Use OneDrive for Business and SharePoint for Teams Meeting Recordings

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Announced at Microsoft Ignite 2020, Microsoft is now changing the way Teams Meeting Recordings are stored.

As you might already be familiar with, all recordings of Teams meetings have been stored in Microsoft Stream, which is the Office 365 Enterprise Video service, that can be used to share videos thoughout your organization.

Some limits of Stream is that videos are not able to be shared with external, so any external meeting participants are not able to view any recordings from Stream.

This is now changing. Instead of using Stream, going forward, all Teams Meeting Recordings will automatically be saved into OneDrive for Business or SharePoint. This will make it easy to share the video file with any external people, who need access to the recording of the meeting.

When will this be available ?

You can opt-in to the OneDrive and SharePoint storage location as of today, see how to in the blog post below.

The timeline announced during Ignite:

DateWhat is available, when…
Early Q4 CY20 (beginning 1st October 2020)Tenant admins can opt-in or opt-out of the OneDrive and SharePoint storage location via Teams Policy using PowerShell and as of 5th Oct. 2020, TMR can be saved to OneDrive and SharePoint
Mid Q4 CY20 (Nov. 2020)All new Teams meeting recordings will be saved to OneDrive and SharePoint unless you have opt-out and set Storage to still use Stream
Q1 CY21All tenants are saving all Teams Meeting Records to OneDrive and SharePoint, even if Stream has been configured

How to enable the OneDrive for Business and SharePoint for Teams recordings

Connect to your tenant using PowerShell module for Skype for Business (I can recommend using the Connect 365 script by Chris Goosen)

Check the current setting of the RecordStorageMode, using:

Get-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global | Select Identity,RecordingStorageMode

Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global -RecordingStorageMode "OneDriveForBusiness"

Get-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global | Select Identity,RecordingStorageMode

As of October 5th 2020, the new recording storage location should be able to be used, if you opt-in as described above. But it can differ a bit, since this is rolling out to tenants world-wide.

Where are the recordings stored ?

When the Storage location has been changed to: OneDriveForBusiness, the storage locations for records are the following:

  • Channel meetings
    • <Team name>’s doc lib/<channel folder>/”Records” normal folder
    • Permissions: Are inherited from the Teams channel members list, new users added to the Team will get access to old recordings
    • Meeting link is added to the chat history

  • All other meetings
    • OneDrive of the person who clicked the record button. Saved into a /”Recordings” special folder
    • Permissions: Internal participants will have view access, the owner is the only one who can edit
      • External participants (guests) do not receive the recordings link automatically and will by default have access to the recordings, instead, they will have to request access
    • Meeting link is added to the chat history

How will my storage quota be impacted

Teams meeting recording files live in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint and are included in your quota for those services. See SharePoint quota and [OneDrive for Business quota] (https://docs.microsoft.com/onedrive/set-default-storage-space).

Reference documentation

Also see the What’s New for Microsoft Teams Meeting Recordingsโ€‹:

Video from Microsoft about What’s New for Microsoft Teams Meeting Recordings