Blocking uploads to Stream (Classic)

Important terminology note: The earlier version of Stream will now be known as Microsoft Stream (Classic) and the new version will be referred to as Microsoft Stream (On SharePoint) to clarify the differences moving forward.

What is happening?

On 15th October 2023 Microsoft are retiring Stream (classic). From 20th February 2023, it will no longer be possible to upload videos to Stream (Classic). You can manually upload video content to Stream (On SharePoint).

What does this mean for me?

From 20th February 2023, you will no longer be able to manually upload videos to Stream (Classic). Existing videos contained in Stream (Classic) will continue to work.

Do I need to do anything?

You are not required to do anything. After 20th February 2023, please use Stream (On SharePoint) going forward. We will migrate your existing content from Stream (Classic) to Stream (On SharePoint) for you later in the year. To assist us with this migration, we are asking you to please delete any unwanted videos from Stream (Classic).

For more information on current capabilities and features in development please see the Microsoft documentation.  

What are the Benefits of Stream (On SharePoint)?

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, using 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.