Microsoft Viva: Topic Page Improvements

We are introducing new improvements in Microsoft Viva to prevent locking of pages on session abandonment. This adjustment not only addresses inadvertent locking, but also ensures consistency between topic pages and card experiences through proactive page check-ins and showing the latest published version to viewers on topic pages.

When this will happen:

We will begin rolling out in early September 2023 and expect to complete rollout by late September 2023.

How this will affect your organization:

In Read/View mode, the topic page will always show the last published version (major version) for all users. Users will see the banner shown below indicating this change. Users can go to Edit mode to view the last saved draft.

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Editors will see a new nudge/banner explicitly indicating that they have locked the page preventing others from contributing or have an unpublished draft. 

Topics pages will not be locked on session abandonment. Pages in locked state prevent other editors from contributing to topics. With this change, we will auto save the draft in such cases in hopes to reduce the number of pages that go into locked state.

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What you need to do to prepare:

These changes will automatically flow to all users on all topic pages – no additional action is required.

Message ID: MC672756

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