M365 Changelog: (Updated) Stream (Classic) Sets Retirement Date of April 15, 2024

MC496849 – Updated August 29, 2023: Microsoft has updated the content below with additional information. Please review these new details.

Microsoft will retire Stream (Classic) on April 15, 2024. Additionally, end users will be blocked from uploading new videos to Stream (Classic) on September 15, 2023. Also end user will not be able to access Stream (Classic) at all after October 15, 2023, unless you delay this changes by using the new migration settings in Stream (Classic) admin center.

(Note: GCC customers have a different retirement timeline which can be found here https://aka.ms/StreamClassicRetireTimeline)

Stream (Classic)’s successor service, Stream (on SharePoint), entered general availability in October 2022. Microsoft recommends that you:

  1. begin using Stream (on SharePoint)
  2. direct your users to upload videos to SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, and Yammer
  3. put a plan in place for migration.

Stream live events will retire on January 31, 2024.

When this will happen:

The timeline for Stream (Classic) retirement can be found here: https://aka.ms/StreamClassicRetireTimeline

How this affects your organization:

Stream (on SharePoint) brings your users many of the capabilities of Stream (Classic) while allowing them to record and play videos directly in many everyday work and school apps such as Teams, Office.com, Yammer, Viva, PowerPoint, and SharePoint. In addition, Stream (on SharePoint) also enables your and your users to:

These benefits add up to ease of video management for admins and more productivity for your teams. 

What you need to do to prepare:

Migrating your content from Stream (Classic):

All your existing Stream (Classic) videos can be transferred to Stream (on SharePoint) to take advantage of Stream’s rich integration within Microsoft 365. To support your move to Stream (on SharePoint) Microsoft has created migration tools that allows you to transfer your videos to SharePoint while also bringing over metadata, links and permissions associated with your videos.

To begin using the migration tool please see our Migration Overview – Stream (Classic) to Stream (on SharePoint)

The migration process involves both moving your content and directing your users to Stream (on SharePoint) which has a different look and feel than Stream (Classic). Microsoft recommends that you begin planning your migration soon.

Learn more:

Below are links to more information about migration and Stream (on SharePoint):

Additional information

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