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Microsoft Viva Topics Demo Part 1 — 19/07/2022
Microsoft Viva Licensing — 12/07/2022

Microsoft Viva Licensing

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M365 License vs Viva Suite License

Microsoft licensing! Having worked in the Microsoft space for a number of years now one thing that almost always confusing the heck out of people is Microsoft licensing. Things are easier in some respects with M365 and the move to the cloud and everything going towards subscription models. However, it can still be a minefield to work out what licenses you need or more importantly what is included in your existing licensing that you may not even know you had. After all, making the most of your license investment is so important in this day and age.

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Microsoft Viva Sales — 21/06/2022
Viva Insights Inspiraiton Library — 07/06/2022

Viva Insights Inspiraiton Library

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If you use Viva Insights with any regularity you will probably have come accross the relatively new feature within it called the “Inspiration Library”. This is a handy little feature that’s currently rolling out in preview mode. Much like a famous fence coating company the inspiration library does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s used to give you inspiration and ideas on how to better serve your employees and company or you as an individual.

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Microsoft Viva Learning Demo — 31/05/2022
Employee Onboarding with Microsoft Viva — 25/05/2022

Employee Onboarding with Microsoft Viva

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Something I have seen many businesses struggle with is a solid employee onboarding experience. It’s something that is so important but also can be tricky to get right. I have personally built an employee onboarding experience and it involved having the entire process mapped out within our PSA tool (or other project tool) right from the point of advertising a new role, through to the interview stages, contracts, equipment purchasing and building.

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Security and Governance in Microsoft Viva — 17/05/2022
New Microsoft Viva Module – — 10/05/2022

New Microsoft Viva Module –

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Back in October 2021 Microsoft acquired – you can read about it here. What does this mean for the Microsoft Employee Experience platform (EXP)? It means we will be getting a new Microsoft Viva Module based around OKR (objectives and key results). Microsoft state it will “help revolutionize how organizations use technology to bring deeper connection to work, purpose and results in the hybrid world.” Firstly, lets explain some of this and then share some thoughts on its uses and how it could integrate into Microsoft Viva.

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Microsoft Viva Topics – Topic Cards in OWA — 03/05/2022
Microsoft Viva and the Employee Experience (EX) — 27/04/2022

Microsoft Viva and the Employee Experience (EX)

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What is it, why it’s important and how to deliver it.

What is it?

So, what exactly is the Employee Experience? There is no doubt that the employee experience or EX, within a company, right now, should be front and centre of any business that’s looking to succeed. Chucking some fruit in your office and maybe a pool table simply isn’t enough anymore (although they are welcome additions). Nowadays businesses need to look deeper at their Employee Experience (EX) and make sure they are offering great value for their employees to ensure they can attract but just as importantly retain great talent. Essentially EX is: How your organisation shapes the way people work and live, from productivity to flexibility, wellbeing, learning and everything in between.

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