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Microsoft Stream Website FAQ

What is Microsoft Stream?

Microsoft Stream is an enterprise video service that makes it easy for organizations of all sizes to securely upload, share, and manage videos within their organization from a common hub. Refer to the general availability blog post for a complete description.

What is the transition plan for current Office 365 Video users?

Office 365 Video and Microsoft Stream both support unlocking the potential of videos to help businesses better connect, share, and facilitate learning. Microsoft Stream and Office 365 Video will co-exist for a period of time. There will be a phased approach to transition customers from Office 365 Video to Microsoft Stream; once complete, Microsoft Stream will be the de facto video service for Office 365. Refer to the transition documentation for additional details.

How does Microsoft Stream manage video storage?

Microsoft Stream’s pooled storage model is based on usage: storage is available to all videos in the tenant and serves as a central pool from which everyone can upload videos. Microsoft Stream allocates base storage per tenant, plus storage per user to your total. Only the original video file size counts against your pooled storage. Transcoded videos, thumbnails, channel images, and subtitle and caption files do not contribute towards your storage quota.

How do I get more storage for my Microsoft Stream tenant?

If you need more storage for your videos, you can purchase additional storage from the Office 365 admin center in 500GB increments.

Can I buy additional storage during my trial period?

Additional storage cannot be added to your trial. If you need additional storage, you can buy any of the plans available.

Does Microsoft Stream support live streaming?

Live streaming capabilities are not available today.

Are there APIs available for Microsoft Stream?

APIs are not available today.

What accessibility tools are supported in Microsoft Stream?

Microsoft Stream supports screen readers, keyboard navigation, and high contrast.

Where can I learn more about Microsoft Stream?

There will be regular updates through blog posts and supporting documentation. You can also engage with other users by joining the Microsoft Stream tech community.