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Introducing Microsoft Viva Engage: The Team Collaboration Network Within Microsoft Teams

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A new employee experience called Microsoft Viva Engage unites employees across the organization wherever and whenever they work, fostering inclusion and engagement for all.

Teams may use the Viva Engage app to foster community, engage leadership, gather information and solutions, and create personal networks. Microsoft Viva Engage brings individuals around the company to engage with executives, coworkers, and communities; crowdsource solutions and ideas; share their work and experience, and discover a sense of community at work.

Viva Engage helps organizations create a more inclusive workplace culture by connecting employees across departments, functions, locations, and time zones. It also supports leaders’ efforts to engage every team member as an active participant in their organization’s success.

Viva Engage Storytelling Moments Across Microsoft Team Collaboration Apps

A storyline is a location where you can discover more about the individuals that make up a company. It enables connections across Teams, Outlook, Yammer, and Microsoft Viva, as well as the ability to share and find material.

Stories are a space for individuals to post content that relates to their personal lives. For example, it’s a place where friends can share pictures or videos of themselves doing things they love. Stories also can include short text notes and links to other social media outlets such as Facebook or Twitter.

Viva Engage is a place for groups of people who work together in one organization — employees or customers — to get together online. It allows members to create groups and invite others within the same company or customer group to collaborate on projects or share ideas about improving their business processes.”

Another Microsoft statement on Tuesday stated that the company’s most recent product, Storyline, will be released for public preview in “early September.” The public screening phase for the second Viva Engage film, “Stories,” is anticipated to start this autumn. A wide commercial release is anticipated for “January 2023.”


Get to Know the Innovative Features of Viva Engage

Microsoft Viva Engage is a product designed to help people learn more about their world. It’s a social learning experience that uses video and text, along with rich media and gamification, to instruct individuals in the practical use of technology.

Here are some of the features that you can use when you use Microsoft Viva Engage:

Announcements: You can use this feature to announce new products or services, upcoming sales, or events. You can also use this feature for customer service questions, product feedback, or any other type of announcement.

Stories and storylines: This feature lets you create short videos that tell stories about your company’s culture and values. These videos can be used as part of your marketing campaigns on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, along with other digital marketing channels like email marketing campaigns and website content creation tools like Sprout Social or Adobe Dreamweaver.

Questions and answers: This feature lets you create live Q&A sessions with customers who have submitted questions via their social media profiles or survey forms on your website. You can also create live sessions where customers answer questions posed by experts using artificial intelligence technology.

Analytics: Analytics is the core feature of Viva Engage. You can use it to track the conversations between different teams in your organization and identify the areas where you can improve. The analytics engine uses machine learning technology to understand conversations’ context and identify trends hidden in textual data.

Conversations: The Conversations feature allows you to create custom conversations with a team of participants, including a person from each department, such as Sales and Marketing. These conversations can be as straightforward or as complex as needed and can be scheduled for later or sent out immediately through an email or text message.

Virtual events: Viva Engage allows you to host virtual events. The platform offers a variety of features, including the ability to create virtual classrooms, which allow participants to interact with one another and learn from each other’s expertise. The platform also allows you to host online meetings and webinars, which are more interactive than traditional online classes.

Topics: The topics section allows you to create pages that your students or clients can use. These pages will appear in the Viva Engage app so users can easily access them when they need further information on a specific topic.

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How To Make Provocative Possibilities Improving Employee Work-Life Balance

Employees are increasingly looking for ways to balance work and home life. Microsoft is working on solutions to help employees better connect, express themselves, and share within the workplace.

The pandemic emphasized the significance of employee well-being while hastening the shift to the cloud for many enterprises globally. Employees in every field have voiced concerns about screen fatigue, particularly in organizations that do not aim to help their staff strike a balance between work and home life but instead focus on being aware of and understanding various work styles and engagement tactics.

Microsoft introduced its Viva solutions—Viva Connections, Viva Topics, Viva Learning, and Viva Insights—to assist businesses in better understanding, tracking, and addressing employee requirements.

Microsoft has added a new product to its range called Viva Engage due to the purchase of Viva Goals. To improve connections, enable video expression, information sharing with colleagues through social media, task collaboration utilizing task management tools, expert learning through meetups, and even career management for employees, Engage builds on Teams and Yammer Communities app (using career management tools).

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How Viva Engage Protects Your Data And What To Do If It’s Breached

Viva Engage is a cloud-based software that helps you create, manage and track your communication campaigns. It’s a must-have tool for any online marketer who wants to enhance their work with the help of advanced analytics.

The following guidelines form the foundation of security and privacy safeguards:

  • Viva Engage has state-of-the-art encryption technology. All data entered by users is encrypted before it is transferred to our servers and decrypted only after it reaches them. We highly recommend using HTTPS (SSL) when connecting to our site because this encrypts all traffic between your browser and Viva Engage’s servers.
  • Viva Engage uses industry-standard SSL certificates, encrypting all traffic between your browser and servers. This means that even if someone were to intercept these connections, they would not be able to read any of your information or data that has been stored on our servers, including credit card information or other sensitive information such as passwords or usernames.

Viva Engage also includes several other features that can help protect your business from cybercrime. In addition to regular alerts about suspicious activity, you can also set up unique security alerts based on the type of fraud or phishing attempts your business receives. You can also use Viva Engage’s email address validation feature to detect fraudulent emails before they reach your inbox.

Here’s how to protect your data:

  • Signs Of Fraud And Phishing Attempts: Viva Engage scans your email messages, URLs, and documents for signs that they may be fraudulent or malicious. If it detects something suspicious, Viva Engage will send you an alert so that you can take action before it’s too late.
  • Email Address Validation: With Viva, Engage enabled on your account, any emails sent from unknown addresses are automatic.

How Yammer Will Continue to Exist as Part of Microsoft Teams

Viva Engage is a new Microsoft Teams feature that makes connecting with your colleagues and sharing ideas easier. Viva Engage is now available in Teams and will replace Yammer in the future. The goal is to improve the Yammer Communities in Teams user experience and introduce additional tools for bringing people together and fostering a sense of community at work.

Microsoft Teams will replace Yammer; however, online and native mobile apps will still be available. In addition, yammer Communities in Teams will be improved by Viva Engage, which will also add new features for bringing people together and fostering a sense of community at work. You might claim that Yammer now directly influences employee experience via Viva Engage.

In addition to bringing new features for your team, Viva Engage also enables two-way communication between you and your teammates—something that has never been possible with Yammer. For example, when you create a new channel in Viva Engage, you can invite anyone from within or outside your organization with an account on Yammer.

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Errin OConnor

Errin OConnor

With over 25 years of experience in Information Technology and Management Consulting, Errin O’Connor has led hundreds of large-scale enterprise implementations from Business Intelligence, Power BI, Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, IT Security, Azure and Hybrid Cloud efforts for over 165 Fortune 500 companies.

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