Recording a meeting in Teams

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Since the launch of Microsoft Teams, it is evolving quickly, one of the new features that have been recently launched is Cloud Recording. Cloud Recording allows to record a meeting from Microsoft Teams which is fantastic, the only drawback that I have to add, it is that this feature is still in preview, so probably isn’t totally finished.

First of all, we need to check if all the necessary policies have been enabled in the tenant (by default are enabled), but to check this, we can execute the following PowerShell lines:

Import-Module LyncOnlineConnector
$userCredential = Get-Credential
$sfbSession = New-CsOnlineSession -Credential
$userCredential Import-PSSession $sfbSession

Get-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global

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If you need to change some of the parameters, you can execute the following:

Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global -AllowCloudRecording $true
Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global -AllowTranscription $true

Ok, now we have everything enabled at the side of Microsoft Teams, but currently this feature has something hide inside, the recording video works under Microsoft Stream. Yes, you’re reading well, wether in SFB the video were stored in the user who started the recording, in Teams, Stream provides the storage, playback and sharing capabilities, and if you have the right license, transcription and indexing.

So… what are the requirements? A valid Microsoft Teams license and a valid Microsoft Stream license. Because all the users that initiate recording in Teams, needs a license with the rights to upload videos to Stream, also take into account that this license also will be necessary for those users who wants to visualize the video…

For those who don’t know yet Microsoft Stream, I have to say that it comes in two plans (P1 and P2), P1 for view and upload videos and P2 for more things. More info here

AS it can be seen in the previous link, P1 license is included in E1, E3 and E5 licenses, and the most surprising thing is that Stream is not available in Business Plans (at the time writting this I tried in one of my tenants and unfotunately was not possible).

Once we have check the necessary requirements, we can start recording a meeting

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and once we have finished the meeting, we can stop the recording and automatically will be processed and upload to Microsoft Stream:

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We can play the video directly from Microsoft Teams, which will pop up Microsoft Stream to reproduce the record:

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From the video itself we can share the video

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Or even, access to Stream, where the video has been autommatically uploaded:

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I have to add that if you’re an invited user, you can’t start the recording, even if you’re the moderator

In case you need more info about this new cool feature, I suggest to visit the following link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/cloud-recording

Till next time!

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