Chicago, IL

Special Topics

Tuesday, September 27th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Craig Jahnke

    Office 365 Architect and Collaboration Evangelist - Always keep learning...
  • Jay Leask

    Director of Strategy, US Federal

WRK501 - Microsoft Viva (part 1): Employee Experience from Top to Bottom

During this workshop, Craig and Jay will cover the 4 (soon to be 5) pillars of Microsoft Viva, uncovering the mystery of what Employee Experience is and how it ties into Microsoft 365. More importantly, you will come out of this workshop understanding not just What Is Viva, but Why Is Viva! (thank you, Drax the Destroyer). This session will start with an overview of the Employee Experience industry and why Microsft is poised to be a large part of it. Then we will dig into each of the pillars, showcasing the why and the how of Viva Topics, Connections, Insights, and Learning. And if possible, we'll dig into even newer announcements such as Ally.io (the soon-to-be fifth pillar of Viva) and any other announcements that have come out!

Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 4:00 pm

  • Craig Jahnke

    Office 365 Architect and Collaboration Evangelist - Always keep learning...
  • Jay Leask

    Director of Strategy, US Federal

SPT104 - Intro to Viva Insights and Workplace Analytics

Learn how Viva Insights can help you create a culture where people and business thrive through the power of MyAnalytics and Workplace Analytics. Viva Insights can use your most powerful dataset using insights from everyday work in Microsoft 365 to help you discover opportunities to optimize business processes and identify patterns that lead to success. This session will show you how you can measure the impact on business outcomes throughout a continuous cycle of discovery and change.

Thursday, September 29th 2022, 10:50 am

  • Eric Overfield

    PixelMill, RD, MVP

BV202- One-Stop-Viva-Shop | Your Guide to all Facets of Microsoft Viva

Microsoft Teams has evolved into a highly productive tool that is much more than meets the eye. As many organizations are clamoring to connect disparate digital tools into an intuitive and holistic digital workspace, Teams has positioned itself as the single pane to your digital workplace. The recent launch of Microsoft Viva, Microsoft's employee experience platform, depends upon Microsoft Teams' unique capabilities as the central hub to a successful digital workplace. In this session, you'll learn how Microsoft Teams and the facets of Microsoft Viva connects the dots and can bring transparency, efficiency, and productivity to your workforce. Walk away with practical applications to configure and architect Microsoft Teams as the dashboard to your Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Viva empowered digital workspace. In this session: • Understand how Viva Connections, Topics, Learning, Insights, and additional modules integrate with Teams • Successful patterns when rolling out Viva components in your organization • Licensing and integration requirements

Friday, September 30th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Stephanie Donahue

    Avanade, Technical Community Lead

SPT302 - 6 Tips to improve your Personal Productivity with Viva Insights

With the shift to hybrid and remote work, we've all been tasked with finding new tools and methods for being productive. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the road, Microsoft Viva Insights helps you identify opportunities to build better work habits. We'll be discussing: • Blocking focus time and strategies for keeping it • Utilizing your network and collaboration feedback effectively • Wellbeing and taking small steps to reduce work burnout Join me to talk about personalized productivity insights created just for you!