Microsoft Viva Celebrates First Birthday with Strong Adoption Numbers-Redmond Channel Partner


Microsoft Viva Celebrates First Birthday with Strong Adoption Numbers

Microsoft commemorated Viva’s first year on Friday with the news that the platform now has “over 10 million monthly active users.”

Viva’s various statistics were described by Kirk Koenigsbauer, Microsoft’s chief operating officer and vice president of experiences and devices, in the announcement. He added that Viva now has “over 1,000 paying customers -including Blum, Nationwide, Old Mutual, PayPal, REI and Unilever.”

Viva is Microsoft’s “employee experience platform” that offers subscriptions to job-themed applications (called “modules”), which appear within the Microsoft Teams collaboration service.

So far, all four Viva modules-Connections, Insights, Learning and Topics-are in the “general availability” commercial-release stage. The fifth module, a “goal and key results” service based on Microsoft’s acquisition of, announced in October, is yet to come. It is expected to appear “later this year,” Koenigsbauer said.

Here’s what the four commercially released modules do:

  • Viva Connections provides a news feed and allows content sharing.
  • Viva Insights is for employee time management.
  • Viva Learning gives employees access to learning libraries.
  • Viva Topics is used to display information within organizations.

Microsoft indicates that more than a million topics have been generated by Topics users. An average of 48 million engagement hours per month are booked by Insights users.

Koenigsbauer also featured partner efforts associated with Viva. Prominent partners that make apps or services for Viva include “ServiceNow, Qualtrics, Headspace, Cornerstone OnDemand, Workday, Espressive, OpenSesame, and EdCast,” he said.

Microsoft also has “more than 200 Viva solution partners,” including “Accenture/Avanade, EY, KPMG, PwC and Tata Consultancy Services,” Koenigsbauer added.

Additionally, Microsoft has trained more than 5,000 individual Microsoft Viva partners. Individual partners are people with different types of consulting and architectural jobs.

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Kurt Mackie is senior news producer for 1105 Media’s Converge360 group.


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