On the show this week, Microsoft has just finished their big Microsoft Partner and MVP airlift for Microsoft 365 technologies, so as the year ends, there are fewer announcements. So, it's a shorter episode this week for news - which means we have time to ask the big questions and go into a deep dive on the podcast.
Read news, views, and practical insights about Microsoft Viva from Practical365.com.
Viva Engage As promised on the last show, we take a dive into the latest announcements for Microsoft Viva, beginning with the first new addition to the Viva employee experience platform, Viva Engage. On the show, we discuss how Microsoft is being challenged in the area of corporate communications by startup vendors, who are often […]
In episode 3 of season two, Paul Robichaux and Steve Goodman chat about a flurry of new Microsoft Teams features - including the long-awaited Teams Connect shared channels going into general availability, plus Microsoft's headline conference for IT professionals is back in-person - but will it be the same?
Microsoft's announcement of Viva Engage might just be the thing that gives Yammer a boost and creates a new role for the much-maligned technology inside Microsoft 365.
Viva Learning was launched to GA (General Availability) at Ignite 2021 Fall Edition and rolled out to commercial Microsoft 365 tenants during the last months of 2021. Your employees will, by default, be able to begin using Viva Learning right away without any IT administrator action to enable it or configure it. Now is the time to get to grips with what is available to configure, and how you can use the built-in functionality to good effect.
Microsoft Ignite 2021 happens (virtually) on Nov 2-4. There are tons of sessions scheduled and in this post we consider some important Microsoft 365 topics that we hope Microsoft will cover to help technologists plan tenant development over the coming year. Above all, we're looking forward to being able to attend conferences like Ignite in person so that we can learn from experts from inside and outside Microsoft.
TEC 2021, The Experts Conference, takes place as a virtual event on September 1-2. In this article, Tony selects his favorite sessions from the event agenda. This isn't to say that the other sessions are no good. Everyone's got their own favorite topics and there are many other TEC 2021 sessions covering other topics which will make others very happy.
A new version of the Microsoft Viva Insights app for Teams includes some of the promised wellbeing functionality designed to help stressed users get through the work day more easily. You can praise co-workers, learn to breathe and relax, note your current state of wellness, and take a virtual commute to wrap up the working day. Some people will love the app, others will wonder what the fuss is all about. It's a very personal thing, which I guess is the nature of Viva Insights.
In the second part of a two-part series, after going through the work to generate Viva Topics, it's time to expose the topic cards to apps. In this article, we explore how apps use topic cards, including the Office online apps and Microsoft 365 apps for enterprise. We also consider the experience of users within a tenant who don't have a license for Viva Topics. Finally, we ask the big question if Viva Topics is worth the $5/month fee per user asked for by Microsoft.