, OneNote, and Yammer, giving even more ways to discover more relevant content.
Getting Started with Microsoft Stream:
- Click the Office 365 App launcher, click All apps, and then click Stream, or go to the website https://products.office.com/en-US/microsoft-stream and sign in with your work or school credentials.
At the very top of your home page, the home page features a few of your company's trending videos.
These are the most popular videos that your colleagues are watching, liking or comment on. You can click one of these videos and watch to be in the know.
The navigation bar at the top of any Stream page makes it easy for you to browse videos, channel or groups, create new content or easily search for content.
You can also use it to invite coworkers, access help or provide your feedback to Microsoft using the small icons on the left.
Invite your Co-workers
Microsoft Stream really shines when your colleagues are also using it. Invite your coworkers from the navigation bar or by clicking the notification. By inviting them, you enable them to view the videos you have already uploaded and give them a chance to upload their videos and share with you.
Learn to use Microsoft Stream
Directly from the home page, use the tutorial videos. These videos cover the most common actions in Microsoft Stream and make it easy for you to get started. After you're familiar with Stream, to hide these videos, click Don't show this again.
This section only shows if you have videos in your watchlist. A watchlist is a convenient way to bookmark videos that you want to come back to. These could be videos you really want to see but don't have the time at that moment or vidoes you want to watch again. From any video, click Add to watchlist.
Channels are a great way to organize content. To stay in touch with new videos added to a channel or to bookmark it you can easily follow a channel. If you are following a channel, this part of the home page lets you see the new videos added to a channel and/or find the channel you follow easily. If you are no longer interested in a channel, to unfollow it, click Following.
Trending videos and popular channels
At the bottom of the Home page you will see some more Trending videos and also Popular channels.
Trending videos are determined by the number of views, likes and comments. They're a convenient way to keep in touch with what's really popular in your organization.
Popular channels highlight channels that are getting attention.