On November 18, 2014, Microsoft added a new feature to the enterprise versions of Office 365 called Office 365 Video, the first version of its out-of-box corporate video portal. This feature will enable Office 365 users to create a Mini internal YouTube platforms within their organizations. Thanks to seamless integration with Azure Media Services, videos are rendered and streamed to provide an excellent experience across devices and platforms.
The company describes Office 365 Video as the first of a coming series of new NextGen portals that can be set up quickly and leverage Office Graph machine learning, Yammer social interactions, and mobile usage scenarios.
“Office 365 Video provides organizations with a secure, company-wide destination for posting, sharing and discovering video content,” Office 365 senior product manager Mark Kashman notes in a new post to the Office Blogs. “From onboarding new employees, to distributing a CEO message company wide, to community contributions, video is now a first-class citizen to power and enrich your internal communications.”
Watch the below illustrated video to learn more about how the service stores and preps your video file once you upload it into Office 365 Video.