Microsoft Teams recordings are a great feature for when people miss meetings and need to catch up, or when they just need to review the content. We’ve used them in the past for technical demos and project handovers. Recordings were were, until now, saved into Microsoft Stream and available to view in the Stream app. This is changing in the near future.
Going forward, Teams recordings will be saved into OneDrive and SharePoint by default instead. For any Channel meetings, recordings will be stored in the appropriate SharePoint library and for regular, non-channel meetings, they will be saved in the OneDrive of the user who hits the record button.
The current schedule for this rollout as issued by the Microsoft Message Center is:
- mid-October (October 19, 2020) – You can enable the Teams Meeting policy to have meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint instead of Microsoft Stream (Classic)
- End of October (October 31, 2020) – Meeting recordings in OneDrive and SharePoint will have support for English captions via the Teams transcription feature.
- Early to mid-November (Rolling out between November 1 -15 , 2020) – All new Teams meeting recordings will be saved to OneDrive and SharePoint unless you delay this change by modifying your organization’s Teams Meeting policies and explicitly setting them to “Stream”
- Q1 2021 – No new meeting recordings can be saved to Microsoft Stream (Classic); all customers will automatically have meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint even if they’ve changed their Teams meeting policies to Stream”
To delay this change until Q1 2020, you can run the below command in the Skype Online Management Shell (Yes it’s still around and very much needed to manage Teams, however it’s now installed as part of the Microsoft Teams PowerShell Module)
Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global -RecordingStorageMode "Stream"
The above command will allow you to defer this change to 2021 but not prevent it entirely.
For more information on the benefits of this change – and the limitations after moving, see the below Microsoft Article: