My Teams and Viva Blog


The purpose of this Blog is to share information and content to try and help others. All my posts are based upon my personal efforts and should be accurate at time of publication. However, as Microsoft Teams and Viva are rapidly developing services, be sure to keep up to date with the corporate blogs and documentation. I’ll also try to avoid re-hashing marketing announcements as there are plenty of other sources for these. I hope you find some of my posts useful.

Be sure to check out the posts in the CY archives!


  • Viva Insights Ways of Working Assessment
    From an analyst’s perspective a good place to start looking at the general collaboration “health” of the company is the Ways of Working Power BI template. This is one of the 8 predefined dashboards that ships with Viva Insights.
  • Viva Connections Dashboard Introduction
    The Viva Connections Dashboard feature, which at the time of writing has just gone into public preview, allows you to present adaptive cards to groups of end users within SharePoint and Microsoft Teams.
  • Surfacing Viva Topics using hashtags
    Just thought I’d share this simple tip about the use of hash tags to ensure a Viva Topic is surfaced in your SharePoint posts. In the example I show this in action within a News article.
  • Building a Document Understand Model
    My demonstration also shows how to add a Retention Label and a Sensitivity Label to the uploaded document when it’s identified as a web contract by the model.
  • Microsoft Teams 1:1 PSTN Recording
    Check out this 90 second video that shows 1:1 PSTN recording in action.

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