What’s new for Microsoft Viva – May 2023

In May Microsoft has unveiled a range of exciting updates and features for its employee experience platform, Microsoft Viva. These enhancements are set to revolutionize the way organizations work and collaborate. One notable addition is the customization of the Viva Connections Mobile dashboard, allowing employees to personalize their dashboard with the most relevant information. Organizations can tailor this feature to meet their specific requirements, thanks to the flexibility provided to tenant admins and site operators.

In this blog post, you can dive into the latest updates for Microsoft Viva and explore how they can benefit both employees and organizations alike.

Microsoft Viva updtes


Enhance collaboration with Microsoft Teams work location feature

In today’s dynamic work environment, where remote and hybrid work models are becoming increasingly prevalent, maintaining effective communication and collaboration is crucial. Microsoft Teams has introduced a new feature that allows users to set their work location for the day.

This feature brings transparency and clarity to team members regarding each other’s availability for in-office and remote collaboration. By simply clicking on a user’s avatar or profile photo in Teams, colleagues will be able to access vital information such as online status, work hours, local time, and most importantly, the work location whether it be remote or the office.

Set work location in Microsoft Teams


Say goodbye to Microsoft Teams Wikis and hello to enhanced note taking with OneNote

Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Teams channels wikis will be retired and note taking capabilities will be powered by OneNote. This change is part of Microsoft effort to unify the applications available in Microsoft 365 for note taking.

OneNote provides an enhanced note taking experience, keeping the team notes organized in a single notebook. The new experience includes easy collaboration across the team, rich editing with typing, ink annotations, highlighting, file attachments, and easy recall and search for channel notes within OneNote on any platform.

Microsoft Teams wikis deprecation


How to export teams users to CSV from Microsoft Teams Admin Center

Microsoft Teams has become an essential communication and collaboration tool for organizations worldwide. With Teams, administrators can manage users, teams, and channels to ensure smooth communication and collaboration.

One essential feature for administrators is the ability to export a list of teams users from the Teams Admin Center. This feature allows administrators to get a list of the users, including user name, user id, title, location and role. The data is exported in a CSV format, which is easily readable and can be used for analysis or reporting.

Export Microsoft Teams user to a CSV file


How to use voice typing on Windows 11 for effortless Microsoft Teams messaging

With the rapid shift towards remote work, Microsoft Teams has become an essential tool for collaboration and communication in the modern workplace. However, typing out messages on the platform can be tedious and time-consuming, especially for those who have a lot to say.

Fortunately, Windows 11 has introduced a game-changing feature – Voice Typing – that enables users to compose messages in Microsoft Teams by speaking instead of typing. Whether you’re a seasoned user or new to the platform, incorporating voice typing into your workflow will help you save time, reduce stress, and increase productivity.

Microsoft Teams voice message typing on Windows 11


What’s new for Microsoft Viva – April 2023

As we move further into 2023, Microsoft Viva has been making headlines with its latest updates and features. It has been a busy month for Viva Goals, Viva Connections, and Viva Topics, which have all received significant enhancements and improvements.

These updates promise to provide employees with more seamless and engaging experiences, as well as enable organizations to better track and achieve their goals. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the latest updates for Microsoft Viva and explore how they can benefit both employees and organizations alike.

Microsoft Viva updtes


Streamline employee experience: How to choose the default landing experience for Viva Connections desktop

As businesses continue to adapt to new work environments and employee needs, optimizing the digital workspace has become more important than ever. Microsoft Viva Connections Desktop is a valuable tool for creating a centralized, customizable hub for employee communication, collaboration, and access to key resources.

One of the key decisions when implementing Viva Connections Desktop is choosing the default landing experience. In this blog post, I’m providing the instructions to set the new Viva Connections experience or the old one based on SharePoint home sites.

Viva Connections default experience


Power up your presentations with Microsoft Presenter+: A comprehensive review of the must-have Microsoft Teams device

Are you someone who frequently uses Microsoft Teams for work or school? If so, you might be interested in Microsoft Presenter+, a remote designed to enhance your Teams experience. In this comprehensive review, I’ll take a closer look at the device’s features and capabilities to help you determine whether it’s the right fit for you.

Microsoft Presenter+ is a certified remote that you can use for meetings and calls in Microsoft Teams for work or school. It allows you to deliver engaging presentations during online, in-person, or hybrid Teams meetings. Furthermore, you can use Microsoft Presenter+ to quickly join Teams meetings with the touch of a button, whether you’re sitting at your computer or stepping away from it.

Microsoft Presenter +


What’s new for Microsoft Viva – March 2023

Welcome to the latest update on Microsoft Viva, the innovative employee experience platform that is designed to help organizations enhance employee engagement, productivity, and well-being. During March 2023, Microsoft Viva has received several exciting updates to further improve its capabilities and functionalities.

These updates reflect Microsoft’s commitment to delivering an exceptional employee experience by leveraging the power of technology and data. In this blog post, we will explore some of the key updates that Microsoft Viva has rolled out in March 2023, and how they can benefit organizations and their employees.

From enhancing collaboration and communication to promoting employee well-being and engagement, the new features and improvements in Microsoft Viva have something for everyone. So, let’s dive in and explore the latest updates that Microsoft Viva has to offer!

Microsoft Viva updtes


How to enable and add pronouns to Microsoft Teams profile card

In today’s society, the importance of inclusivity and diversity in the workplace cannot be overstated. Companies worldwide are recognizing the need to create an environment that supports all employees, regardless of their gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

Microsoft, has long been committed to promoting inclusivity and has taken another significant step in this direction with pronouns being added to the employee profile cards, allowing them to express who they are and helping others address them correctly.

Microsoft Teams Profile Card Pronouns


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