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This article would be useful for IT administrators; the article shows how to disable Microsoft Stream for some or all users in your organization.
When a first user from any organization signs-up for Microsoft Stream using their corporate credentials, Microsoft Stream Service is registered as an application in the organization's tenant and automatically assign the license to the user who signed up. At this point, there are additional licenses available for the IT admin to assign to other users in the organization without them going through the sign-up process.
However, there are situations in which IT admins would want to disable employees from using Microsoft Stream (for example, in cases where employees are already using O365 Video or if Microsoft Stream has not been approved by your organization).
If you have turned on "User Assignment required to access app" flag for Microsoft Stream Service, you can selectively assign users to have access to Microsoft Stream for a POC before you enable for all users.
Once you are ready to give access to everyone in the organization, you can do either of the 2 things:
Once you have turned off Microsoft Stream, when employees in your organization try to sign-in, they will see an error page like the one below.
At this point, you can selectively assign the license to that user to enable the user to explore Microsoft Stream or simply deny the request.
There is another scenario which I do want to call out for awareness for all IT admins. If there are employees in your organization who have signed up for Microsoft Stream and then you block all ad-hoc subscriptions, new users who try to sign-up for Microsoft Stream (and other viral services) will not be able to sign-up and will see the following error. However, for the users who had earlier signed-up, will still be able to sign-in and continue to use Microsoft Stream. To block sign-in, you can either remove the licenses for each of these users or turn OFF Microsoft Stream as discussed in this article.