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!


  • Accessing Microsoft Partner Pre-Sales Support
    This short post is aimed squarely at the Microsoft Partner community. It details how eligible partners can request pre-sales assistance to help with things like technical questions and architectural guidance. Although not shown in the video, the service also provides deployment consultations. The great thing about this partner benefit is that it covers Modern Work, … Continue reading Accessing Microsoft Partner Pre-Sales Support
  • Adding the Human Touch to a Viva Topic
    There might be times when a subject matter expert will want to ensure specific information about a Topic stands out.
  • Viva Learning (Included Version)
    Viva Learning comes in two flavours, a version that ships with Microsoft Teams and one that is licensed. The short video below highlights the capabilities available in the included version. To enable the supported LMS Systems and additional Learning Provider subscriptions customers will need to purchase Viva Learning licenses.
  • Viva Elevator Discussion
    I created this short 4 minute video for my colleagues and partners. It’s a high level overview of the Employee Experience Platform (EXP) and a description of the four pillars of Microsoft Viva.
  • Viva Connections Dashboard Public Preview
    In the video you will see an example of a “demo” SharePoint Framework created card, the public preview Viva Connections Dashboard site in SharePoint and the associated Microsoft Teams App. At the end of the video you’ll seen an example of the Dashboard’s mobile experience.

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