Information Services

Microsoft Stream

Microsoft Stream is our recommended platform to upload and share your video meeting or live event recordings from Microsoft Teams.


Get Started with Stream

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On this page you will find information on what Microsoft Stream is, when and why you should use it and how to access it.

Help and FAQs

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On this page you will find links to guidance and help with using Microsoft Stream.

Security, Data Protection and Privacy


Please review the University of Edinburgh's policies on Information Security which applies when using Microsoft Stream:

University of Edinburgh Information Security Policy

If you are sharing research data through your recordings in Microsoft Stream, please refer to the Research Data Service webpage for information:

Research Data Service

Data Protection

A Data Protection Impact Assessment on Microsoft Stream has been completed at the University of Edinburgh and you can access this document below:

Microsoft Stream DPIA


Recording Online and Digital Events

Recording Privacy Statement (Internal - Staff and Students)

Recording Privacy Statement (External Collaborators)

Further Privacy Information

Please also read through the information and guidelines we provide on recording Online and Digital Events:

Guiding Principles - Recording of Online and Digital Events

Further Privacy Information

You can also review the University's privacy notices, which apply when using Microsoft Teams:

Student Privacy Notices

Employee Privacy Notices

If you want to contact someone about Data Protection, you can email the University’s Data Protection Officer at 

For further information on the University of Edinburgh’s approach to your data protection and rights, please see the following page -

If you have any questions about Microsoft Teams meeting recordings or Stream, please contact IS Helpline -  ​​​

More information

If you have concerns about security, data protection or privacy in Microsoft Teams, please contact IS Helpline