Microsoft Launches New Live Event Capabilities Powered by Microsoft Stream

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Microsoft Launches New Live Event Capabilities Powered by Microsoft Stream

Last week Microsoft announced new live event capabilities will be coming to Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Teams and Yammer. Today we are announcing (via this press release) that Hive Streaming will be integrated across these solutions. Now you can use Hive Streaming to scale a live video broadcast from within Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Teams and Yammer. A great overview and demonstration of how Office 365 customers can use Stream to deliver highly produced, studio-quality live video events to employees can be found on the Microsoft Stream Blog.  Microsoft and Hive Streaming believe that video is a critical tool in improving employee engagement, and these enhancements make it easier to produce and reach quality live video events.

Microsoft is making it easier than ever before for enterprises to broadcast live events. Microsoft Stream will make it possible for users to schedule, produce and broadcast live video broadcasts within applications they interact with every day, such as Yammer and Microsoft Teams. Some of the new capabilities coming to Microsoft Stream include:

  • The ability for organizers to monitor audience engagement in real-time and toggle between audience and producer views.
  • Support for third party production partners, including encoding service integrations from Telestream and Haivision, so that producers can connect multiple cameras, audio feeds, and content sources.
  • The use of facial detection to identify who is talking for mapping on speaker timelines.
  • Speech-to-text and closed captions that capture the event in a readable form and make the content more accessible for everyone
  • Transcript search and timecodes that let you quickly find moments that matter in a video.


According to Microsoft, later this quarter, these features will become available in all enterprise, business, and education plans of Office 365, as well as Stream Plan 1.

Microsoft Stream is a powerful, easy to use video utility, that can meet the needs of a professional, multicamera, global townhall broadcast or a simply broadcast from a desktop inbuilt camera to colleagues around the world.  Hive Streaming is a trusted solution for scaling Skype Meeting Broadcasts and we are now happy to be chosen to do the same for Microsoft Stream.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to if you have any questions. You can read more about our Microsoft integrations here.