Recording Microsoft Teams Meetings

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Microsoft have been rolling out changes to how recording Microsoft Teams meetings works in the cloud. If you searched Google, as I did, you may have found a Microsoft Docs page that said you require at least an E3 (Enterprise) M365 licence and Microsoft Stream.

Turns out that’s outdated. Microsoft have started to decommission the Stream service and recording Microsoft Teams meetings now uses OneDrive as storage. Recording is also now available to anyone with an Enterprise (E1, E3, E5), Education (A1, A3, A5), Microsoft 365 Business Premium, Business Standard, or Business Basic licence.

Getting Started: Recording Microsoft Teams Meetings

If you’re not already familiar with Microsoft’s All-in-one Collaboration tool, we have several articles on getting started from How to Install Microsoft Teams to Microsoft Teams: Video Conferencing which should get you up to speed.

Whether you start the meeting by using the “Meet Now” option or “Schedule a Meeting”, once the meeting begins you are able to start recording. Be aware it may  take a few seconds for the recording to start and you can start the recording as soon as you are in the meeting. You don’t need to wait for everyone to arrive.

You should also have a clear policy on recording and your participants should be aware beforehand – but that’s an article for another day.

Once you are ready to starting recording, click on the 3 dots “…” near the top-right of the meeting window and then click on “Start Recording”.

To end the recording, open the menu again and click on “Stop Recording”.

Where Are My Meetings Stored?

Once your recording is available you will see a link to it in the “Posts” section of the Teams channel that was used to host the meeting.

Recording Location

There will also be a new folder in the “Files “section of that channel called “Recordings”

Recordings Folder

Be aware this is a note on the Microsoft Docs page that says: “As of August 20, 2020, access to the meeting recording file will expire after 21 days for users with A1” which is the free Educational tier of Microsoft 365.

So there you have it, a pretty simple method to record a meeting or presentation.

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