SharePoint Tidbit – The future of Office Mix Add-in and Mix.Office.com


Hello All,

On October 20, 2017, Microsoft announced Office Mix is becoming a part of PowerPoint and we are retiring Office Mix. Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint 2013/PowerPoint 2016 and a service that helps people create and share interactive videos. The roadmap for the replacement of the features that Office Mix provided is as follows.

 

Mix Capability

Replacement
Mix add-in Recording tab in PowerPoint for Office 365 Client Subscriptions1
Mix portal Microsoft Stream available as part of Office 365 Commercial Subscriptions
Mix lessons Stream Videos2
Document Analytics Steam Analytics2
Quizzes Microsoft Forms2

 

Here are some upcoming milestones you should be aware of:

10/20/2018 - Announcements, Migration experience is enabled at Mix.office.com, and email went out to users about downloading data

1/1/2018 - Add-in is removed from site and new users cannot sign up

5/1/2018 - Site will be discontinued, links to site will fail

Things you should know:

This article is available it describes the retirement as well as next steps that both Consumer and Commercial users should take to either download or migrate their Mixes.

The engineering team will continue to monitor the https://officemix.uservoice.com forum for questions from customers about the migration.

Now it's time to migrate, follow this Mix.office.com

What Happens to...after Migration to Stream:

 

Before Migration After Migration
URL links to lessons on the Mix.com site Links to Mix.Office.Com continue to work until the site is retired
Existing Mix permissions Mapped to equivalent permission in Stream
Existing Mix PPTX Mapped to Stream as an alternative asset and upconverted to play back in PowerPoint Online
Existing published Mixes Converted to MP4 and uploaded to Stream
Publishing Publish to Stream as MP4 from PowerPoint*
Analytics Basic Analytics available from Stream with gaps improved in FY18
Existing Snip videos Snip videos will not be migrated.

* Feature is currently in the Insider channel and will be coming to Monthly Channel (Targeted) soon.

 

Pax

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