Pin External Resources to Viva Topics Topic Pages

Topics contributors of Viva Topics will now be able to pin external resources to their topic pages. Previously, contributors could only link to sites and pages within SharePoint. The Viva Topics product team is aware that relevant topic content often lives outside of SharePoint and wants to bridge the gap between that knowledge and their Viva Topics.  

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93204


Viva Topics Insights

NOTE: This message is for tenants with Viva Topics. Please disregard if you are not utilizing Viva Topics. 

Insights for Viva Topics will be rolling out to the Insights area under Search & Intelligence in the Microsoft 365 admin center. You will need to be a SharePoint admin and a Groups admin to see this dashboard.


Viva Topics: Use Syntex taxonomy to generate topics

Microsoft Viva Topics and SharePoint Syntex customers can build on their existing investments in classifying & organizing content with the ability to use the taxonomy service in Syntex and SharePoint to generate topics. This new integration uses the term names, including those you are already using with SharePoint Syntex, descriptions, synonyms & tagged files to create topics that the AI can use as a seed to discover additional connections with people & files.

Note: You will need to have Viva Topics purchased and set up in your organization to see this feature.


Exclude files from topic discovery based on applied sensitivity labels

This release will enable you to select sensitivity labels that exclude SharePoint files from topic discovery. Once this new configuration is saved, files with the selected labels will no longer be included as part of the discovered list of files for an AI-suggested topic. Any description or alternate names extracted from those files will also be removed from the AI-suggested topic.

Note: If you are not using Microsoft Viva Topics and sensitivity labels, you can safely disregard this message.


Microsoft Viva: Topics in Teams

Add topics to chat messages and display topic cards in Microsoft Teams.


Microsoft Viva Topics – Search to add files/pages in Topic Page

With this update, topic editors can now pin files/pages to a topic page by searching for it in the resource picker.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88852.


Microsoft Viva: Topics available in GCC

Availability for Viva Topics in GCC.


Experience improvements to the Topic Card

The Topic card will now expand to read longer descriptions, show the job title for contacts, and navigate in-context with the Live Persona Card. These improvements will help users stay in-context with their flow of work.

Features coming to the Topic card:


Microsoft Viva: Topic Management – Navigation

We’re integrating all stages of topic lifecycles into a unified list with filtering and sorting my lifecycle stage and other data. Combined with search, this will help you find specific topics when the volume of topics in the system is large.


Microsoft Viva: Display connected topics on people profile cards

Profile cards displayed through Outlook will display Topics associated to an individual.


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