Celebrating 10 Years as a Microsoft MVP

Back from my vacation, I am thrilled to share that I have been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for the 10th consecutive year. In addition to being recognized as an expert within Teams, I am have also been recognized as an expert with Microsoft Copilot. This means a lot to me.  Being an MVP has been an incredibly rewarding journey, both personally and professionally. It has provided me with countless opportunities to grow, learn, and connect with like-minded professionals who share a passion for technology and innovation.  The award is not just a title; it's a testament to the hard work, dedication, and contributions to the tech community. It's a privilege to be part of such an esteemed group of individuals who share the same love for technology, and sharing their knowledge about it.  As I reflect on the past decade, I am thankful for the experiences and knowledge I've gained. This recognition motivates me to continue sharing my expertise, mentor

Viva Engage and a few other Viva updates

This feature was actually announced at Inspire this summer, but it has taken som time to hit our tenants. The roll-out started late August, and is close to being completed. Microsoft is serious about their "better together" story, and the "Communities" app on Teams is being replaced to reflect the new features coming to the users. The new app is called "Viva Engage", and introduces a better integration experience for the users. Everything about the update is documented in this blogpost at the Techcommunity.

On the topic of Viva, here is an update to Viva Learning.
Viva Learning cards are being introduced to the user's Viva dashboard. With this feature, users can easily discover learning tasks assigned to them and their current status. Dashboard admins can from mid-september add them to the user's Viva connection dashboards following these steps.

Finally, it is getting easier for Viva Learning Admins to manage the organization with the new "Admin tab" in the Teams app. This feature should already be in your tenant or just around the corner. There will be coming more Admin features in tis toolbox as the product evolves.