Microsoft is looking to take some of the strain out of learning on the job with a new expansion to its Viva platform.
In a new entry on the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab), the company revealed that users will soon be able to discover Viva learning content directly through SharePoint, Office.com and Bing.
Previously, users had only been able to access such content through the video conferencing platform Microsoft Teams (opens in new tab), with the move now opening up a whole new range of opportunities.
Microsoft Viva expansion
Microsoft says that the new update is an integration between Viva Learning and Microsoft Search, meaning actually being able to find the right content that is applicable to your workers should also be a lot quicker and easier now.
The roadmap entry notes that the feature is still in development for the moment, but Microsoft has said it hopes to issue a release in March 2022. When complete, the feature will be available for all Microsoft Viva web users around the world.
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Launched in February 2021, Microsoft Viva integrates with Teams and other Windows software tools to operate as a kind of intranet that brings together knowledge, learning, and communication services.
The platform was launched with remote working (opens in new tab) policies in mind, and is made up of four main pillars, one of which is Viva Learning. Microsoft says the offering is geared towards employee development and allows members of staff to share, assign, and learn from an organization’s training material, helping speed up onboarding and training processes.
Aside from learning and training, Viva also looks to support employee wellbeing and combat issues such as loneliness and burnout.
Microsoft also revealed a series of guided meditations and mindful exercises (opens in new tab) for the platform which users will be able to access via Microsoft Teams as it looks to help workers de-stress and become more productive.
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