Microsoft is all set to please its users and has recently released a new feature intended for businesses to manage and share their videos using a new cloud-based offering aptly named Office 365 Video.
Mark Kashman, senior product manager for Microsoft Office 365, and Office 365 Video has described the product as “First of many NextGen Portal.” The new feature has a SharePoint-inspired smart hub which is capable of acting as a social, shareable and mobile destination most suited for business professionals. In an official blog post, Kashman wrote, “Office 365 Video is designed to meet the requirements of IT and win the hearts and minds of user.” To know more information about the same, contact the Microsoft help department.
The all new feature, Office 365 Video, is powered by Azure Media Services, Microsoft’s own cloud-based digital media transcoding and delivery platform that is suited for video content producers and similar enthusiasts. The feature saw public attention during its first announcement in 2012 and was later launched in early 2013. Moreover, Azure Media Services has undergone rigorous public tests, as it was NBC’s go-to online video provider and responsible for coverage of this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Observing the product’s collaborative bent, Kashman observed, “Office 365 Video benefits from adaptive smooth streaming technology optimizing video playback for the device it’s being viewed on. It, too, leverages Yammer and the Office Graph to deliver a social, personalized experience within Office 365.”
The major highlights of the all new Office 365 Video are drag-and-drop video upload support. It also supports a wide range of video codecs that include MPEG-4 v2, H.264, and the Windows Media Video, among others. After the videos are uploaded and available on the cloud, enterprise search can be used to search through the videos as well. Contact the Microsoft help department to know more information about Microsoft Office 365 Video.
Moreover, once uploaded, all videos appear in Microsoft’s smart, Flipboard-like Office 365 app. Unlike traditional news and activity feeds, Microsoft Office Delve, the new feature, makes use of machine learning in order to transmit relevant information and content.
Microsoft’s enterprise social networking platform, Yammer has been completely integrated with Office 365 Video. The video conversations are automatically linked to the posted videos, and can be easily accessed using the Yammer app or from the stock Yammer interface.
As an ending note, Kashman highlighted the security feature of Office 365 Video. He wrote, “It’s very easy to set the permissions for the home page leveraging the same Active Directory powering authentication in all areas of Office 365. This same governance model enables admins to manage permissions for each channel.”