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Microsoft has changed the way MS Teams meeting recordings are stored and accessed.

Why is this changing now?

Microsoft has required all clients (including UVM) to migrate to the new platform as of August 16th, 2021.

Where do I find my Microsoft Teams meeting recordings?

When a meeting has been recorded, Teams adds a meeting summary “card” to the meeting chat that includes a link to the recording and the auto-generated transcript once that recording has finished processing.

To see all your recordings in one place — including those for meetings you attended or were shared with you — go to stream.office.com. New recordings made from Teams will no longer appear automatically in the MS Stream Classic interface.

Where are my Microsoft Teams recording stored?

Meeting recordings will now be stored in OneDrive for Business and Teams, both of which use SharePoint Online behind the scenes.

If you record a normal, scheduled Teams meeting, that recording will be saved to a Recordings folder in your OneDrive for Business. All other meeting participants are granted read access to that file. You can manage this file like other content in OneDrive.

If you record a channel-based meeting, such as a meeting in a class team, that recording will be saved to the team channel’s Files tab in a Recordings folder. All the members of the team will have access to the meeting recording.

If you accidentally delete a meeting recording file, you can restore it from the Recycle Bin.

What will happen to my MS Teams videos from last year?

You will still be able to access videos that were recorded in teams prior to August 14th 2021 in MS Stream Classic. In the coming months, Microsoft plans to provide a migration tool which will allow us to move content from that service to the new Stream on OneDrive and SharePoint

How do I record Teams meetings now?

To start a meeting recording, you still choose the Start recording option from the More options (···) menu in the meeting. Soon, choosing this option will automatically start the Live Transcription process, too. (Right now, this only works in non-channel meetings. Microsoft plans for this to be available in channel meetings by end of August or first week of September.)

What are the differences between Stream Classic and New Stream?

The following features are unavailable on New Stream:

  • Captions cannot be uploaded and attached to videos. For more information on this, including how to post captioned recordings, see the below section on video captioning.
  • Videos cannot be edited or trimmed within the New Stream interface.
  • Videos cannot be embedded on sites such as Blackboard or blog.uvm.edu.
  • Automatic transcriptions are not available when recording a channel-based meeting. Transcription is still available in recordings that are made in meetings that are scheduled between individuals, and recordings made in break-out rooms.
  • Video channels (not Teams channels) are no longer available.
  • Microsoft plans to address these feature gaps in the coming months, with creating and editing transcripts and caption files at the top of their priority list.

New features:

  • Links to videos can be shared publicly, including for viewers outside of UVM.
  • Meeting recordings (and other video content) can be managed just like other files in OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint.
  • Videos uploaded via OneDrive will automatically appear in stream.office.com.
  • Find meeting recordings based on what was said in the meeting using the transcript.

What about video captioning?

The New Stream platform service does not support the uploading of captions and transcripts. If you have a meeting or class where non-automatically generated captions are required (such as for an accommodation request), you can host that video in UVM Streaming service. Instructions for adding captions to videos on UVM Streaming are available in this article.

Where do I go if I have questions?

For more information on the roadmap and migration process for Stream, see the below Microsoft documentation:

If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact the UVM Tech Team.

Updated on September 16, 2021

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