Viva Connections

Welcome to the new digital home for your employees

Viva Connections is a truly exciting, evolutionary next step to a fully integrated, centralised employee experience; helping streamline the communications of your entire organisation and giving everybody instant access to the tools they need to succeed.

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Viva Connections

Discover how Viva Connections can revolutionise your employees’ experience platform.

Fixed Price Packages

Explore our 3 service offerings covering technical set-up, communications strategy and brand alignment.

Interviews & Podcast

Interview with Microsoft Director of Product Adam Harmetz and the New Habits podcast team explore Viva Connections.

MS Ignite 2021

Watch the ‘not to miss’ sessions from this year’s conference including everything we learnt about Viva Connections directly from the product group.

Speak with an MVP

Meet our in-house Microsoft MVPs and book a free session to learn how Viva Connections can streamline your communications.

Viva Connections

I want my intranet correctly configuered to turn on Viva Connections

 

Communications Strategy

I want to optimise my communications strategy using Viva Connections

 

Creative and Page Kit

I want my brand identity reflected across my employee experience platform

 

Addin discovery sessions

Have you watched the interview yet?

 

Microsoft MVP and AddIn365 CTO Wes Hackett caught up with Director of Product at Microsoft bringing Viva Connections to life, Adam Harmetz. Click the button below to watch the full series.

 

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Turbo charge internal communications

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Create a digital home for your employees

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Invest in company culture

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Revolutionise access to tools and applications

Our expertise

What does Viva Connections mean for your organisation?

Microsoft Viva Connections is your digital gateway to creating a rich, modern employee experience. It helps your entire organisation stay engaged and gives everyone access to the tools they need to succeed. Its also personalised, appearing in the apps and devices your employees love and already use every day. Connections provides them with a rich, curated experience that includes relevant news, conversations and other resources, all in one place.

Microsoft MVPs Suzy Dean and Wes Hackett are globally recognised as two of the world’s foremost experts within the Office 365 space, we asked them how Connections will revolutionise the employee experience. You can book a ‘Speak with an MVP’ session with Suzy or Wes via the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Microsoft MVP and AddIn365 CEO Suzy Dean: Why is now the perfect time to prepare for Viva Connections?

 

As business leaders across the world grapple with the very concept of what a workplace should be in 2021 and beyond, Connections could not have arrived at a better time to connect all employees; whether they be frontline workers, remote workers or those lucky enough to have returned to a desk.

It still feels too early, and precarious, to predict how exactly return to office trends may pan out over the coming months but through Connections organisations can now engage all employees and provide them with all the tools and resources they need to succeed from one place.

This is an awesome response from Microsoft in light of so many workers feeling disconnected from their colleagues whilst working from home. We love that through the newly launched employee experience platform, Viva Connections allows entire workforces to enjoy a single curated, company branded experience.

Here at AddIn365, we are pleased to offer new service offerings to help you get the most out of Connections, details of which can be found here. Alternatively, you can book a ‘Speak with an MVP’ session using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Microsoft MVP Suzy Dean

Microsoft MVP: Suzy Dean

Suzy is regularly invited to speak about best practice delivery of SharePoint and Microsoft Teams projects at Microsoft’s global Inspire and Ignite conferences. Leading on project vision for AddIn365’s new and existing customers, Suzy advises some of the world’s largest organisations on how to meet their business objectives through Office 365.

Suzy will be running Content Distribution Model Workshops for Viva Connections throughout 2021 for a fixed price of £3,000+VAT, click the button below for full course details. 

Microsoft MVP Wes Hackett

Microsoft MVP: Wes Hackett

Wes leads customer and product strategy at AddIn365. Recognised by Microsoft as one of the leading experts globally within the Office 365 space he has led the delivery of the world’s largest Office 365 implementations, for  some of the most organisationally complex companies that include WPP, ARUP, TSB Bank and Atkins.

Wes will lead on technical set up advisory for AddIn365’s new and existing customers at a fixed price of £3,000+VAT, click the link below for full details.

Microsoft MVP and AddIn365 CTO Wes Hackett: What does Viva Connections mean for the employee experience?

 

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 Connections content targeting, which allows us to create a unique digital workplace for each individual employee. Having favourite applications and communications channels instantly accessible will help all employees build their own networks and communities across even the most geographically disparate organisations.

It is fantastic to see Microsoft’s response to the amount of time workers’ spend everyday looking for information they need to complete their tasks. Through 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. Connections provides technology that allows employees to feel it’s easier, simpler and more cohesive to work for their organisation.

Here at AddIn365, we are pleased to offer new service offerings to help you get the most out of Connections, details of which can be found here. Alternatively, you can book a ‘Speak with an MVP’ session using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Microsoft Relationship

AddIn365 Discovery Session – Viva Connections with Adam Harmetz, Director of Product at Microsoft.

As Microsoft roll-out Viva Connections, Microsoft MVP and AddIn365 CTO Wes Hackett caught up with Microsoft Director of Product Adam Harmetz – the mastermind behind Viva Connections. Adam and Wes discuss the vision and capabilities of Viva Connections.

The 6 videos taken from their conversation can be viewed below.

 

Thank you Adam, for your time and insights, AddIn365 and our customers are very excited for the Viva Connections launch and we can’t wait to see what’s next.

1. Introduction – What is Viva Connections and what should we be most excited about for its launch?

2. How does Viva Connections help support communications teams looking to engage their employees?

Adam tells the story of what led him and Microsoft to create Viva Connections and why its launch could not have come at a better time. 

Adam tells us the driving force behind the creation of Viva Connections was to turbo-charge strategic and corporate communications, and to provide a crucial central hub to sit within a multi-channel communications strategy. Wes predicts that thanks to the latest capabilities, employees will be truly empowered to build their own networks and communities.

 

To help unleash the full power of Viva Connections for our new and existing customers, AddIn365 has launched 3 new service offerings; covering technical set-up, communications strategy and brand alignment. Click the button below for full details.

 

AddIn365 will be running Communications Strategy Workshops to build content distribution models for Viva Connections. Click the button below for full course details. 

3. How does Viva Connections support IT Teams and CIOs in providing their employees with the information they need.

Adam and Wes discuss what IT teams can be doing now to prepare for Viva Connections and how good internal partnerships between IT, Communications, HR and other stakeholders is key to achieving the business objectives Viva Connections can help meet.

4. How does Viva Connections support modern ways of working for organisations with a ‘back to work’ or ‘future of work’ strategy?

When we go back to work it is going to look different, Adam explains the important role Viva Connections takes in connecting remote workers, mobile workers, frontline workers and those lucky enough to be back at a desk in a post-pandemic world. 

Addin365 will help to configure SharePoint correctly in order to turn on Viva Connections as part of a fixed price package of £3,000+VAT. Click the button below for full details.

The ways in which many of our customers’ organisations are working is changing. To support modern ways of working AddIn365 has launched 3 new service offerings. Click the button below for full details.

5. How does Viva Connections support corporate identity whilst personalising each employees’ experience?

6. What’s next for your team and Viva Connections?

Viva Connections is a huge step forward in solving the issues of ‘which tool to use and when to use it’, by integrating each employees’ favourite apps and tools all from one place. Adam explains the importance of personalising each employees’ digital experience with intelligent app integration and powerful branding capabilities.

The journey continues, Adam tells us what to expect next from Viva Connections including Viva Connections mobile expected to launch later this year.

 

We understand how important brand identity and corporate messaging is to an effective communications strategy. AddIn365’s Creative and Page Kit will help to achieve brand alignment of corporate intranets with a Viva Connections compatible toolkit. Click the button below for full details.

AddIn365’s in-house Microsoft MVPs, recognised as 3 of the foremost experts globally within the Office 365 space, will be providing advisory sessions to those organisations interested in utilising Viva Connections. Click the button below to complete a contact form.

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