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Microsoft Viva Summit Promises the Latest Research and AI Innovations

April 4, 2023
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Microsoft Viva Summit Promises the Latest Research and AI Innovations
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Microsoft is committed to empowering people and businesses to achieve more. To that end, they have created Microsoft Viva, an employee experience platform designed to help organizations improve productivity, well-being, and engagement. 

In this blog, we will look at:

In addition, once the event occurs, you can go to our YouTube channel or bookmark this page for all event highlights! 

What is Microsoft Viva Summit? 

Microsoft Viva Summit is a digital event scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Pacific Time (UTC-7). 

The event is designed to provide you with the latest: 

  • research findings
  • expert insights
  • panel discussions 
  • technology showcase

The points above aim to empower your workplace and accelerate business impacts. The Summit will also offer attendees access to a thriving community focused on employee experience and well-being.

Why attend the virtual event? 

If you want to improve your organization's productivity, well-being, and engagement, attending the Microsoft Viva Summit is a must.

Here are some reasons why:

  • Latest Research Insights - During the Microsoft Viva Summit, Microsoft leaders and industry experts will share the latest research insights on employee experience, productivity, well-being, and engagement. By attending this event, you will gain valuable insights into the fundamental shifts that are taking place in the workplace and how you can adapt to these changes.
  • Technology Showcase - The Microsoft Viva Summit will also offer attendees an opportunity to experience a technology showcase on Microsoft Viva innovations that can provide AI-powered insights and experiences to help activate your workforce. You'll have the chance to explore new features and functionalities that can help you improve employee productivity, well-being, and engagement.
  • Expert Insights - Panel discussions at the Microsoft Viva Summit will provide you with expert insights into how you can improve employee experience, productivity, well-being, and engagement. You'll have the opportunity to gain inspiration from your peers and discover new approaches to empower your workforce for accelerated business impacts.
  • Community Building - The Microsoft Viva Summit will also offer attendees access to a thriving community focused on employee experience and well-being. Network with like-minded professionals, share ideas and best practices and learn from one another.

A Brief History of Microsoft Viva Solutions So Far

Microsoft Viva is a digital platform designed to help companies and organizations improve employee productivity, well-being, and engagement. 

Here is a brief history of Microsoft Viva:

  • February 2021 - Microsoft announces Microsoft Viva as a new platform aimed at enhancing employee engagement, well-being, learning, and knowledge discovery. Viva comprises four modules: Viva Connections, Viva Insights, Viva Learning, and Viva Topics.
  • March 2021 - Microsoft launches Viva Connections, the first module of Viva, designed to provide a personalized gateway to company resources, news, and conversations in Microsoft Teams.
  • May 2021 - Microsoft releases Viva Insights, a data-driven module that provides personalized recommendations and insights aimed at enhancing employee well-being, productivity, and engagement.
  • June 2021 - Microsoft launches Viva Learning, an integration platform designed to centralize learning content from various sources, such as LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn, and third-party providers.
  • September 2021 - Microsoft announces the release of Viva Topics, a module that uses AI to automatically organize company information and knowledge into topic pages that employees can access and contribute to.
  • July 2022 - Viva Engage gets announced, and a new and improved enterprise social solution joins the Microsoft family of solutions.

  • September 2022 - A few months later, Viva Pulse, Viva Amplify, and People in Viva were announced.

Introducing Viva Pulse

Introducing Viva Amplify

Introducing People in Viva

Since then, the release of the new suite of solutions, there have also been numerous improvements and updates announced along the way. One of the biggest was the recent announcement of Copilot in Microsoft Viva Engage. Does this mean we can expect to see more Copilot/Viva news at the upcoming Summit?

Will we get more Copilot in Microsoft Viva? 

Everyone is waiting to find out, "Will we see more Copilot in Microsoft Viva this Summit? If you haven't heard about Copilot, it is an AI-powered tool that helps programmers write code more efficiently by providing suggestions and auto-complete features. 

While Copilot announcements have yet to make their way across all of Viva like it has M365, Microsoft announced the release of Viva Engage Copilot on March 15, 2023. This new feature uses AI to provide personalized recommendations and summaries on posts and Q&A in Viva Enage, to name a few features, to managers and employees. 

Top Microsoft Virtual Summit Highlights

Whether you're an HR professional, a team leader, or a business owner, we're sure you will find something that will positively impact your particular situation from the Microsoft Viva Summit! Watch all the highlights below, or on our YouTube channel.

Copilot Makes Its Way to Microsoft Viva

As we hoped, Microsoft delivered on announcing Copilot (AI) across ALL of Microsoft Viva. Get the details and more in the video below!

Viva Glint | Reinventing Employee Insights, Engagement, and Feedback

Microsoft purchased Glint a while back and we are thrilled to see it make its way into the Viva suite as well as additional power from Copilot!

Viva Learning Academy (Coming Wednesday, April 26th, 2023)

NEW Work Trend Index Report (Coming Wednesday, April 28th, 2023)

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