Microsoft officially releases Stream, the business video successor to Office 365 Video

Arif Bacchus

Microsoft Stream, the company’s new buisness oriented video sharing service, was initially launched last year as a free preview. Today, Microsoft has officially announced the worldwide general availability of Stream, highlighting some “new intelligent features which take enterprise video to new heights.”

Overall, Stream is now rolling out to Office 365 Enterprise customers in 181 markets and 44 languages. The Redmond giant highlights that the service is “designed to be a single destination for video management, with features such as built-in intelligence, deep integration across Office 365.”

Serving as the successor to Office 365 video, Stream now is the cross-suite video service for Office 365 in the enterprise. According to Microsoft, it makes it “seamless for people to share videos inside Office 365 applications.” You can read up on a few Microsoft Stream features below.

Microsoft Stream utilizes built-in, industry leading encryption and authenticated access for video to ensure our customers are sharing content only with the intended audiences. Intuitive security features that utilize existing organizational identity through Azure Active Directory and Office 365 Groups make security management simple… Videos provide a seamless and secure viewing experience across devices and screens and work wherever you are—at home or in the office. Microsoft Stream videos are also more accessible.

Office 365 Enterprise customers can now see Microsoft Stream in the Office app launcher or access Microsoft Stream from the web. Those without Office 365 can still try a Microsoft Stream standalone plan.