First phase - Stream (Classic) Migration of video content owned by a Microsoft 365 Group


What is the Microsoft Stream migration project?

Microsoft announced that they are retiring Stream (Classic) in June 2024. All video content must be migrated out of Stream (Classic) and into Stream (on SharePoint) by this date.

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 three phases, based on how Microsoft defines the different types of containers of recordings currently stored in Stream (Classic). 

This article provides information on the first phase of the Stream (Classic) Migration of video content owned by a Microsoft 365 Group. A Microsoft 365 Group could be a Team or SharePoint site. For more information on phase two and three please refer to this guidance

First Phase - Migration of video content owned by a Microsoft 365 Group

Updated 9th February - *This phase has now been completed*

From 5th February IT will begin migrating videos that have a Microsoft 365 group listed as an owner in Stream (Classic). This could be a Team or a SharePoint site. 

Videos that form part of this phase will be migrated into a newly created folder named 'Stream Migrated Videos' within that Team or SharePoint site. 

Your video will only be included as part of this migration phase if:  

1. It has the M365 group listed under the video permissions in Stream (Classic) and ‘owner’ applied.  

2. It has not been shared with a companywide channel.  

Please see the example below that shows a video in Stream (Classic) that has an owner selected as a Team or SharePoint site and has not been shared with a companywide channel.  Any existing links for the videos in Stream (Classic) will continue to work until April 2025. If there is a published link to a video in Stream (Classic) and the video is migrated, that old link will redirect to the video in its new location until April 2025. This also applies to videos that have been embedded in Minerva. Following this date, an owner of the respective M365 Group will need to generate a new link to the video from Stream (on SharePoint)

Important considerations
  • If there are any users listed as an owner of that video in addition to a Team or SharePoint site, the video will be migrated to the Team or SharePoint site.  
  • If there are more than one Teams/SharePoint sites ticked as an owner of a video in Stream (Classic) then the video will be migrated to the first Team/SharePoint site in the list. The permissions are maintained when the video is migrated, so anyone who is a member of the other Team/SharePoint site that has shared ownership or view permissions will still have access to view the video once it has been migrated but they will not have access to the Team/SharePoint site as a whole. 
  • If your video is owned by a Team or SharePoint site and has been shared with the organisation, it will not be migrated as part of this migration phase and will instead be migrated as part of a later phase.
  • If your video is owned by a Team or SharePoint site that has since been deleted, it will form part of a later migration phase.

Related articles

Stream (Classic) Migration Overview

Creating a new share link in Stream (on SharePoint)

Stream (on SharePoint) Teams Meeting Recordings

Change to default storage location for new Microsoft Teams meeting recordings

How to access Stream (on SharePoint)

Teams Meeting Recordings: Storage Location, User Access and Permissions

Sharing Link settings for Office365 (including OneDrive and SharePoint Online)

Teams Meeting Transcripts in Stream (on SharePoint)