Microsoft Viva: Connections News Notifications

Mobile users of Viva Connections will receive a push notification from Teams when SharePoint news is published from sites they follow or visit frequently. They’ll also receive notification if they are @ mentioned in a comment on a news post, or if someone likes or comments on news they have published. These notifications will honor Teams notification settings including fully disabling them and quiet hours.

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Viva: Connections Feed

The Viva Connections Feed web part aggregates organizational communication content from sources across SharePoint, Yammer, Stream, Teams, and more into a single personalized feed. We’re introducing a vertical layout to the web part to give you greater flexibility when adding it to SharePoint pages.

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New Required Diagnostic Data (RDD) for Viva Learning

Viva Learning is introducing a separate toggle to allow Admins to better control the type of diagnostic data that is collected by Microsoft for Office client software running on the user’s device in your organization.

When this will happen:

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Microsoft Viva: App type support in the Store for Viva Connections

Improved filters and badges in the SharePoint Store to support Viva Connections ACEs. Users can easily identify and find adaptive cards that work in Viva Connections Dashboard.

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Microsoft Viva: Briefing Email Favorite and Snooze Preferences

Personalize your daily briefing emails via ‘favorite’ and ‘snooze.’ Favorited contents will be prioritized, and Snoozed contents will be deprioritized in your future briefing emails.

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Microsoft Viva: Viva Connections Customer Facing Analytics

,The customer facing analytics module will allow customers to understand the usage metrics for their instance of Viva Connections. and will help them gauge the health of their VC deployment.
Preview date: August CY2022

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Viva Topics in Teams

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Viva Topics in Teams allows users to mention topics in their chat conversations so that others in the conversation can easily learn more about a topic by hovering over the topic name and viewing the topic card. This feature requires users to have a Viva Topics license.

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Microsoft Viva: Inline suggestions available while composing an email or meeting invitation in Outlook on the web

While composing an email or a meeting invitation in Outlook on the web, users will see inline suggestions from Microsoft Viva Insights to help improve productivity and wellbeing. These complement the inline suggestions they already see while reading emails and meeting invites.
More info: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/viva/insights/personal/use/mya-notifications

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Microsoft Viva: New module powered by Viva Goals

Microsoft Viva Goals connects employees to your organization’s goals, helps them stay aligned at scale, and drives business results to empower people and teams to understand their impact. Use Viva Goals as a standalone web application or directly from inside Teams and our other integrations.
More info: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-viva/goals

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Microsoft Viva: First run experiences to introduce topic highlights in SharePoint pages and topic page editing

First Run Experiences for a user’s first encounter with topics and contribution. Visual cues appear to teach users how to interact with the topic highlights on SharePoint pages, how to edit and publish a topic page, and how to reference a topic using topic picker while authoring a SharePoint page.

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