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Teams recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint
October 5, 2020

Microsoft are changing the storage for new Teams meeting recordings to be stored on, and served from, OneDrive and SharePoint – instead of Microsoft Stream.



    • Early October  – You can enable the Teams Meeting policy to have meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint instead of Microsoft Stream (Classic)
    • End of October (31 October, 2020) – Meeting recordings in OneDrive and SharePoint will have support for English captions via the Teams transcription feature.
    • Early to mid-November (Rolling out between 1 – 15 November, 2020) – All new Teams meeting recordings will be saved to OneDrive and SharePoint unless you delay this change by modifying your organisation’s Teams Meeting policies and explicitly setting them to “Stream”
    • Q1 2021 – No new meeting recordings can be saved to Microsoft Stream (Classic); all customers will automatically have meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint even if they’ve changed their Teams meeting policies to Stream

New features

The move to OneDrive and SharePoint immediately unlocks long-awaited features including external and guest sharing, retention policy application, GoLocal support, and BYOK support for customers, with improved transcription quality, speaker attribution, transcript content search, and more features to follow in 2021.


Meeting Storage
Non-Channel meetings will be stored in the OneDrive of the person who clicked the record button in a special folder labeled “Recordings” – which sits at the top of the recorder’s OneDrive. Channel meetings will be stored in a folder called “Recordings”, under a folder named after the channel under the Team’s document library.


All meeting invitees – except for external users – in non-channel meetings will automatically get a shared link to access the meeting recording. External users will need to be explicitly added to the shared list by the meeting organiser or the person that clicked the record button. For Channel meetings, permissions will be inherited from the owners and members list in the channel.


Feature gaps
The following gaps exist today:

    • Ability to block download of the video by meeting participants
    • Ability to view and edit the transcript in the player, but closed captions will be present
    • Non-English language transcripts/captions
    • Variable playback speed in video player


What should I do to prepare for this change?
You are able to opt in, opt out, or take no action with regard to these changes. Changes will apply to customers who either opt in or take no action.

Admins can opt in or opt out of OneDrive and SharePoint as the Teams meeting recording storage location via a Teams policy in PowerShell. Additionally, customers who wish to have captions for their meetings will need to enable transcript recording in Teams.

In the first quarter of 2021, saving Teams meeting recordings to Microsoft Stream (Classic) will no longer be allowed​. Microsoft will communicate precise dates nearer the time. 



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