Upcoming change to default storage location for new Microsoft Teams meeting recordings

Important terminology note: The earlier version of Stream will now be known as Microsoft Stream (Classic) https://web.microsoftstream.com/ and the new version will be referred to as Microsoft Stream (on SharePoint) https://stream.office.com to clarify the differences moving forward.

Microsoft are changing the location of new Microsoft Teams meeting recordings. From Monday 27 June 2022, all users will notice new Teams meeting recordings will be stored in Stream (on SharePoint) rather than Stream (Classic). This is part of a larger update by Microsoft to bring Stream, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams together. Stream (Classic) will still be accessible and all your content will still be available.

We will be beginning the work to switch your default storage location of Teams meeting recordings from 6pm on Friday 24th June 2022. This is to ensure the change is complete for everyone from the morning of Monday 27 June 2022.

What does this mean for me?  

How you start and stop recordings will not change

Stream (Classic) will still be available but you cannot upload new content now. It is just that Teams meeting recordings will not be automatically uploaded there. All of your videos stored in Stream (Classic) will still be accessible and you can still edit and upload new content if required. Microsoft must provide a minimum of 12 months’ notice before Stream Classic is discontinued and all content is migrated to new Stream (ODSP). This will be communicated in due course by Microsoft and IT.

Accessing recordings made on or after 27 June 2022 

Team Channel meetings

Channel meeting recordings (meetings set up within a Teams Channel) will be stored in the files tab of the associated Team in a folder called Recordings. The Recordings folder is located in the Team Channel where the meeting took place under ‘Files’ (see screenshot below). A link to the recording will be posted in the meeting chat for participants to access the recording. This is also what happened for Stream (Classic).

All other meetings

Non-channel meeting recordings (chat meetings or meetings that took place outside of a Team Channel) will be stored in the OneDrive of the person who recorded the meeting in a folder called Recordings (see screenshot below). A link to the recording will be posted in the meeting chat for participants to access the recording. This is also what happened for Stream Classic.

What are the Benefits?

Stream (on SharePoint), is closely integrated with Microsoft Office online and other Microsoft 365 applications. This means that content is stored and handled in a consistent way, leveraging Microsoft 365’s sharing, compliance and governance features. You can upload videos the same way you upload any other file in Office 365, and they're automatically stored within SharePoint. Just like other Office file types, Stream videos can be easily shared within other Microsoft 365 apps with colleagues. Another key benefit is the ability to share videos with external users from the University (something that is not possible in Steam (Classic)).

Microsoft are continually enhancing Microsoft Stream (on SharePoint) and therefore there are many upcoming feature releases scheduled. For more information on current capabilities and features in development please see the following Microsoft documentation. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/streamnew/features-new-version-stream 

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