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Microsoft Makes It Easier Than Ever Before for Enterprises to Leverage Video as a Communications Tool

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Microsoft is continuing to expand its video streaming solutions for the enterprise by offering robust cloud-based applications for live communications as well as VOD content storage and management. You can create a live event in Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Teams, Yammer Live Events or Skype Meeting Broadcast and save that event as a video on demand asset for later viewing. But, to fully take advantage of the capabilities these applications offer, you need to ensure your network is up to the task.

That’s Where Hive Streaming Can Help

Hive partners with Microsoft to help customers utilize their existing network investment to distribute high-quality video with the Hive software-based Enterprise Content Delivery Network (eCDN) solution. With Hive for Microsoft 365, you can reach thousands of viewers with your message without impacting other business-critical traffic on the network. Hive for Microsoft 365 also includes the tools to simulate live events before you run them and better understand the impact of streaming video across your network

Hive ECDN for Microsoft 365

Hive Insights is a comprehensive suite of analytics providing a wealth of information including network and video performance by site, subnet, and the individual viewer.

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An invisible and unobtrusive Hive Streaming agent is installed on end-user devices. The Hive agent then acts as a transparent HTTP proxy between the streaming server and the video player.
Hive can be deployed with SCCM or any other software configuration management platform. After deployment, your IT administrator then activates Hive for the Microsoft application they wish to enable it for. There’s no need to do any other integration. From that point on all broadcasts, webcasts and VOD assets used through that application are automatically Hive-enabled.

Alternatively or as a complement to the Hive agent, Hive offers a browser based WebRTC solution. More information on the benefits and limitations of Hive WebRTC can be found here.

Hive Insights for Microsoft 365

Hive Insights is a comprehensive suite of analytics providing a wealth of information including network and video performance by site, subnet, and the individual viewer.

Hive Insights runs in the browser and provides you with detailed analytics on how your network is coping with video; QoS data on your network and video performance by site, subnet, and the individual viewer. Hive Insights can be used in conjunction with the Hive eCDN or as a standalone reporting and analytics engine.

Do you want to understand the impact of video on your network before purchasing an eCDN solution?