Microsoft to retire Stream (Classic) in 2024

Brock users have until early next year to migrate video and transcriptions files saved in the legacy Stream (Classic) platform.

With Microsoft retiring Stream (Classic) on Feb. 15, 2024, Brock’s Information Technology Services (ITS) team recommends that all users move their videos at their earliest convenience. Users are already being directed to the new Stream (on SharePoint) in Microsoft 365 and will no longer have access to Stream (Classic) and videos stored there following the retirement date.

Uploaded videos and recorded Teams meetings were automatically saved on Stream (Classic) until August 2021 when it was replaced with Stream (on SharePoint). Since then, recordings have been saved to SharePoint or OneDrive depending on the type of meeting.

Microsoft Stream (on SharePoint) has already achieved feature parity with the Stream (Classic) while bringing enhanced capabilities to transcription. Videos on the current platform are also now saved and managed like other file types in Microsoft 365.

Brock ITS has created resources to help faculty, staff and students to migrate their Stream (Classic) files, including FAQs about the change and detailed instructions on manually downloading videos.

Users requiring assistance with migrating their videos are encouraged to submit a service request to ITS.

Brock ITS will also be reaching out to users with large numbers of files before the end of the year to ensure they are prepared for the change.

Those interested in moving their Stream (Classic) videos to YuJa can contact the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation or consult YuJa documentation on how to upload a video.

Faculty and staff are also advised to review the Records Policy and records classification and retention schedule to ensure they properly save any Stream (Classic) files that qualify as University records. For help determining if a file is a record, contact Stephanie Reid, Records Coordinator, at

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