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Viva Connections brings your organization's internal resources into Microsoft Teams where it is easier to share, collaborate, and chat all in one place.  Discover tools that help you complete daily tasks in the Dashboard, review personalized news and information in the Feed, and get easy access to relevant content in Resources. Use navigational options to go to get to more popular content like your organization’s landing page and other Viva experiences.

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Summary of how to use the desktop experience

Screenshot of the Viva Connections desktop experience with numbers assigned to feature areas that are further explained in the article.

  1. Navigate to the landing experience in Teams: Select the icon your organization uses for Viva Connections from the menu in the Teams app bar. The entry point will be the same for both desktop and mobile experiences. Consider pinning this app in the Teams app bar so that you can find it more easily if your administrator has not already done so.

  2. Go to and from different Viva experiences: Your organization mayuse more than one Viva experience to help with training, communications, knowledge-management, or well-being. Use the menu in the top-left corner to navigate to other Viva experiences or back to the landing page.

  3. Search for intranet content in Teams: From the landing page, you can search for intranet content in SharePoint by searching in the Teams search bar.

  4. Navigate to your organization’s main landing page: If your organizationhas a custom landing experience, you’ll see a link that displays as an icon and label in the top-right corner. When you select the link, you’ll be taken to your organization’s landing page in Teams.

  5. Get more information about how to use the landing page: Select the ellipses (…) in the top-right to get more information about Microsoft Viva and to start a quick tutorial experience on how to use the landing page.

  6. Easily access more Viva experiences: If your organization uses other Viva experiences, you’ll see the app name display in this section. Select the app to launch a new Viva experience in Teams. Learn more about other Viva experiences.   

  7. Use the dashboard to access tasks and tools: Interact with cards on the dashboard by selecting them to complete daily tasks and access popular tools. Dashboard cards have been selected specially for you and may display dynamic content that changes depending on your role.

  8. Catch up on news in the Feed: News in the feed is dynamic and personalized to you based on your role, interests, the people you interact with, and the SharePoint sites and Yammer communities that you follow.

  9. Get personalized information in resources: In the resources section, you’ll find links to more portals and destinations from across your organization. Content that's displayed in Frequent and Followed sites is generated based on your activity in SharePoint. 

Learn more about how to use popular cards on the dashboard

Your administrator sets up your dashboard using cards that help you complete popular tasks and access tools that are relevant to your role. Many cards feature dynamic content that changes depending on time-sensitive tasks like completing upcoming training courses.

Dashboard cards

How to use the card


Request time off, approve expense reports, and sign-off on documents.

Assigned tasks

Review and complete daily tasks assigned by your manager or team.


Clock-in and clock-out of shifts and view upcoming shifts and breaktimes.

Top news

View the most important news from inside your organization.

Viva Learning

View recommended and required training courses.

Viva Topics

Share and contribute to your organization’s knowledge base.

Add Microsoft Viva Connections app to Teams

  1. Open the Teams app on your computer.

  2. To pin the Viva Connections app to your Teams menu, select More added apps (the three dots).

  3. Select the icon your company created for Viva Connections from the app menu or search for the app in the search bar.

  4. Select the icon your company chose for Viva Connections. The Viva Connections app will appear in your left navigation menu.

  5. Right click the icon and select Pin.

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