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Microsoft Viva Connections + Atlas

Great intranets are not about building websites that mimic the organisation and deliver news. A great intranet is about creating experiences and services that help everyone in the organisation do their job.

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What Is Microsoft Viva Connections?

Viva Connections is a framework through which you can deliver your intranet. Employees can access internal communications and company resources like policies and benefits and participate in communities like employee resource groups, all from a single customisable app in Microsoft Teams.

Today more and more employees are using Microsoft Teams as their primary place to communicate and collaborate with colleagues. Viva Connections is a way of delivering content even if employees don't log into SharePoint daily.

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Microsoft Partner of the Year Award

ClearPeople has been named a finalist of the Employee Experience 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award.

ClearPeople was recognised for providing outstanding solutions and services in employee experience.

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Viva Connections is available to all customers as part of their existing Microsoft 365 and SharePoint license. If a user has access to SharePoint, Viva Connections will be accessible at no additional costs.

Discover news and conversations

Keep everyone informed about what’s happening across the organisation with an individually tailored feed that includes contributions from your employees. Hone your delivery with powerful targeting and scheduling capabilities.

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Curate a centralised destination

Streamline visibility into your company’s critical employee resources through the personalised dashboard. Quick, one-touch access to information and actions allows employees to promptly return to their jobs.

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Get up and running fast

Use your existing infrastructure to save time and money—backed by world-class security from Microsoft.

Why should you use Viva Connections?

Get the most from your SharePoint intranet

If people are spending more time in Teams, it might mean they could miss important company news or updates. By bringing the content from your SharePoint intranet into Viva Connections, you create a rich, personalised employee experience.

Employee Engagement

By bringing company communications and news into Teams, Microsoft is aiming to address engagement challenges.

More mobile friendly

No matter what your role is in the company - a frontline worker or an information worker - Microsoft Viva Connections offers a streamlined experience for tackling important tasks from your mobile.

FAQs

What is Viva Connections pricing?

There is no additional cost for Viva Connections. The application is free and does not require additional premium licenses. However, it does require SharePoint Online licenses.

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When is Viva Connections available?

The Viva Connections Teams app was released in April 2021 for general availability worldwide. 

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How can I setup Viva Connections?

The Viva Connections template can be downloaded directly from Microsoft's website

However. before you download the package, we recommend that you review the step-by-step guide by Microsoft on how to set up Viva Connections.

 

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What are some of the limitations of Viva Connections?

  • Viva Connections for desktop is not yet supported in the Teams mobile app. 
  • Only modern SharePoint sites and pages can be viewed in Teams. All other content will open in a browser. 
  • Some functionality is not available for SharePoint pages viewed in Microsoft Teams, such as social gestures, comments on a page as well as the ability to add an event automatically to an Outlook calendar.

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What is the roadmap for Viva Connections?

The mobile experience for Viva Connections will be available in Teams in the summer of 2021, and in conjunction with the mobile experience, Microsoft will also release an update to the desktop experience.

The summer update for the desktop experience will focus on improvements for IT administrators and deployment enhancements. 

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Atlas and Microsoft Viva

Does Viva Connections replace a SharePoint intranet?

No. For Microsoft Viva Connections to work well, you're still going to need a SharePoint intranet with appropriate sites and good information management.

We have recently expanded the Atlas delivery experience through Viva Connections and will enrich this further through the Viva Connections dashboard.
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