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Viva Connection is nowadays everywhere or we can say every organization is using it. Viva Connections is an organization’s personalized gateway, providing employees with a centralized hub to access company news, policies, and resources.

This feature transforms Microsoft Teams into an engaging and dynamic intranet-like experience, where employees can stay informed and connected.

Microsoft Viva Engage

Microsoft Viva Engage is a part of Viva connection. It Gives employees a place to connect, express themselves, and find belonging.


Introducing Microsoft Viva Engage

Viva Engage is a social app for communities, conversations, and self-expression tools that builds on the existing capabilities of the Communities app for Microsoft Teams to connect employees and allow everybody to contribute and express themselves by meeting people via Microsoft Teams.

An Integral part of the Microsoft Viva suite, Viva Engage contributes to Viva Connections and Viva Topics. Over time will extend community, conversation, and knowledge experiences into other areas of Viva.

Microsoft Viva Engage offers:

Microsoft Viva Engage offers new ways to connect, share, and find belonging at work.

For leaders, Viva Engage is a place to share news and strategy, model culture, speak with employees, and weigh in on conversations. Features like virtual events, pinned conversations, and announcements with notifications across Teams, Outlook, and Viva Connections.

If available, the following link directly opens Viva Engage in Outlook:

For employees, Viva Engage enables people to build communities and professional networks, share their work and perspective, and find answers to their questions.

Features like storylines and stories, Best Answers, @mentions, and topics help drive participation and build communities and relationships among coworkers.

Create and Join Employee Communities.

Connect with coworkers in communities built around interests, job types, departments, and everything else to find your belonging at work. Microsoft Viva is designed to help people and teams to be at their best, have a voice, and feel included in the workplace.

Viva Engage gives leaders a new way to shape culture at their organizations by unlocking communication and engagement opportunities for everyone. Built on the foundation of Yammer, Viva Engage brings people together across the organization to connect with leaders and coworkers, find answers to questions, share their unique stories, and find belonging at work.

Express Yourself with Storyline and Stories

Viva Engage is more like yammer. Viva Engage introduces a new way to share your unique perspective at scale through your storyline. There are two ways to share your storyline: posts and stories.

Create rich posts that include links, files, photos, and videos. These posts reach and engage followers and colleagues in Microsoft Viva Connections, Outlook, Teams, and Yammer.

A feed of storyline posts from people you follow and recommended colleagues can be found in the new Storylines tab.  

The Storylines tab in Viva Engage offers an AI-powered feed of storyline posts from your network.

You can also share stories – short videos or photos – that deliver a familiar, delightful way to catch up and stay connected with people you work with and interesting colleagues. You can create or upload a story to share a quick update, capture an experience, celebrate a milestone, or amplify existing content.

Stories land at the top of the storyline in a carousel. They also show up in popular Microsoft apps like Outlook, Teams, and Yammer for easy discoverability.

Viva Engage brings your communities to your fingertips, however you work. Install and pin Viva Engage to see it in web, desktop, and mobile versions of Microsoft Teams and start sharing immediately.

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Priyanka Jambhulkar

Priyanka is a Senior Technical Consultant at Perficient. For the last 5 years, she has worked on Microsoft technologies, including SharePoint, PowerApps, Power Automate, and SPFX Framework.

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