Microsoft Viva Connections allows your colleagues and team members to connect and stay engaged. Collaborate on projects, discuss the workday and generally boost inclusion and insight across your company network and beyond.
With Viva Connections, it’s easier than ever to keep everyone up to date with the latest information and updates about important projects or company business. In conjunction with the rest of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform, Connections puts information, resources and conversations at your employees’ fingertips.
As well as connecting employees in chat and collaboration, businesses can use Viva Connections to share company positions, gather feedback, conduct forums, share branding and identity documents, boost human resources information and create a personalised dashboard for teams and projects.
Valto is an official Microsoft Gold Partner, so setting up and configuring your Viva environment is in the safest hands. Working alongside Viva Learning, Viva Insights and Viva Topics, Viva Connections is a great tool for sharing useful information, fostering a positive culture at work and leveraging data to make insightful suggestions.
Microsoft Viva Connections
Part of the Microsoft Viva Employee Experience Platform, Viva Connections helps create conversations and share information across your business network. Create a one-stop shop for all the information and resources your employees need, and foster an inclusive, positive work environment.
Viva Connections makes up a quarter of the four modules that make up the overall Microsoft Viva Suite. The other modules are Viva Insights, Viva Learning and Viva Topics, which can be deployed through SharePoint intranet sites, Microsoft Teams and Outlook for easy access.
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What is Microsoft Viva Connections?
Microsoft Viva Connections is a branded app within the Microsoft Teams system that’s powered by Microsoft 365 and built to enhance experiences and improve the business environment for frontline workers and information teams. The platform can be used alongside other functionalities within programs like SharePoint, Yammer and Teams.
Viva Connections functions like a SharePoint news intranet site, but with the added benefit of existing within Teams. This means all information is in one place, and your employees don’t need to leave the program. Once you’ve set it up correctly (which our team of expert SharePoint developers can help with), it will add a link to Teams within the SharePoint App Bar and navigation for easy access.
In a nutshell, Viva Connections is a great way to share, publish, highlight and communicate important and useful information to your users, through Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Viva Connections app for desktop
Within the desktop experience, Viva Connections uses your SharePoint intranet home site to create a branded app inside Teams. Within this desktop version, your employees can:
- Search for content within the intranet site using the search bar on Teams
- Find essential resources and organisational news with global navigation
- Navigate to sites and sources that are important to the business
- Use internal resources and intranet tools within the Teams interface
Microsoft Viva Connections app for mobile
Available for mobile devices both Android and on iOS, the Viva Connections app contains the Viva Connections Dashboard, the Connections Feed and other Resources.
The app allows users to view either a curated experience (where content displayed is chosen by the administrator or site owner, for example on the home site-based personalised Dashboard), or a tailored experience (where content is automatically chosen based on what is the most relevant to users based on interests, job role, habits and more, for example in the Feed).
See how Viva Connections and the wider Viva Suite can help boost the employee experience at your business.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Microsoft Viva Connections?
Microsoft Viva Connections is a branded app that offers both desktop and mobile experiences within Microsoft Teams that allows businesses to easily share information, boost the employee experience, deliver updates, host polls, provide data insights, boost employee engagement and more.
Viva Connections is available as a mobile app (supported on iOS and Android devices), as well as on desktop through Microsoft Teams.
What is Microsoft Viva for?
Microsoft Viva is Microsoft’s employee experience platform, designed to help enhance learning, resources, productivity, community, insights and more. It is powered through Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365. Microsoft Viva aims to put people – colleagues, contacts, team members – at the heart of the business experience, and boost productivity and foster a better work culture as a result of data-led insights, community conversation and easily accessible learning resources.
Is Microsoft Viva Connections free?
Microsoft Viva Connections is available included as part of enterprise grade plans for both Microsoft 365 and Office 365 (for example Microsoft 365 E3, E5 and F3). For a comprehensive service and access to all four complementary pillars within Microsoft’s employee experience platform, you can also subscribe to the Microsoft Viva Suite plan, which is currently priced at £6.80 per user per month (not including VAT). The Suite plan includes access to Viva Connections as well as Viva Learning, Viva Insights and Viva Topics.
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