After a year and a half free testing, Microsoft Streams, a commercial video service from Microsoft, will have a fruitful year by 2018. Citing foreign media ZDNet reports that Microsoft will begin to exert its force after years of deployment, and Microsoft Stream will provide a more productive way for corporate meetings and training.
In fact, Chris Capossela, Microsoft's chief marketing officer, said in an interview with foreign media ZDNet that Stream is Microsoft's hidden gem, providing searchable voice-to-text transcription, face detection in video and linked timecode. Microsoft also streamlined the Stream user interface and added finer management control.
In July 2016, a public preview of Microsoft Stream came online; on June 20, 2017, Microsoft announced that Stream will be gradually replacing Office 365 Video. Like Office 365 Video, Stream is built on the Azure Media Services platform for uploading, sharing, managing and viewing corporate videos that can be used for education, training and cross-company information sharing.