Just Announced – Office 365 Video!

Office 365 development continues on at a fast pace, and the latest product to be added to the portfolio comes in the shape of Office 365 Video. Video is becoming a more and more prevalent way to share content, ideas and information and using Office 365 Video, you will be able to have your own corporate YouTube style portal for video content. The portal allows for Yammer conversations to take place in line with the video content, and allows for uploading and consuming video content on any device, right in line with Microsoft’s vision for a mobile-first, cloud-first world.

SharePoint Online is required for Office 365 Video to be functional, and it will become available worldwide in early 2015 on a per tenant basis. Enterprise and Academic plans only will be able to use the feature, and I can see it being a hit with the Academic plans in particular! For all the government Office 365 customers out there, this features is planned but no release dates set yet.

There will be no additional cost for the storage of videos, however it will count against your Team Site pooled storage, so this needs to be kept in mind with regards to large file sizes. Like most Office 365 features, you will also be able to enable and disable Office 365 Video at will.

To find out more information, check out http://blogs.office.com/2014/11/18/introducing-office-365-video/