As part of AddIn365’s Microsoft MVP Watch, we caught up with Wes Hackett during last week’s Microsoft Ignite Conference, to see what Viva Connections means for CTO’s and IT professionals. If you’d like to book a call with Wes, to discover what Viva Connections could mean for your organisation please complete the contact form at the bottom of this page.


“Viva Connections is a truly exciting, evolutionary next step to a fully integrated, centralised employee experience. Microsoft have made a huge step in solving the issues of ‘which tool to use and when to use it’, by placing all your employees’ favourite apps and tools in one place.


I’m so pleased to see the power of Viva Connections content targeting, which allows us to create a unique digital workplace for each individual employee. With their favourite applications and communications channels instantly accessible will help all employees build their own networks and communities across even the most geographically disparate organisations.

Microsoft Viva Connections

It is fantastic to see Microsoft’s response to helping reduce the amount of time workers’ spend everyday looking for information they need to complete their tasks. Through Viva Connections; not only are employees connected to rich media resources, documentation and news they need, but also to their colleagues and leadership with all communications channels fully integrated. To our clients this means vastly improved findability, streamlined communications and lower training costs.


Viva Connections also brings exciting branding options into Microsoft Teams, reinforcing company identities and showcasing an authentic corporate voice in ways not previously possible. Viva Connections provides technology that allows employees to feel it’s easier, simpler and more cohesive to work for their organisation.”


Wes Hackett was joined by fellow Microsoft MVPs Suzy Dean and Paul Schaeflein during this week’s New Habits podcast, they explore how Viva Connections revolutionises the modern employees’ digital experience. Listen for free above.


On Thursday 4th March Wes Hackett and Suzy Dean delivered the AddIn365 Discover Viva Connections webinar, presenting a live demonstration and answering your questions on the how to streamline your communications and fully integrate your digital workplace. If you missed the webinar and would like to view a recording, or if you’d like to ‘Speak with an MVP’, please complete the contact form below.