As we all know, Viva connection is a part of Employee Experience Platform.
In this article you can expect to quickly add your home site portal as Viva connection app right into your Microsoft Teams
Before we move ahead, a quick note,
Fig 1.1 – Change Home Site Setting
Fig 1.2 – Convert site to Home Site Panel
Let’s move ahead, if you have the home site with global left navigation now, we are ready to use this in Viva connections
Step 1: Go to Teams Admin center
Step 2: Navigate to Teams Apps > Manage Apps as shown in Fig 1.3
Fig 1.3 – Manage Apps
Step 3: By default, Microsoft has blocked the Viva connections app. So, in the manage apps, you will find a search box, search for viva connections, you will find Viva Connections app, with status as Blocked
Select the app, click on Allow from the top command bar, the status will be changed to Allowed as shown in Fig 1.4
Fig 1.4 – Viva connection app changes status to Allowed as by default it is set to Blocked
Step 5: You can also customize your app by selecting the app and clicking on customize option from the top command bar as shown in Fig 1.5
Fig 1.5 – Customize Viva Connection app from Teams admin centre
Step 6: Now let’s navigate to Microsoft Teams
Step 7: In add an app, search by App name (Viva connections),from the Fig 1.6, I changed the app name to Intranet portal, hence in the Fig 1.6 you will find the different App name
Fig 1.6 – Viva connections app in Microsoft Teams
Step 8: Voila, now, after creating a Home site into your SharePoint portal. As shown in Fig 1.7, Your home site is up and running in your Viva Connections app and right from Microsoft Teams app, you can edit and make changes to your Home site.
Fig 1.7 – Viva connections app with your SharePoint home site.
I hope you all got a brief understanding on how you can quickly set up Viva connections app into your Microsoft Teams from Microsoft Teams Admin center.
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