Microsoft Viva is an employee experience platform that brings together communications, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights. Powered by Microsoft 365 and experienced primarily through Microsoft Teams, Viva fosters a culture where people and teams are empowered to be their best from anywhere. In this article we give you a brief overview of Microsoft Viva Insights and what to expect from the solution.

Introduction to Viva Insights

Geared at making teamwork better, Microsoft Viva is split into four modules: Connections, Insights, Learning, and Topics. Microsoft Viva Insights helps people and business thrive with data-driven, privacy-protected insights and recommendations to improve productivity and wellbeing.

What is Viva Insights

With people adapting to new ways of working, the importance of organisations looking after their staff is paramount. After all, a happy team is a productive team. This is where Viva Insights comes in. Available to download as an app in Teams, Viva Insights will be tied to MyAnalytics and Workplace analytics in Microsoft 365. It will give individuals, managers, and leaders personalised and actionable insights that help them and their teams to be at their best at work. To protect privacy, personal insights are visible only to the individual. 


In the coming months, Microsoft have shared their plans for additional ‘personal wellbeing experiences’ in Insights, including a virtual commute feature, and an integration with health and happiness app Headspace for meditation and mindfulness. 

Who is Viva Insights for? 

  • Managers/Leaders – For managers and leaders, the Insights dashboard will identify where teams may be struggling, provide visibility on work patterns, and share statistics on employee burnout; all of these can help lead to fostering a culture of wellbeing at work.
  • Employees – Your team can access personal insights and identify opportunities to change how they work. You can prioritise wellbeing and boost productivity with actionable recommendations, such as protecting time in the day for regular breaks, focused work, and learning.

Viva Insights pricing 

The Insights app in Teams is free, but additional features like MyAnalytics and Workplace analytics may require an additional license. 

Viva Insights notable dates

The Insights app is now available in Teams with basic features. More features will be available later this year. 

If you want to learn more about Microsoft Viva and the modules, you can download our complete guide below which explains more about the Viva and how it can benefit your business. You can also speak to a member of our team who can help. 

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Microsoft Viva Guide