What’s new for Microsoft Viva – January 2024

Welcome to the first round of updates for Microsoft Viva in 2024, the employee experience platform that helps you connect, focus, learn, and thrive at work. In this post, you can find all the announcement from January, and let me tell you that there are some exciting new features and enhancements for Viva Connections and Viva Engage.

With Viva Connections, you can customize your sites and experiences with fonts and themes in the brand center, create multiple distinct Connections experiences in the same tenant for different scenarios and users, and manage your Connections experiences and home sites from the Microsoft Viva admin experience in Microsoft 365 admin center.

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What’s new for Microsoft Viva – December 2023

December was a great month for Viva Engage, the employee engagement platform that helps you connect, communicate, and collaborate with your colleagues. There were a lot of new announcements and improvements made by Microsoft, which are probably the biggest batch of updates since Viva Engage was renamed from Yammer. You will be amazed by the new features and enhancements that will make your work experience more engaging, productive, and fun!

But that’s not all. There were also some relevant updates for Viva Goals, the goal management tool that helps you align your objectives and key results (OKRs) with your organization’s vision and strategy. Microsoft made some improvements to the application that will allow you to further customize and templatize your OKRs, making them more relevant, measurable, and achievable.

In this blog post, you will get a brief overview of the new features and improvements for Viva Engage and Viva Goals, and how they can benefit you and your organization. Hope you enjoy reading this post and learning more about what is new for Microsoft Viva!

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What’s new for Microsoft Viva – November 2023

AI-related updates and Copilot dominated the headlines in November, but Microsoft Viva and its employee experience platform also made significant progress. Viva Engage, in particular, announced several new features and updates to enhance employee engagement and communication. This month also marked the first integration of Copilot with Viva Insights, which will allow you to monitor the usage and impact of the various copilots within your organization through a PowerBi dashboard.

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What’s new for Microsoft Viva – October 2023

Microsoft Viva continues to grow and evolve, bringing exciting new updates to its suite of products in October 2023. This monthly update showcases Microsoft commitment to improving and expanding the Viva ecosystem.

In this post, you’ll find the latest enhancements, including a new version of Viva Connections and the introduction of Viva Home. These updates promise to make the Viva experience even more valuable and user-friendly. Let’s dive into the details of what’s new for Microsoft Viva this October.

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What’s new for Microsoft Viva – September 2023

Microsoft Viva is receiving various updates and enhancements. Viva Insights is getting a refreshed homepage for organizational leaders, emphasizing leader-specific metrics and filters. Viva Engage introduces new campaign features and allows co-organizers. Viva Insights adds custom attributes and deep-dive reports for leaders. Viva Connections brings the Hero image to mobile and enhances the News Card and adds supports up to 50 distinct experiences. Lastly, the Viva Engage Community Creation API facilitates community creation programmatically.

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What’s new for Microsoft Viva – August 2023

Greetings, enthusiasts of productivity and innovation! The month of August brought a wave of enhancements and features to the Microsoft Viva suite that promise to reshape how businesses connect, engage, and empower their workforce.

Viva Connections is getting a streamlined search experience, introducing a seamless transition that integrates the app with Teams. Viva Amplify will emerge as a potent tool for corporate communicators. Centralizing campaign management, publishing, and reporting. As for Viva Pulse and Viva Glint, Microsoft continued to fortify the foundation of employee engagement.

In the arena of learning, Viva Learning will receive updates to bring diversity to the learning journey. Users will be able to integrate external content sources like YouTube, Vimeo, and news articles, injecting a personalized and dynamic dimension into their learning collections.

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Revolutionize your communication: Get ready for Viva Amplify!

Hey there, communication trailblazers! Microsoft is about to release Viva Amplify! It’s time to say goodbye to the communication struggles of the past and embrace a new era of seamless employee engagement.

Viva Amplify is your all-in-one solution for campaign management, publishing, and reporting. Imagine having the power to effortlessly engage and inform your employees across various channels like Outlook, Teams, and SharePoint, all from a single interface. This means reaching your entire workforce meaningfully, fostering alignment, and inspiring action like never before.

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What’s new for Microsoft Viva – July 2023

Microsoft has been on the forefront of revolutionizing the way we work and collaborate, and their Viva Suite continues to be a driving force in the digital workplace. July proved to be an exciting month with several significant announcements and updates to the Viva Suite, empowering users with enhanced knowledge management, learning opportunities, employee feedback, and goal tracking.

Viva Suite received significant updates in July, including the ability to export Viva Goals data via public APIs, lightweight management of manually created topics outside the Viva Topics license, and the integration of Viva Learning with free LinkedIn courses. These updates aim to enhance knowledge management, learning opportunities, and employee feedback, further improving the digital workplace experience.

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What’s new for Microsoft Viva – June 2023

Introducing the latest updates for Microsoft Viva! I’m excited to share that this month Microsoft announced updates to three new applications of the suite: Viva Pulse, Viva Glint, and Viva Amplify. These additions bring enhanced employee feedback, improved employee engagement measurement, and streamlined publication distribution, respectively.

It’s an exciting time for Microsoft Viva users as Microsoft continues to evolve and enhance the platform.

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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.

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I've been working with Microsoft Technologies over the last ten years, mainly focused on creating collaboration and productivity solutions that drive the adoption of Microsoft Modern Workplace.