Washington, D.C.

Microsoft Viva Track

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Sarah Haase

    Microsoft MVP

Driving employee engagement – A deep dive into Viva Connections, SharePoint, Teams, and Viva Engage

Hybrid and remote work are the new normal, but work trends indicate the greatest challenges are a sense of community, connection, relationship-building, and inspiration. This full-day workshop explores how Viva Connections, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and Viva Engage come together to foster company culture, unlock communication and engagement opportunities, organize content, and spark employee creativity. You’ll learn how to: - Organize your content and intranet with an array of modern SharePoint sites & hubs - Visualize your information architecture with mind-maps - Build your Viva Connections implementation strategy - Empower your leaders to share news, drive strategic changes, and openly dialogue with employees - Foster connections & conversations with Viva Engage - Introduce Viva Engage storylines and stories so employees can share knowledge & experiences - Drive employee engagement with Yammer communities

Monday, June 12th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP & MBA

Information Architecture for Intranets and Viva Connections in Microsoft 365

In this workshop, you will learn tips and best practices to improve “findability” and information organization and the basic concepts of information architecture. You will learn how about Microsoft Viva and how it should influence your IA planning. We will cover the critical aspects of IA: navigation/site architecture, page design, metadata architecture, and planning search experiences. You will learn approaches for planning navigation across the entire intranet and on individual sites, along with tips and best practices for audiences, hubs, and home sites; page architectures that support accessibility and great user experiences; and using metadata on pages and documents. Take away lessons about the best place to focus your IA energy and how to leverage the latest IA capabilities in Microsoft 365 – so that you can build an intranet that is an essential part of your digital workplace today and in the future. Check out my workshop preview: https://youtu.be/3s3o6-Bgq_4

Tuesday, June 13th 2023, 1:30 pm

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP

Modernize Your Intranet in Less than 4 hours!

To fully utilize the new features in Microsoft 365, you need an intranet that employs the new modern tools. Most organizations do not have the budget for another intranet implementation that may take months or years, and ultimately not be up to date. So how do you implement the new modern features faster, while also having little downtime and gaining the best of what Microsoft has to offer? During this workshop, we will walk through how to take your current intranet to the modern version your users need. Using live demos and plans, you will learn: - Plan for and implement Viva Connections & Viva Engage - How to modernize your current classic sites - Hub site planning and management - How to make use of Microsoft 365 Groups for your existing sites - The tricks to using 'site swap' and how to get your new modern intranet at the root of your tenant - How to make the SharePoint Home site a seamless part of your intranet Come ready with your laptop to follow along!

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 9:50 am

  • Eric Overfield

    Microsoft MVP, RD & MCT

Microsoft Viva + Teams: Remedy Productivity Paranoia

The way we work has fundamentally changed, and organizations are clamoring to connect disparate digital tools into an intuitive and holistic digital workspace. Microsoft Viva—Microsoft's employee engagement platform—is becoming the central hub of a successful digital workplace. With nine+ modules spanning four key pillars (Connection, Insight, Purpose, & Growth), understanding the Viva ecosystem can feel daunting. In this session, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director Eric Overfield breaks down the many modules of Microsoft Viva and shows you how they can bring transparency, efficiency, and productivity to your workforce. Walk away with practical applications to configure and architect your Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Viva-empowered digital workspace. In this session: - Understand each of the current Microsoft Viva modules - See how the modules integrate and a day in the life of an employee using Viva - Learn successful patterns & practices when rolling out Viva components in your organization

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 1:40 pm

  • Julianne Hemingway

    Storyals - Inspire, Motivate, Educate
  • Ulrika Hedlund

    Productivity Advisor and edTech-entrepreneur

Modernize Learning using Microsoft Teams

In today's fast-paced world, building a culture of continuous learning is key for organizations to thrive. How can you provide employees with an engaging learning experience and enable them to learn in the flow of work? During this session, Productivity Experts from Storyals will guide you through an eye-opening journey of what is possible by leveraging Microsoft Teams for learning. See examples of how you can build learning forums for your employees and leverage Microsoft Viva Learning to modernize learning. Learn about tools in Microsoft 365 such as Stream and Clipchamp for creating engaging learning. During the session we will look at how learning is done within different organizations today and share best practices.

Wednesday, June 14th 2023, 3:30 pm

  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager at Microsoft

Adopting Microsoft Viva Connections, a tale of Best Practices

When it comes to technology, sometimes the deployment and implementation is the easy part. The hard part is the change to the organization and how to adopt it. In this session, you will learn some of the best practices developed with customers in using Microsoft Viva Connections. Learn what can be done with front line workers, how to connect and stay connected with remote employees and ensuring your intranet has something for everyone. At the end of the session you will have some great tips and tricks for not only the tech side, but getting the change into the business

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Eric Overfield

    Microsoft MVP, RD & MCT

Viva Goals | Objectively your Path to aligning Key Results with OKRs

Microsoft Viva - dedicated to employee engagement - delivers critical company information, education, and insights right in the flow of work. Viva Goals offers an intuitive platform to help teams achieve their objectives more efficiently in a single place⁠— - where we spend most of our time⁠ - Microsoft Teams. Viva Goals' foundation embraces the OKR framework helping companies align their objectives, measure success, and champion their goals in public. In this session, Eric breaks down Viva Goals, OKRs, and how you can leverage them to elevate success within your organization. In this session, you'll learn: - What Viva Goals is and how it can help your OKR program thrive - OKR fundamentals, including how to write an effective OKR - How to champion an OKR program at your organization - How to install and get Viva Goals running in your workspace today!

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 9:00 am

  • Susan Hanley

    Microsoft MVP & MBA

Your Intranet Shopping List - Must Have Capabilities for Your Modern, Intelligent Intranet

If you are shopping for or planning a new intranet, what capabilities do you need to have? What do you need to think about to ensure that you deliver success? How does Microsoft Teams factor into your intranet? What do Microsoft Viva, Viva Connections, and Viva Engage mean for your intranet? If you are wondering about the answers to these questions and more, this session is for you! We’ll review key concepts, ideas, capabilities, and planning tips to help ensure that your intranet drives value for everyone in the organization – in every place where it is delivered.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 10:40 am

  • Virgil Carroll

    Owner and President at High Monkey

Microsoft Viva Topics: Upping your Knowledge Management Strategy

Microsoft Viva may still be one of Microsoft's newer technology stacks, but even at its young age it provides vast amount of opportunities to organizations to better tackle their knowledge management goals. Where there are many Viva tools currently available, Viva Topics provides the greatest opportunity to up your knowledge management game. In this session, join Virgil Carroll as he walks you through the the capabilities of Microsoft Viva, how it ties into comprehensive knowledge management and strategies to leverage it inside any kind of organization.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 1:20 pm

  • Michelle Gilbert

    Microsoft Director Modern Work Customer Success | President MN M365 User Group | Former MVP

Understanding the Modern Work Employee Experience Architecture

Learn how Microsoft is empowering employee experiences at the core of what you care about, to the personal and team productivity needs, beyond to how you connect to community and leaders, and building your professional experiences. You will walk away with a new sense of Modern Work Architecture that envisions where work gets done and what matters to you and employees you may support.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 1:20 pm

  • Martina Grom

    Microsoft MVP & RD
  • Toni Pohl

    Microsoft MVP

Better together: Viva Connections and the Power Platform

In this session Martina and Toni will take a look on how to implement Viva Connections. With the powerful toolset behind the Power Platform you will learn how to solve business requirements for mobile users.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 2:40 pm

  • Liz Sundet

    Program Manager at Microsoft

Deploying Microsoft Viva Connections

Viva Connections is the gateway to the other Microsoft Viva products that works to engage your employees where they are doing their work, within Microsoft Teams. Come and learn about the Microsoft Viva suite of products, learn the pre-requisites to deploying Viva Connections and finally walk through demos of the product as it stands today. You will also learn what to expect and where to get started with card extensions to develop dashboards. This session will include something for everyone from IT Pros to Developers to Corporate Communications.

Thursday, June 15th 2023, 2:40 pm

  • Mark Rackley

    Microsoft MVP

A Real World Introduction to Viva Connections

One of the brightest stars (and lowest cost) member of the Microsoft Viva family is Viva Connections, but it also seems to be the most misunderstood. What exactly is Viva Connections, what features does it offer, and how can your organization start using it today? In this lively session, attendees will learn: - What is the difference between Viva Connections Desktop and Viva Connections Mobile? - How to best use the Viva Connections Newsfeed - How to use and customize the Viva Connections Dashboard - How to take advantage of out of the box ACE's (Adaptive Card Extensions) and how to use the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) to create your own to create a more powerful dashboard experience

Friday, June 16th 2023, 10:20 am

  • Daniel Glenn

    Microsoft MVP
  • Joanne Klein

    Microsoft MVP

Microsoft Syntex and Viva Topics - A better together story

Microsoft Syntex is Content AI integrated into the flow of work, but what does that really mean? Join Microsoft MVPs Joanne and Daniel in this session where they'll unravel this statement and demonstrate how Syntex can bring structure to content and feed into Viva Topics to automatically organize it for you! Ultimately, this makes it easy for people to find the information and knowledge they're looking for right when they need it in the context of their work. Joanne and Daniel will demonstrate an end-to-end example of how a simple-to-build Syntex AI model, SharePoint taxonomy, curated Viva topics and AI-generated topic pages can come together in a secure and compliant manner to turn content into knowledge across the Microsoft 365 apps users use every day.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 10:20 am

  • Emily Mancini

    Microsoft MVP

Creating a powerful employee experience with Viva

You can create a powerful digital employee experience in Microsoft 365 without ever touching custom coding. With the launch of Viva, there is now a suite of tools to support the unique needs of our new hybrid work scenarios. Learn more about how: • Viva Connections can bring your intranet to where people are working in Microsoft Teams • Viva Learning supports upskilling and educating your organization • Viva Engage fosters communication across work units

Friday, June 16th 2023, 10:20 am

  • Martina Grom

    Microsoft MVP & RD
  • Toni Pohl

    Microsoft MVP

Use Adaptive Cards and Actionable Messages (and take action in Microsoft 365)

Adaptive Cards and Actionable Messages are a simple and powerful declarative layout format that offer a lot of flexibility and allow for visually rich cards. Adaptive cards and the fluid framework create a new experience in Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Viva, Outlook and Outlook on the web. In this session you will learn about the different options and capabilities of adaptive cards and how they can enhance your daily routines to speed up business processes. You will also see that the same experience is true for Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Viva.

Friday, June 16th 2023, 1:50 pm

  • Eric Overfield

    Microsoft MVP, RD & MCT

Viva Dashboard: What is it? How to use it and how to make it your own

The Viva Dashboard is one of Viva Connections' most powerful yet misunderstood components. The Dashboard pulls the tools your employees need in a quick and easily consumable dashboard that they can access in the office or on the go. Dynamic interactive dashboard cards allow employees to complete simple tasks or review critical data right in the flow of their work. But what's possible? And how do you set up our Dashboard for success? Join Microsoft MVP & Regional Director Eric Overfield as he walks you through the Viva Dashboard, why your team should be using it today, and how you can tailor it to your team's specific needs. The Dashboard can be built with no code, or a developer can create custom cards to meet the specific needs of an organization - he'll show you both! In this session: • Viva Connection's Dashboard 101 • Dashboard dynamic cards 101 • Learn how to create cards without any code • Discover what's possible when creating custom Adaptive Card Extensions • See community card samples that you can leverage for your team • Live demos of Viva Connections Dashboard in action

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