Manage Microsoft Stream: Simplify employee sign-up
Ashish Chawla, Principal Program Manager, 19 September 2016
Over the last few weeks one common request we have heard is from Admins that they want to be able to manage Microsoft Stream. As a first step towards that, this blog post covers how Admins can enable or disable Microsoft Stream for everyone in their organization.
Sign-Up employees so that they don’t have to
Admins can now sign-up employees by running simple PowerShell commands to assign licenses to all users in the organization. Once the user has been assigned a license they can simply sign in and start using Microsoft Stream.
A more detailed walkthrough of the steps needed are covered in article Enable Microsoft Stream for everyone in the organization. At a high level, it’s about three steps that only take a few minutes:
- Use “Connect-MsolService” to connecting to your tenant
- Getting the list of unlicensed users and getting the SKU’s which are available in your tenant using “Get-MsolUser -All -UnlicensedUsersOnly”
- Use “Set-MsolUserLicense” to assign licenses to the unlicensed users
As users get license for Microsoft Stream they can sign-in at Microsoft Stream and start uploading and sharing videos across the organization.
Disable Microsoft Stream
We have also heard feedback in some other cases, Admins need more time to evaluate Microsoft Stream before they can have people in the company start using it. For those cases, please refer to another article Blocking sign-ups for Microsoft Stream in the organization.
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