Microsoft Viva Connections

Discover the company-branded destination where employees can explore news, join conversations, and connect with others across the organization in the apps and devices they use daily. Viva Connections is included in Microsoft 365 plans with SharePoint Online.

Shape culture, foster connections

Keep everyone in the flow of work and connected from wherever they are.

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Foster a culture of inclusion

Encourage employees to contribute ideas and share views

Encourage employees to contribute ideas and share views

Create a workplace where everyone’s ideas and voices matter and employees have the flexibility to engage and participate from anywhere.

Empower people on the frontlines

Create a resilient and agile organization, and give frontline workers the resources and tools they need, with a one-stop solution for connection.

Engage employees with open communications

Gain insights about what's top of mind in your organization. Build trust and transparency through dialogue and share polls and surveys.

Build a healthy and inclusive workforce

Improve employee engagement with data-driven recommendations to turn feedback into everyday actions.

Create an inclusive hybrid workplace

Make it easy to build relationships across the organization to cultivate a dynamic, engaged workforce that grows and learns together.

Deliver relevant information

Provide updates to the right people at the right time. Target news and engagements, boost critical content, and easily gather community feedback.

Bolster solid connections

Help employees share and connect with each other on important work-related news and events and stay on top of conversations from their communities.

Help employees grow through mentorship

Promote employee growth, connection, and collaboration to identify and respond to skill gaps and build resilient, adaptable teams.

Rally everyone around vision, mission, and priorities

Create a workspace that can evolve and grow with modern storytelling tools, all while celebrating company values and identity.

Put culture front and center

Reinforce identity with custom branding, create unique employee experiences and news for specific groups, and showcase inclusive programs and other initiatives.

Focus on what matters for employees

Allow employees to connect to personalized resources and role-specific tasks, and to give critical content a boost to help it stand out to the right people.

Take actions that put people first

Gather continuous feedback from every employee experience to take the right actions and impact engagement, productivity, and innovation.

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See Viva Connections in action

Viva Connections features

Included in Microsoft 365 and Office 365 plans for enterprise

  • Company branding

    Customize Viva Connections with your organization’s name, logo, and colors for a seamless experience.

  • Dashboard

    Provide useful company resources and actionable tasks in a central, personalized destination, designed to keep your employees in the flow of work.

  • Feed

    Simplify communications and keep people connected with a single, personalized view where employees can explore news and join conversations from across the organization.

  • Audience targeting

    Provide the most relevant content to the right audiences sorted by departments, regions, job roles, and other criteria.

  • Boost

    Ensure visibility of high-priority content by boosting to the top of employees’ feeds based on various conditions such as a set number of impressions or date.

  • Built on Microsoft 365

    Quickly deploy and manage Viva Connections through the Microsoft Teams admin console, without the need to push additional apps to your employees’ devices.

  • Partner integrations

    Customize and extend Viva Connections with a rich set of integrations from our partner ecosystem.

Coming soon to Viva Connections

  • Viva Connections home experience for desktop

    Help your employees to start their day with all the relevant news and community information they care about, as well as access to other Viva apps in one click.

  • Multiple Viva Connections instances support

    Enable unique, targeted experiences for different business groups within your organization.

  • Works seamlessly across Microsoft 365

    Get targeted and relevant content from across Microsoft 365 such as SharePoint News, Viva Engage communities, Microsoft Stream videos, and other content automatically surfaced in the Viva Connections feed.

  • Highlight your own brand with Viva Connections

    Customize Viva Connections with your corporate brand to make employees feel at home, or use Viva Connections straight out of the box with a limited setup.

  • Viva Connections on tablet devices

    Access Viva Connections from your tablet.

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Viva Connections is the gateway to a modern employee experience. It helps the entire organization stay engaged and informed with seamless information sharing by providing employees with a curated experience that includes relevant news, conversations, and other resources—all in one place.

 

In addition, Viva Connections provides a single, curated, employee destination to reinforce an organization’s identity with custom branding. It’s personalized and appears in the apps employees already use every day, like Microsoft Teams. By connecting everyone, from frontline workers to information workers, it unites them around the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities. Organizations can deploy Viva Connections with minimal effort by building on existing capabilities in Microsoft 365, like SharePoint and Yammer.

Viva Connections works seamlessly with Microsoft Teams. It will be accessible via the Microsoft Teams desktop and mobile apps.

Viva Connections integrates content from Microsoft 365 services like SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, Microsoft Stream, and more—into a consolidated, and customizable ‘single pane’ for every employee. It gives everyone the tools they need to be successful via three interactive experiences for employees:

  • A personalized feed to enable employees to explore news and contribute to the conversation from anywhere.
  • A personalized dashboard serves as the company home for employees and is designed to be the central destination for everyone to discover resources and complete tasks.
  • A personalized resources area that allows them to get to the sites, communities, video playlists, and other content that matter most to them.

No, Viva Connections is designed to be used by everyone in the organization. It can be customized for different employee groups, like frontline workers who often have limited time to consume content and information during their shifts. Viva Connections can be configured to provide a comprehensive view of everything employees need, and minimize the time needed away from their core task.

Yammer continues to be the social and community fabric across Microsoft 365, where employees can connect and have conversations around a topic, interest, or event. Viva Connections builds on the conversations happening within Yammer communities by combining them with company resources, tasks, sites, and news from across Microsoft 365 and folds them into a single, personalized employee app. Essentially, Yammer is a source of community content that is aggregated into Viva Connections, so everyone can stay on top of what’s important to them and stay in the flow of work.

Microsoft Viva is built on Microsoft’s intelligent security to provide privacy and security that organizations—and employees—can trust. While we know that data-driven insights and personalization are essential to business success, Microsoft believes strongly that privacy is a human right, and we’re deeply committed to protecting the privacy of every person who uses our products.

Implementation and support

Documentation

Learn how to set up Viva Connections and how it can help your organization.

Adoption

Get started with resources to help keep your employees connected, informed, and engaged.

Support

Learn how to add Viva Connections to Microsoft Teams and get started using it.

FastTrack

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Empower employees and teams to be their best

Viva Connections is part of Microsoft Viva, the employee-experience platform designed to help people connect, focus, learn, and thrive at work.