Microsoft Stream is a secure video service that allows you to share recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, training sessions and related videos. It also works well with other Microsoft 365 apps like Teams, SharePoint, OneNote and Forms. With Stream, users can access their videos on multiple devices from any location and deliver both live and on-demand videos to curated audiences.

Stream also offers a number of features that will help you create and deliver the most engaging communications, meetings, training and education. These features include:

    • Speech to text and auto-generated closed captions.
    • Flexible permission settings that allow users to share videos with specific groups, channels and people.
    • Custom video libraries that can be organized by audience and topic.
    • Video commenting and time code tags to refer colleagues to specific parts of videos.

With Stream and Microsoft 365, you can access endless potential for team collaboration across a secure application.

Currently, Microsoft is transitioning to a newer, more integrated version of Stream. The earlier version of Stream will now be known as Microsoft Stream (Classic), and the new version will be known as Microsoft Stream (built on SharePoint) or Stream (on SharePoint). The main difference is that the new Stream (on SharePoint) will leverage the power of SharePoint and OneDrive to improve video management regarding permissions, sharing and governance.

The transition between the earlier and newer version of Stream will be a gradual process. You can view the roadmap here. For the time being, Stream (Classic) and Stream (on SharePoint) will coexist. The retirement date for Stream (Classic) has not been set. EASI will keep the University community informed as Microsoft provides more information.

Campus deployment
Deployed at U of T Saint George campus Deployed at U of T Missisauga campus Deployed at U of T Scarborough campus
User group
Available to Staff Available to Faculty Available to Students


UTmail+ Home

Log in to your online Outlook/UTmail+ account and click on the waffle in the top left corner. Click “All apps”. Select the Stream tool.

Roadmap and Release Schedule