At SquarePlanIT, we’re fanatical about making technology easy so you can enjoy increased productivity, efficiency, and security in your business. We’re continuing to highlight several tools that will help you become more productive and efficient in your day to day operations. The best part? If you’re one of our clients, you already have access to these tools at no extra cost! In case you missed it, make sure to check out our article on how to easily share files with clients!

Microsoft Stream

Today we’re focused on Microsoft Stream, a collaboration tool that provides an easy way to record videos in the cloud and access them from anywhere. Do you need a place to store training videos and other in-house educational content? Maybe you just need to record a quick how-to guide for one of your apps or business processes. You can do all of that directly in your browser without having to purchase or install any apps! Here’s how Microsoft describes this service:

Increase engagement and knowledge retention for training and education; enable everyone to contribute with peer-to-peer information sharing.Drive engagement across your team by creating and delivering video with high-quality playback and scale from your desktop, tablet or mobile device.

Wherever you are.

With the increase in “work from anywhere” environments, sharing information with team members can be challenging. With Microsoft Stream, all your videos are in one place, wherever you are. Watch videos from across your organization in the Stream application or in other applications you use every day—any time, on any device. The best part? Stream is deeply integrated with Microsoft Teams, enabling you to be productive wherever you are in the world.

Increased productivity.

Stream enables increased team member engagement and knowledge retention for training and education; enable everyone to contribute with peer-to-peer information sharing. You can use the new Stream camera to record your webcam, your screen, add edits (think ink, text, backgrounds, and filters) and upload to OneDrive. Future iterations of Stream camera will include additional features, such as adding music clips.

Deep integrations with the tools you already use.

Stream is deeply integrated with other Microsoft 365 apps like Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint. You can access your Stream content directly from the Teams app or embed a Stream video within a SharePoint page! Just head on over to stream.office.com to get started!

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