Video is one of the most effective and useful tools businesses have with SharePoint Consulting. Whether it’s a training video, a webinar, or a city council livestream, video can convey information to a team, department, or even a business, including time when most employees are working remotely.
However, videos are very large and therefore difficult to store and share. This is where Microsoft Stream comes in! This platform allows you to store videos that are accessible to the whole company without the need to download them again and again. In this article, we will see how to use this tool correctly in order to collaborate more easily.
Integrate Stream with other Microsoft 365 tools
Do you still use tools other than your daily tools like Microsoft Teams and SharePoint to access your company’s videos? Do you have difficulty accessing resources due to endless identifications? Microsoft Stream is part of Microsoft 365, so you can use it alongside the platform’s other apps for a seamless sharing and viewing experience.
You can easily add Stream to a Teams channel by adding a new tab like in the image below. Once you add a video or video channel, you can watch them directly from Microsoft Teams. Easy to get to, right?!
You can also integrate Stream with SharePoint Online as a web part to deliver Stream content on a SharePoint page. As in Microsoft Teams, you can add a single video, a channel, or all videos from Stream to your page. To learn how to do this, see this Microsoft guide .
In addition to these two collaboration tools, learn how Stream works with other products with this collaboration overview .
Define your streaming settings
As we have already said, live streaming is one of the best solutions to bring together employees spread across the world. With Stream, you can host 50 concurrent events on your client, stream events up to 16 hours long, and accommodate up to 20,000 attendees. You can open your live events to an entire company or a specific team or department. Subsequently, the videos will be accessible on demand with subtitles generated by voice recognition (speech-to-text).
Enable Noise Cancellation
No one wants to be disturbed by unwanted noise while watching a video, right? In Microsoft Stream, video owners can enable noise suppression and allow users to isolate speech from other sounds and music during playback. This feature can be enabled and disabled by the user.
Locate your experience
You can set your default language in the Stream portal from over 40 language options. To do this, go to the settings, select the language of your choice and save.
Try the Microsoft Stream mobile app!
Don’t have access to your computer? No problem. You can use Microsoft Stream from your mobile devices, on iOS and Android. Watch videos on the go and save them for offline playback. The mobile app is a great solution to enjoy the Stream experience wherever you are.
Videos are the future of collaboration and getting easier and easier to access. Stay connected with your business and your team with Microsoft Stream.
Check out other Microsoft Stream resources below:
Microsoft 365 Backup: A Practical User’s Guide to Avoiding Data Loss
How to become a super Microsoft Teams user!
Microsoft Stream Tech Community