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A lot changed over the last year including the way we work. Companies around the globe struggle with how to navigate this evolving world of work.

It is a reminder how more than ever people are key to business success, which is why there has never been a greater need for technology data and insight. Together that the data and insights empower people and team to be their best. That is why Microsoft build Viva.

Microsoft Viva is an employee experience platform that combines communications, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights. The  Microsoft 365 tools helps  Microsoft Teams users foster a culture where people and teams can be their best no matter where they work.

Microsoft Viva includes four modules:

  • Viva Connections
  • Viva Insights
  • Viva Learning
  • Viva Topics

Viva Connections

Microsoft research shows that almost 60% of people feel less connected to their team after shifting to a remote workplace.

This challenges all organization because it impacts how organizations operate For example, new hires who never visited the office or met their colleagues face-to-face help them interacts with their colleagues.

Viva Connections fights this disconnect for remote workers. The tool is a single-entry point for employee engagement and internal communications accessible through Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams

Viva Connections is a curated, branded employee destination built on Microsoft 365 capabilities like SharePoint. This module ensures employees can work in a digital workplace that provides customized and valuable information. Viva Connections enables users to discover and search relevant content, sites, and news from across the organization right from the Team’s app bar. Viva Connections also incorporates your organization’s brand and identity directly in Teams.

Viva Connection in MS Teams

 Benefits of using Viva Connections

1.Highlight specific resources: Viva Connections uses the company-curated global navigation links along with personalized content like sites and news, which are powered by Microsoft Graph(Microsoft Graph exposes REST APIs and client libraries to access data on the Microsoft cloud services). Global navigation is configured in SharePoint and accessed by selecting the icon in the Teams app bar.

2. Navigate intranet resources in Teams: Navigate all modern SharePoint sites, pages, and news within Teams without losing context. All files will open in the Teams file preview window.

3. Search for intranet content in Teams: On the home page, you can search for intranet content in SharePoint by searching in the Teams search bar. Search results can be viewed on a SharePoint site in the browser.

4. Share content easily: Features in the SharePoint site header dynamically display tools users can leverage for collaboration depending on the type of content being viewed. Tasks such as sharing a link to a SharePoint page in a Teams chat are much easier.

Viva Insights

Individuals, managers, and leaders benefit from Viva Insights’ tailored, actionable insights.

For example, each employee receives personal experiences and insights that are only accessible to them to help with securing time for regular breaks, focused work, learning, and developing relationships with coworkers. Managers and executives may view trends at the team and organizational levels, as well as recommendations for improving productivity and well-being. To protect personal privacy, the data is aggregated and anonymized.

Additionally, a new dashboard enables organizations to combine employee feedback from LinkedIn Glint with Viva Insights’ collaboration data. This data helps leaders accurately identify where teams struggle, adjust work norms accordingly, and quantify the impact of those changes over time.

Customers can include data from third-party services like Zoom, Slack, Workday, and SAP SuccessFactors in addition to data and signals from the Microsoft ecosystem. The redesigned Glint and Viva Insights dashboard, as well as the Viva Insights app in Teams, are now available in public preview.

Benefits of using Viva insights.

  1. Deliver personalized, actionable insights.
  2. Quantify the impact of work on people and business.
  3. Address complex business challenges.

Benefits of Viva Insights

Viva Insights Benefits


Viva Learning

According to the 2019 PwC CEO Survey: Talent Trends,  79% of CEOs worldwide are concerned a lack of essential skills in their workforce is a barrier to future growth.

Microsoft envisions a world where daily learning habits powers people and business success as a natural part of the company culture. Microsoft Viva Learning delivers education tools through Microsoft Teams, integrating world-class content from LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn, and third-party providers together with your content library. The courses range from traditional modules to microlearning content. The content is accessible in a wide variety of formats to match your specific needs.

Benefits of using Viva Learning

  1. Make learning a natural part of your day.
  2. Combine your learning content in one place.
  3. Empower leaders and employees to curate, assign, and track learning.
  4. Aligned education with business outcomes and individual goals.

Microsoft Viva Learning

Viva Topics

Microsoft Viva Topics is an AI-powered solution that automatically organizes content across your systems into related topics such as projects, products, processes, and customers. Experts can rapidly curate and share knowledge through simple, highly customizable web pages. Viva Topics is an extension of Microsoft Search.

Viva uses AI to understand a customer’s data from Microsoft and other third-party services such as ServiceNow and Salesforce. Viva Topics automatically surfaces topic cards within conversations and documents across the Microsoft 365 ecosystem.

Click on a card with a topic pages’ related documents, conversations, videos, and people. Viva Topics is available as an add-on to Microsoft 365 commercial plans.

Benefits of using Viva Topics

  1. Turn content into usable knowledge.
  2. Organize knowledge into topic pages.
  3. Make knowledge easy to discover and use.

Benefits of Using Viva Topics