Category Archives: Microsoft Viva

Preparing your organisation for Microsoft Viva Connections

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/SharePoint/viva-connections#step-by-step-guide-to-setting-up-viva-connections-desktop

Upgrade to SharePoint Online

Upgrade to SharePoint Online to store and manage the content, applications, and resources that facilitate teamwork; find information quickly; and collaborate seamlessly across the organization.

https://www.bittitan.com/migrationwiz/migrate-to-microsoft-365/

Create a SharePoint home site

Deploy a SharePoint home site and establish a landing place for your organization on the intelligent intranet.

Launch your SharePoint Admin Portal to create a new home site. Under Sites, click Active sites and create

Select Communications Site

You can use a predefined site design or create a new layout from blank.
– Provide Site Name, which generates a URL which will be required later in this article.
– Provide Site owner, an administrator you can administers the site.
Click Finish

 # Install SharePoint Online Module
 Install-Module -Name Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell 
 
 # Connect to SharePoint Online
 $cred = Get-Credential
 Connect-SPOService -Credential $cred -Url 'https://skypeme-admin.sharepoint.com/'
 
 # Get Home Site
 Get-SPOHomeSite

 # Set Home Site
 Set-SPOHomeSite -HomeSiteUrl 'https://skypeme.sharepoint.com/sites/Connections'

Share Site with your organization

Once the site has been created you will need to provide access to the relevant people within your organization. So first of all, you need to open the new site and click Share

Microsoft has made it very easy to share the site with everyone in the organization and prevent external sharing. If you type “Everyone” into the search as shown below you will see the required group (Everyone except external users) or you could add your own Security groups/users.

Untick “Send email” and click “Share”

Customizing the Global Navigation tab

This is an optional element to complete and for this post I am only going to point you at the Microsoft documentation.

Switch on Enable Global Navigation and change navigation source to Home site.

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Keeping up to date with Microsoft Viva Features – 26th March 2021

With Microsoft Viva becoming more relevant to businesses and organisations I will be publishing a regular post to show whats new on the roadmap.

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Viva: Discover experts and answers from TopicsIn Development

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Microsoft Viva Feature Tracker

This post will track Microsoft Viva features from In Development to Launched, then archive the Launched features so you as the read only see the new developments and track them through the release cycle from Microsoft.

Last updated: 26th March

In Development

Feature NameProductDate Announced
Microsoft Viva: Topics in Microsoft Search in BingTopics24th March 2021
Microsoft Viva: Support for types of topicsTopics24th March 2021
Microsoft Viva: Improvements for Topic ManagementTopics24th March 2021
Microsoft Viva: Resolve topic name similaritiesTopics24th March 2021
Microsoft Viva: Topics in Yammer – PreviewTopics24th March 2021
Microsoft Viva: Extended language supportTopics24th March 2021
Microsoft Viva: Graph connected content indexed into topic card – PreviewTopics24th March 2021
Microsoft Viva: Discover experts and answers from TopicsTopics26th March 2021

Rolling Out

Nothing to announce

Launched

Nothing to announce

Archived

Nothing to announce

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Keeping up to date with Microsoft Viva Features – 24th March 2021

With Microsoft Viva becoming more relevant to businesses and organisations I will be publishing a regular post to show whats new on the roadmap.

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Viva: Topics in Microsoft Search in BingIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Support for types of topicsIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Improvements for Topic ManagementIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Resolve topic name similaritiesIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Topics in Yammer – PreviewIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Extended language supportIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Graph connected content indexed into topic card – PreviewIn Development

Regards
The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Understand how to configure your Microsoft 365 Tenant for Microsoft Viva Learning

During Microsoft Ignite there was a session called OD370 – Introducing Microsoft Viva Learning. In this session, it provided details in how to configure Microsoft Viva Learning.

I am now going to run over this session and provide the details described in the video.

Whats is the Learning App?

The Learning App is an extension to Microsoft Teams which allows the content from various sources into a single panel of glass. By default, you will be able to access the following locations.

Important Note

Microsoft has not release much information around the licencing for LinkedIn Learning with the Learning App as present.
LinkedIn Learning
Microsoft Learn
Microsoft 365 Training

You will also be able to include the following 3rd parties at launch of the Learning App

Coursera
edX
Pluralsight
Skillsoft

You will also be able to pull SharePoint content via a connector into the Microsoft Team Learning App.

Configuring the Learning App

At present, you are unable to configure the Learning App as it’s not in public preview or general availability. However, this doesn’t stop me from explaining the steps required.

Launch you Microsoft 365 Admin Center
Go to Integrated apps under Settings
Under Services will be “Learning App”

Once you selected the Learning App you will be able to enable or disable the content sources.

Publishing the Learning App

In preparation for the launch of the Learning App, you are unable to publish the app centrally from Microsoft Teams Admin Centre. This will be made available at the launch of this solution.

But you can install Learning app manually to your Teams Client today.

Heres a blog post I did about the Insight apps which is available today, you can follow the same process to publish the Learning (when available) to your organisation.

Sign up here for latest information about http://aka.ms/vivalearning

Public preview of Microsoft Viva Learning App should be hitting tenants for Admins sometime in April. No confirmed date from Microsoft has been released.

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

Install the microsoft Viva Insights app within your organization

In this post I am going to show you how to install the Microsoft Viva Insights app for your end users at a administrative level from the Microsoft Teams console. So lets get to it;

Launch https://admin.teams.microsoft.com

Go to Teams App –> Setup Policies

Best Practice / Recommendations

It is always best practice not to modify the Global (Org-wide default) policies. It recommended to create a new policy which will limit impact to the production environment.

Once you have either create a new policy or decided to modify the global policy. Click Add Apps

Search for Insights and click Add

While in the policy you may decide to add Insights as a Pinned App, you will need to add Insights app as shown below

Click Save

The Insights applications will now be installed and added to pinned apps with the Teams Client

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud