Microsoft has today launched a new service for Office 365 users in the form of the new Microsoft Office 365 Video feature. That takes the form an intranet website portal where people can login post and view videos within your business or organisation.
The new service is like a private YouTube service for companies to use to post internal marketing materials, tutorials or anything else they can think of.
Office 365 Video uses a HTML5-based player so media is easily accessible across a variety of platforms, but Adobe Flash might be required for some devices. Microsoft explains :
“It’s a streaming video service for your organization that’s available with SharePoint Online in Office 365. It’s a great place to share videos of executive communications or recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, or training sessions, for example. Office 365 Video displays a thumbnail image of each video on the site. You just select a thumbnail to view a particular video.
To upload a video, you upload it to a specific channel. You can upload multiple videos to a channel at the same time. Anyone in your organization who has edit permission for a particular channel can upload videos to it. You can watch videos from where they are featured on the Office 365 Video home page, and from specific channels. When you select a video thumbnail, the video plays right in your browser window.”
For more information on the new Office 365 Video jump over to the official Microsoft website for details.