Discover Microsoft Viva

Microsoft's latest software development helps organisations navigate the complexities of transitioning to a hybrid workplace by improving your employee’s overall experience. Introducing Microsoft Viva, the first of its kind employee experience platform that leverages the familiar Teams environment in bringing together knowledge management, communications, learning and well-being. It is an aggregate of four modules: Viva Topics, Viva Connections, Viva Insights, and Viva Learning – each designed to help your people stay productive, engaged, and connected.

Viva Topics

Connect organisational knowledge and expertise.

The wealth of knowledge and expertise you most likely already have remains underutilised or undiscovered without an efficient way to surface it.

Today, you can easily build your own knowledge base with Viva Topics. Viva Topics leverages the power of artificial intelligence to connect your people with organisational knowledge by automatically highlighting relevant keywords or phrases and bringing it to a central knowledge hub.

It displays search results through topic cards when you hover them across your Microsoft 365 environment, particularly in Teams or SharePoint. Think SharePoint Search on steroids. Not only does it surface various relevant content to your keywords, but it also connects you to your in-house experts.

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Viva Connections

Strengthen company culture and communications.

Viva Connections serves as your internal company-wide communication gateway for your people, providing a personalised feed about the latest news, events, conversations, photos, and other resources in one place. It is designed to inform, engage, and empower your employees to strengthen your company’s culture and bolster your internal communications.

Think of it as a modern-day SharePoint Intranet portal that feels like a social media app with simplified navigation, accessible on Microsoft Teams.

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Viva Learning

Advocate learning and career growth.

Organisations that advocate continued learning improve employee morale, and have higher staff productivity and job satisfaction. Bringing continued learning to your teams’ typical flow of work is now easier than ever with Viva Learning.

Viva Learning provides your people access to a central learning hub experienced directly in Microsoft Teams. It consolidates training content from your own sources, LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn, and other third-party training services such as Pluralsight. Team managers can assign, share, and track progress through Viva Learning.

Viva Insights

Improve productivity and well-being.

Employee burnout has significantly risen recently and is one of the causes of declining employee engagement, increased anxiety, and mental health issues. Help your people maintain a healthy work-life balance with an application that analyses your users’ activity in your Microsoft 365 environment.

Viva Insights provides you with personalised, actionable, privacy-protected recommendations to help improve your employees’ productivity and well-being. It recommends regular breaks, focused work, and learning time. It also provides both managers and leaders with insights and better visibility on what can potentially lead to burnout such as frequent meetings or after-hours work.

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FAQs

Below are our top frequently asked questions about Microsoft Viva, but you can find the complete list here.

Microsoft Viva is the first employee experience platform built for the digital era. Viva brings together communications, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights into an integrated employee experience that empowers people and teams to be their best, from anywhere. Powered by the full breadth and depth of Microsoft 365 it is experienced through Microsoft Teams and other Microsoft 365 apps that people use every day.

Learn more about Viva in this introductory blog.

Viva Topics: uses AI to automatically organize company-wide content and expertise into relevant categories, putting knowledge to work. Topics, which came out of Project Cortex, makes Microsoft Search more powerful, and automatically surfaces topic cards as people work in apps like Office, SharePoint, and Teams. When employees click on a card, a customizable topic page appears with documents, videos, and related people.

Viva Insights: building on MyAnalytics & Workplace Analytics, Insights provide individuals, teams and leaders data-driven insights and actionable recommendations to improve productivity and wellbeing in the flow of work. Customers can rely on privacy safeguards every step of the way.

Viva Learning: a central hub for learning in Teams, with AI that recommends the right content at the right time, making learning a natural part of the day. It brings together content from LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn, and a customer’s own custom content, with easy sharing, assigning, and tracking capabilities.

Viva Connections: building on existing capabilities of SharePoint and Yammer, Viva Connections provides a curated employee destination for company communications, news, communities, and more, so everyone can stay informed and engaged.

There are modules that are already included in your Microsoft 365 subscription, while others can be purchased separately.

If you have existing Microsoft 365 E3, E5 and SharePoint licenses, then you already have access to Viva Connections at no additional cost. It is now generally available for use.

Viva Topics is also generally available and can be purchased at USD 5.00 for each user who interacts with Topics. You can try it for free for 30 days for up to 25 users here, provided that you have qualifying Microsoft 365 and SharePoint licenses.

Viva Insights is free for personal insights that you can add into your Microsoft Teams app (just go to Apps and search Insights) but need additional license to be purchased on Workplace Analytics for managers and leaders and advanced integrations.

Viva Learning’s price is still unknown.  

For more questions about Microsoft Viva licensing, please contact us at 1800 126 499 or email us at enquiries@pa.com.au.

Viva Topics will be transactable on the CSP price list as of 1st March 2021. We’ll share more details about other offers once they become available for CSP licensing.

Yes, you can try Microsoft Viva Topics for free for up to 25 users for 30 days. It requires eligible Microsoft 365 and SharePoint plans, however, to create your free trial here:

  1. Office 365 E1, E3, E5.
  2. Microsoft 365 E3, E5.
  3. Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Business Premium.
  4. SharePoint Plan 1, Plan 2.

To learn more about Viva Topics, please contact us at 1800 126 499 or email us at enquiries@pa.com.au.