Microsoft is excited to announce that Office 365 Video has now begun its worldwide rollout to Office 365 customers! Video is fast becoming one of the most powerful forms of communication, so this is a very exciting development for Office 365 users.
Office 365 Video provides businesses and schools with a secure, organisation-wide portal where users can post, share and discover video content. Office 365 Video is the first of a number of NextGen Portals to come to Office 365 which will facilitate how people and groups work together within an organisation.
Let's look at a few of the details!
Office 365 Video has a sleek design to ensure that it is simple to use as well as being efficient and attractive. Powered by Azure Media Services, Office 365 Video promises smooth streaming of video content, and optimises playback for the device being used. Leveraging Yammer and Office Graph, Office 365 Video delivers a personalised experience for each user to create the most efficient social experience within Office 365.
With Office 365 Video it is easy to upload video content. To upload a video, simply drag and drop the video file into the web user interface. Then, enter a title and description and let Office 365 Video take care of the rest. You can upload a wide variety of video file types:
Once uploaded, the service then generates a standardised set of playback files for fast, easy viewing!
For more information on how to upload a video to Office 365 Video, see Create and manage a channel in Office 365 Video.
To see what happens when you upload a video file to Office 365 Video, check out the video below:
Within Office 365 Video, videos are easily searchable with a dedicated search experience in the video portal already scoped to show only video results. All uploaded videos are discoverable in Office Delve (similar to documents, videos are automatically fed into the Office Graph).
Every video player page has easy access to share directly into Yammer via inline conversations. Simply type in your message, add a group or individual to send to and click Post. The conversation stays with the video in the video portal, and can be accessed from the main Yammer user interface or on devices through the various Yammer apps.
Office 365 Video can also be shared through email. Users can click on the mail icon on each playback page and send an email with a direct link to the video!
One of the best things about Office 365 Video is that users will be able to view and share videos within Office 365 on any device! They can easily navigate the home page and channels to find and view content, and even upload new videos from their device! The first release of the Office 365 Video iPhone app has just been launched in the App Store for download! The app gives users the same level of access and capabilities as the web experience, which means you can easily view video content anywhere, anytime.
It’s very easy to set the permissions for the home page leveraging the same Active Directory powering authentication in all areas of Office 365. This enables admins to manage permissions for each channel. Channels are easy to create and assign delegated owner(s)—or channel managers—who can then manage their own content and specific set of permissions.
Throughout the Office 365 Video portal, everything is encrypted and secure by design; that’s encryption at-rest and encryption in-transit. Adhering to the Office 365 Trust Centre commitments, an organisation's videos are kept isolated and encrypted in all locations, and are only available to authenticated users that have access and permissions to their organisation's videos.
Learn more about how to set up and manage your Office 365 Video portal.
For a full introduction to Office 365 Video and more information on uploading, viewing, navigating and sharing, see Meet Office 365 Video