With updates to its Office 365 Video, Microsoft gives businesses more good reasons to increase their use of video and ways to measure performance of that video when they do.

"Office 365 Video provides you a single tool for uploading, sharing and playing back videos anywhere on your company intranet—whether you use SharePoint Online and/or SharePoint Server on-premises," states Mark Kashman, senior product manager, Office 365 Video, in a blog post.
Office 365 Video requires SharePoint Online and is automatically enabled for all users whose organizations have one of the eligible plans and have a SharePoint Online license assigned, according to the blog post.
Highlights of Office 365 Video include:
  • Video viewer statistics
  • Improved upload capabilities
  • Ability to add subtitles
  • Ability to choose thumbnail
  • Owner and people metadata
  • Ability to easily insert a video into a Sharepoint page or team site
  • Download for offline viewing
  • Yammer settings per channel
  • Ability to restore videos deleted by users

According to an FAQ in the post, the features are currently rolling out or "near 100 percent completion."

Click here for a primer on using Office 365 Video. And if you have ideas for future features, share them on Microsoft's Video Feedback page.