How to access Viva Amplify on day one: A quick guide

The world of Microsoft technology is always evolving, and one of the most exciting aspects of it is the release of new applications. The moment we hear about a groundbreaking app, FOMO takes over, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.

However, sometimes, even after configuring everything correctly, you might not see the app listed in your tenant. This can be frustrating, but don’t worry, usually there is a solution to get a faster access.

In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to access Viva Amplify on day one, even if it doesn’t appear in your list of apps.

Access Viva Amplify since day one


Captivate and Connect: Elevate your Viva Connections Feed with video posts!

In the digital age, effective communication lies at the heart of successful organizations. As businesses strive to connect with their teams, leveraging engaging mediums becomes crucial. Enter videos – an immersive and captivating way to communicate with your organization. They offer endless possibilities, whether it’s sharing important updates, broadcasting all-hands meetings, or delivering reusable training materials.

In this blog post, I’m showing how to add videos to the Viva Connections Feed so your users can easily access to the video content you are producing directly from Microsoft Teams or using the intranet in the browser.

Viva Connections video news link in the feed


How to create a Viva Connections dashboard

Viva connections aims to be your entry point for your SharePoint intranet directly from Microsoft Teams, giving you access to your personal information and internal communications.

Despite being available in Microsoft Teams, Viva Connections uses SharePoint as the main source for the content displayed and is not available as fully built application. As an administrator or content manager you will need to assembly it by yourself.

Viva Connections Dashboard


How to create and Install the Viva Connections application from macOS

Viva Connections desktop for Microsoft Teams became available recently, but the application package needs to be manually generated and uploaded by an Administrator to then be available to all the users.

In my previous articles I covered how Windows users can get the app generated and installed using PowerShell and today I am bringing a solution to do the same thing from macOS using the CLI for Microsoft 365.

Viva Connections macOS M365CLI


I've been working with Microsoft Technologies over the last ten years, mainly focused on creating collaboration and productivity solutions that drive the adoption of Microsoft Modern Workplace.