Microsoft postpones shifting MS Teams recordings to OneDrive

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  • Microsoft changes the storage for new Microsoft Teams meeting recording to OneDrive and SharePoint.
  • The ODSP shift will unlock features such as GoLocal and BYOK support for customers among others.
  • This change will no longer be mandatory on the 7th of July, as it has been changed to the 16th of August, 2021.
  • Companies that want to have closed captions for Teams meeting recordings, need to turn on the Live Transcription policy.
Microsoft Teams/OneDrive recordings feature delayed

As you probably know, Microsoft is in the process of changing the storage for new Microsoft Teams meeting recordings from Microsoft Stream to OneDrive and SharePoint.

This shift to ODSP will, of course, unlock some much-anticipated features, among which are retention policy application, external and guest sharing, GoLocal support, as well as BYOK support for customers.

Microsoft moves feature release date to August

The tech giant was initially planning to make this change mandatory on the 7th of July 2021, but recently announced that the move would be delayed to the 16th of August.

This happened because Microsoft wants to ensure the availability of transcript driven captions, together with the ability to also block downloads.

According to the timeline that reflects all changes made to this project, as posted by Microsoft, the new date for this release is August 16.

Rolling out incrementally starting August 16th, 2021 (previously July 7th) – No new meeting recordings can be saved to Microsoft Stream (Classic); all customers (Enterprise and Education) will automatically have meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint even if they’ve changed their Teams meeting policies to “Stream”. We recommend that customers roll this feature out before this date so that they can control the timing of the release.

The new feature will be slowly rolled out to users everywhere

The move won’t be happening instantly, instead, it will be rolling out incrementally starting with August 16, 2021. After this, all meeting recordings will be saved exclusively to OneDrive and SharePoint.

As a recommendation from Microsoft, admins should roll out the feature via their Teams policy in PowerShell before the release date, in order to control the timing of the release.

Companies that choose to have closed captions for Teams meeting recordings will need to turn on the Live Transcription policy.

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