The October Release notes promises quite a number of key enhancements across all the various Dynamics first party apps. I’ve been geeking it out with my Dynamics colleagues about what’s cool and will share my findings with you in a series of blogs leading up to the October release date.

One notable announcement is that Microsoft Stream support will be coming Dynamics Marketing.

What is Microsoft Stream?

Release in July 2017, Stream will ultimately replace Office 365 Videos. It’s a video streaming service that is built for collaboration across organisations. Notable features include an auto transcription service, facial recognition, out of the box integration with Teams/SharePoint/Other O365 services and soon .. Dynamics 365 Marketing!

How can we use Microsoft Stream in Dynamics Marketing?

With video being the fastest growing medium to reach your customers it makes sense to include this capability within your marketing. It will be available for use within Marketing Pages and Emails, through the editor toolbar where you can add a video content block.

I personally look forward to having my videos within the same Microsoft ecosystem, rather than having disparate services such as YouTube, Vimeo and so on. Also the fact that a lot of these video services are monetised, it would be great to retain control over our video content.

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