This article will provide an overview of the Stream (Classic) to Stream (on SharePoint) migration project. This will be updated regularly to advise on the current progress of the migration.
The first phase of the migration began on February 5th 2024 and has now been completed. Video content that was owned by a Microsoft 365 group (Team or SharePoint site) has now been migrated from it's original location in Stream (Classic), to it's respective Team or SharePoint site under a folder called "Stream Migrated Videos", within the "General" folder.
Please note- a small percentage of the content has been migrated to a single SharePoint site for archive purposes. The reason for this was because the Team that owned the content has since been retired. All access to the videos has been retained.
Please see the Stream Migration article for more information about the first phase.
Important terminology note: The earlier version of Stream is known as Microsoft Stream (Classic) https://web.microsoftstream.com/ and the new version of Stream is known as Microsoft Stream (on SharePoint) which also includes OneDrive https://stream.office.com to clarify the differences moving forward. Stream (on SharePoint) provides enterprise video capabilities in OneDrive and SharePoint.
Therefore, IT are migrating all published video content (circa 180,000 videos) from Stream (Classic) into Stream (on SharePoint). We will be completing the migration over a few phases, based on how Microsoft defines the different types of containers of recordings currently stored in Stream (Classic). For further information on how we plan to complete the migration and the different phases, please see below.
The migration will begin in early 2024 and will consist of three main phases. We will provide information on specific dates closer to the time and will also provide regular updates during the project.
Any video content that you own in Stream (Classic) will be migrated to Stream (On SharePoint).
All migrated videos will retain their existing permissions once migrated to Stream (on SharePoint). Any associated links will redirect to the new location in Stream (Sharepoint). The redirect feature will continue to work until April 2025. After this date the redirect will cease to work so we advise creating new links ahead of this time.
IMPORTANT - If a migrated video is moved from the new location to a different SharePoint site or OneDrive folder then the permissions WILL NOT be retained and the original link will cease to work. Please see the article for generating new share links.
All videos that were previously embedded on platforms such as Minerva will play inline post-migration.
Channel embeds in SharePoint and Teams are partially supported post migration. They'll no longer display or play back videos inline. The new channel thumbnail provides a link to the migrated channel’s videos folder (see screenshot below) in Stream (on SharePoint). The View channel button takes users to the migrated channel’s videos folder in Stream (on SharePoint).