Microsoft recently announced the General Availability (GA) of its video portal product called Stream. This is the second unveiling of the product and in true Microsoft form has made real progress in terms of the maturity and feature set. Although the new capabilities announced are all critical (ok, some are more critical than others), it’s important not to get lost in the feature checklist game and miss the real point.
Steve Vonder Haar, Senior Analyst of Enterprise Webcasting & Streaming at Wainhouse Research recently published the following article about some of Stream’s key new capabilities. I’d like to focus instead on what I think are some of the more important statements Microsoft makes with Stream at large.