Hive for Microsoft 365
Microsoft Makes It Easier Than Ever Before for Enterprises to Leverage Video as a Communications Tool
Microsoft is continuing to expand its video capabilities 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 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 Streaming can be used to optimize delivery of live and on-demand video across Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Teams, Yammer, Skype Meeting Broadcast and Office 365 Video.
How it Works
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
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?
Any Microsoft 365 customer can leverage Hive Insights without having to install a Hive agent.
Any Microsoft 365 customer can leverage Hive Insights without having to install a Hive agent. Simply sign up here and we’ll send you your license.
This free version of Hive Insights provides detailed statistics from your live events in Microsoft 365 to help you understand viewer quality of experience and the impact of streaming video on your network. The service does not require involvement from end users and includes a real-time dashboard, quality of experience reports, and geographic distribution reports.
A smooth and easy set-up process, with no requirements for onsite configurations. Our software-only solution that is pre-integrated with Microsoft 365 provides a smooth and easy set-up with no requirements for onsite configurations.
A hardware free solution, re-using your existing hardware and network infrastructure to distribute live and on-demand video to all users throughout your organization.
A network friendly service with between 95-99% of video traffic offloaded from critical and weak network links, ensuring a great viewer experience and a careful use of the enterprise network.
Hive Silent Testing – you can safely stage your own end-to-end webcast rehearsals, enabling you to detect, analyze and troubleshoot hitches prior to your live broadcast.
Frequently Asked Questions
An unobtrusive Hive Streaming client is installed on end-user devices. The Hive client then acts as a transparent HTTP proxy between the streaming server and the video player.
You deploy the Hive clients and activate with a CMDLET for the application you want to enable with Hive. There’s no need to do any other integration. From that point on all live events and broadcast meetings are automatically Hive-enabled.
We see events that range from a few users in the same location to large corporate events with thousands of viewers spread out to all parts of the globe.
We suggest you activate a free Hive Insights license to get a better understanding of potential network issues. Then start with consumption based pricing to figure out your business case.
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