[November 2, 2020] Microsoft has implemented a change that impacts the default storage location for Teams recordings that provides a much better user and sharing experience. This change is effective immediately.
How will this change impact me?
Previous to this change, a meeting recording was transcoded and stored in a Microsoft service called Azure Media Services. The option to download the recording was made available in the Chat tab of that meeting event for all attendees to download, with an expiry of 20 days.
With the update to default storage locations, your experience related to the use of Microsoft Teams Recordings will change in the following ways:
If you are a Meeting Organizer/channel member in a Microsoft Team and have chosen to record a Teams Channel Meeting, that meeting recording will now be stored within the folder structure of your Teams SharePoint site:
If you are a meeting organizer/participant in a one-on-one or group Teams Meeting or Teams Call that takes place outside of a Teams Channel, meeting recordings will be stored in the Sheridan OneDrive of the user who initiated the recording in a folder called, Recordings.
Sharing links to meeting recordings will be made available to all meeting participants in the Chat tab of your meeting.
users can either stream the video or download* a copy, if they choose
meeting recordings will have no expiry date and will be available until they are deleted
If you currently synchronize all of your OneDrive and/or SharePoint files and folders to your desktop/laptop computer, you may want to choose not to sync the Recordings folder(s) to save hard-drive space. A one hour recording averages about 400MB in size.
* If you have a need to block meeting participants from downloading your recorded meeting, that feature will be released by November 30, 2020.
Why don't I see my Live Captioning text in my Teams Meeting Recording?
Unfortunately at this time the Live Captioning Text does not get stored in the Teams Meeting Recording, but there will be a bunch of new features coming to the Teams Meeting Experience by the end of December 2020 that includes the captioning/transcription of your Teams Meeting Recordings.
Do my Teams Meeting Recording files take up space on my OneDrive/SharePoint online storage?
Yes, the Recordings folder and any Teams Meeting Recording files will go against your OneDrive or SharePoint Online storage quotas of 1TB each. 1 hour of video storage is approximately 400MB.
If you are using the OneDrive app on your computer, you may want to not sync the Recordings folder to your computer as it may take up valuable space on your computers hard drive. See Choose which OneDrive folders to sync to your computer to learn how to stop the syncing of that folder.
How can I edit my Teams Meeting Recording?
If you are looking to edit your Teams Meeting Recording for redistribution, you can easily download the recording file to your computer from OneDrive/SharePoint and use the Video Editor app for Windows 10 or iMovie for macOS to make basis edits and share that edited video to your peers.
Questions or Concerns?
If you have questions or concerns about the changes noted above, contact the IT Service Desk at 905-845-9430 ext. 2150 or email email@example.com.