EP55: Dave knows because of MS Viva Topics

We know that some features of Viva will cost extra and that makes sense. Steve and Marijn walk through the MS Viva features in their own inimitable style and somewhere amongst the laughter and idiotic ideas there are nuggets that make Viva a must have application. Which will get better if they take on their suggested improvements!

In this episode, the boys start with cars and Marijn still learning about his new motor car and how long it takes to learn all about the different controls.  They remind everyone that their new Whisky@Ease YouTube channel has launched

 https://youtu.be/8m8clnpRtsk?sub_confirmation=1  

They report back on the speaking session that has not happened at the point of recording but went well at the time of the mix down!!!

The subject is Viva which of course is built on the release notes of cortex and its been really cool watching this initial release and launch turn into a set of great products.

Steve points out that historic applications like Delve and Graph have driven the capabilities that today has been refined into Viva Topics and Connections.

So they look at the extra features and the four products…    Topics, Connections, Learning and Insights.

Marijn looks at Topics and how it could retain the corporate knowledge.  Steve suggests that adoption is all about teaching people to share and collaboration and disagrees with Marijn who suggests that people keep it in their head.

The knowledge is less tacit and more hidden on OneDrive etc.

Viva will not necessarily fix problems, but it will provide the evidence to move towards a solution. 

Security is important but it might need to go a step earlier and start to show content that you are not allowed to see.  Of course, with permission.

Connections and topics will need managed metadata and transparency in place and across the organization.

One great working example might be Viva ensuring everyone is reminded about the Agile Epics, Features User stories that are relevant to a specific topic.  Maybe it can start to enhance communicate strategic items if seeding is correctly enabled across the organization.

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