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SharePoint Home Site Admin Center https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/OfficeDocs-SharePoint/commits/live/SharePoint/SharePointOnline/home-site-admin-center.md
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+ Title: "Designate a home site from the SharePoint admin center (Preview)"
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+recommendations: true
+audience: Admin
+f1.keywords:
+- NOCSH
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+ms.localizationpriority: medium
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+- Strat_SP_admin
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+description: "Set up a home site from the SharePoint admin center"
+
+# Set up a home site from the SharePoint admin center (Preview)
+
+Learn how to set up and manage a home site for your organization in the SharePoint admin center. If you have already set a home site for your organization, you can skip this step.
+
+Learn more about [planning and building a home site](/sharepoint/SharePointOnline/home-site-plan.md) before assigning home site status to a site in the SharePoint admin center.
+
+### Step 1: Log into the SharePoint admin center
+Login with admin credentials into your SharePoint admin center. Typically, you can sign in using this URL https://(<)InsertYourTenantDomainName)-admin.sharepoint.com/
+
+### Step 2: Go to the settings page in the admin center
+Navigate to the Settings section in the SharePoint admin center.
+
+### Step 3: Assign a home site for your organization
+Next, select the **Home site** option from the list of apps. Then, paste the SharePoint URL of the communication site that youΓÇÖd like to become the home site. Select **Save** when you are done.
+
+![Image of the home site settings in the SharePoint admin center](media/home-site-settings.png)
+
+### Step 4: Confirm the home site value is set
+In the Current value column, youΓÇÖll see the new home site URL you entered in the previous step.
+
+> [!NOTE]
+> It may take up to 10 minutes for new home site URLs to take effect.
++
+### Step 5: Enable the SharePoint app bar and set up global navigation
+It may take up to 10 minutes for the newly assigned home site to reflect home site capabilities, like Global navigation creation and Viva Connections setup options from the Settings option on the home site.
+
+![Image of the settings panel on the home site after its been assigned as a home site](media/settings-panel.png)
+
+Next, learn more about how to [enable and set up global navigation](/SharePoint/sharepoint-app-bar) in the SharePoint app bar.
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+### Resources
+
+**Watch:** [Build and launch a SharePoint Home Site: Tips and Tricks From The Product Team](https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/video-hub/build-and-launch-a-sharepoint-home-site-tips-and-tricks-from-the/m-p/1696758)
+<br>
+
+[Plan, build, and launch your home site](/sharepoint/home-site-plan)
+
+[Creating and launching a healthy SharePoint portal](/sharepoint/portal-health)
+
+Use and customize the [The Landing template](https://lookbook.microsoft.com/details/c9300e94-6e83-471a-b767-b7878689e97e) from the SharePoint look book
SharePoint Video News Links https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/OfficeDocs-SharePoint/commits/live/SharePoint/SharePointOnline/video-news-links.md
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+ Title: "Embed Video news links in the Viva Connections feed (Preview)"
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+recommendations: true
+audience: Admin
+f1.keywords:
+- NOCSH
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+ms.localizationpriority: medium
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+- Strat_SP_admin
+- m365solution-scenario
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+description: "Embed Video news links in the Viva Connections feed"
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+# Embed Video news links in the Viva Connections feed (Preview)
+
+Learn how to communicate with your organization by embedding videos in the Viva Connections feed.
+Videos are an engaging way to reach users in your organization. They provide endless opportunities to communicate with your organization. Share an update, rebroadcast an all-hands meeting, or provide reusable training materials.
+
+## How to publish a Video news link
+
+You can publish videos hosted on SharePoint sites as news posts in the Viva Connections Feed from the **+ New** menu on any SharePoint organizational news site.
+
+1. Select the video in OneDrive or SharePoint that you want to publish.
+
+2. Create a sharing link with the appropriate permissions for the intended viewing audience.
+
+ > [!TIP]
+ > Create a sharing link that includes members of your organization that already have access to the video so they can play it.
+ >
+ > ![Image of how to select a video from OneDrive](media/select-video.png)
+
+3. Navigate to a SharePoint organizational site and select **Video** from the **+ New** menu. Currently, videos can only be published as news items from organizational news sites.
+
+ ![Image of how to add a new video news link to a news site](media/add-video-link.png)
+
+4. Paste the sharing link into the **Link** field.
+
+ ![Image of how to share a video news link](media/save-video-news-link.png)
+
+5. Update the **Title** and **Description** fields. A title and description will be automatically populated from the video. You can use the default information, or update it to say something different.
+
+ ![Image of the Video news link settings panel](media/video-news-link-panel-2.png)
+
+6. Select **Post** to publish to the video news link to the Feed.
+
+**Options for publishing Video news links:**
+
+- Schedule the video to publish at a future date and time. Videos without a schedule date will be published immediately.
+- Target the video to a specific audience so itΓÇÖs only shown to those certain people. Or, leave the Audience target field blank to make it available to all users who have access to the site youΓÇÖre publishing from.
+- Boost the video to promote it within the Viva Connections feed.
+
+> [!NOTE]
+> Scheduling and audience targeting is available from the **Page details** option at the top of the page when the page is in edit mode.
+
+## How to edit active Video news links
+
+1. Open the Site content of the site you published the video from.
+
+2. Find the page in the list of published pages and open it.
+
+3. Select **Edit** on the top-right of the page.
+
+ ![Image of how to edit an active video news link](media/video-link-edit.png)
+
+4. Edit content on the page, and then select **Update post** to republish.
++
+## FAQs
+
+**Q:** What types of videos are supported?
+<br>
+
+**A:** Stream videos built on SharePoint or OneDrive can be published as a video news link in the Viva Connections feed. Videos uploaded to Stream (classic) are not supported.
+<br>
+<br>
+
+**Q:** Can I post external videos from YouTube, Vimeo, etc.?
+<br>
+
+**A:** No, only Stream videos hosted by SharePoint or OneDrive are supported.
+<br>
+<br>
+
+**Q:** Where will Video news links display?
+<br>
+
+**A:** Videos published as Video news links will only appear in the Viva Connections feed.
+<br>
+<br>
+
+**Q:** Can I schedule a video to be published at a future date?
+<br>
+
+**A:** Yes, use the **Scheduling** options in the publishing flow to select a date and time in the future to delay when the video is published.
+<br>
+<br>
+
+**Q:** What will the video look like when published to the Viva Connections feed?
+<br>
+
+**A:** Video news links will appear as a card in the Viva Connections feed. Tapping on the card will play the video full screen.
+
+![Image of an active video news link](media/active-video-link.png)
SharePoint Viva Connections Overview https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/OfficeDocs-SharePoint/commits/live/SharePoint/SharePointOnline/viva-connections-overview.md
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+ Title: "Overview: Viva Connections (Preview)"
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+localization_priority: Priority
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+description: "Learn how to set up and deploy Viva Connections on desktop and mobile devices"
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+# Overview: Viva Connections (Preview)
+
+> [!NOTE]
+> - Information in this article relates to the updraded Viva Connections app that is in preview. Viva Connections includes *both the desktop and mobile experiences*. It may be modified before it's generally available for all customers.
+> - Earlier this year, Viva Connections desktop was released (formerly known as the Home site app.) The Viva Connections desktop app is a custom line of business app for Microsoft Teams and is built using PowerShell provided by Microsoft. The Viva Connections desktop app includes the desktop experience *only*. [Learn more about Viva Connections desktop](/SharePoint/SharePointOnline/viva-connections.md).
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+**Viva Connections is one of four modules that make up the Microsoft Viva platform:**
+- **Connections**: This module is the gateway to the employee experience. It provides timely and relevant content and news, surfaces critical tasks and actions, and fosters connections between people.
+- **Insights**: This module gives employees, managers, and leaders data-driven insights that help everyone work smarter and thrive.
+- **Topics**: This module organizes content and expertise across systems and teams to deliver just-in-time knowledge in the apps people use every day.
+- **Learning**: This module enables discovery, sharing, and engagement in learning to grow personally and professionally.
++
+## Overview
+Microsoft Viva Connections is your gateway to a modern engagement experience designed to keep everyone engaged and informed. Viva Connections gives everyone a personalized destination to discover relevant news, conversations, and the tools they need to succeed.
+
+
+**Viva Connections is:**
+- A branded application experience in Microsoft Teams that is optimized to enable experiences for information workers and frontline workers
+- A gateway to employee experiences, with the ability for you to curate the content and tools you want to deliver through quick access to data and tasks, relevant news, communications, people, and resources
+- Built on existing capabilities in Microsoft 365 like SharePoint and Yammer
+
+## Viva Connections mobile and desktop experiences
+
+![image showing viva connections on mobile and desktop](media/1-vc-mobile.png)
+
+### The Viva Connections mobile experience
+The Viva Connections mobile app is optimized to provide a fast, native, and branded experience focused on Dashboard, Feed, and Resources. It is a Teams application that is branded with your company name and logo.
+
+#### Dashboard, Feed, and Resources
+The experience in the Viva Connections mobile app is anchored around three key concepts: the Dashboard, the Feed, and Resources.
+
+![image showing viva connections on mobile and desktop](media/1-vc-pivots.png)
+
+- **Dashboard**: The Dashboard is your employeeΓÇÖs digital toolset. It brings together the tools your employees need, enabling quick and easy access whether they are in the office or in the field. The Dashboard uses dynamic cards that employees can interact with to do things like complete simple tasks or review critical data. ItΓÇÖs authored in SharePoint and published to the Viva Connections Teams mobile app.
+<br>
+<br>
+Cards in the Viva Connections Dashboard are based on [adaptive cards](https://adaptivecards.io/) and the [SharePoint Framework (SPFx)](/SharePoint/dev/spfx/sharepoint-framework-overview.md). They provide a low-code solution to bring your line-of-business apps into the Dashboard. In addition, in Viva Connections for Desktop, the experience uses SharePoint home sites, which can be extended using [SPFx web parts and extensions](/SharePoint/dev/spfx/viv).
+
+- **Feed**: The Viva Connections Feed delivers updates to the right people at the right time with powerful targeting and scheduling capabilities. It is tightly integrated with Yammer, SharePoint news, and Stream to display a personalized feed, based on post-level targeting of the groups that employees belong to. It supports both centralized corporate communication scenarios and democratized news scenarios. It is available in the Viva Connections Teams app on mobile, and will be available as a web part on desktop.
+- **Resources**: The Viva Connections Resources experience enables way finding across platforms. It uses navigation elements from the SharePoint app bar, which can be audience targeted.
+
+### The Viva Connections desktop experience
+On desktop, Viva Connections surfaces your own home site as a branded app in Teams, combining the power of your intelligent SharePoint intranet with chat and collaboration tools that Teams provides.
+
+> [!NOTE]
+> Information in this article relates to the upgraded Viva Connections app that is in preview and includes *both the mobile and desktop* experiences.
+> Viva Connections desktop was released in March 2021 and requires the use of PowerShell to set up. Viva Connections desktop provides a *desktop-only* experience, allowing you to combine the power of your SharePoint intranet with the chat and collaboration capabilities of Microsoft Teams. [Learn more about Viva Connections desktop](/SharePoint/viva-connections).
+<br>
+
+**Key capabilities of the desktop experience for Viva Connections:**
+- **Global navigation and way finding**: The desktop experience provides employees the ability to navigate to important resources using the global navigation curated by your organization, the important sites your organization frequently engages with, and with organizational news. This navigation panel appears when users select the branded app icon in Teams, and surfaces elements shared with the [SharePoint app bar](/SharePoint/sharepoint-app-bar).
+- **Navigate intranet resources within Teams**: Users can consume your organizationΓÇÖs intranet experiences without leaving Teams.
+- **Search for intranet content**: On the home page, users can search for intranet content directly from the Teams search bar.
+- **Share intranet content**: Intranet content consumed within Teams can be easily shared into chats or channels, making collaboration on content easier.
+- **Dashboard**: The Dashboard that appears in the mobile app can also be added to your home site as a web part, so that users have the same tools available on the home site in Teams.
+- **Feed**: The Feed that is available in the mobile app is also available as a web part for your home site; thus, users can stay up to date with news, conversations, and videos while theyΓÇÖre on the desktop.
++
+## Curated and tailored experiences
+Viva Connections gives you and your content creators the tools for both curated and tailored experiences.
+A curated experience is one in which the user sees content chosen by a site owner or author. For example, a site owner controls the content used on the site and whether the content is audience targeted [audience targeting is accomplished using Azure Active Directory (AAD) groups for card-level targeting in the Dashboard and menu-item targeting in the global navigation].
+A tailored experience is one in which content is automatically displayed according to what is most relevant to the users. This content might include content from the sites they follow, their Yammer group memberships, popular content, and more. An example of tailored content is the Feed.
+- **Home site (curated)**: A site owner controls the layout of the home site, the elements used on that site, and targeting of content to specific audiences.
+- **Dashboard (curated)**: A dashboard author controls the curation of the dashboard and can target each card on the dashboard to specific audiences using existing AAD groups. These provisions allow dashboard authors to create different experiences for each group. And because Viva Connection uses AAD groups, authors benefit from dynamic group memberships to reduce administrative overhead. Authors can easily preview what the dashboard will look like across devices and audiences.
+- **Feed (tailored)**: The Viva Connections Feed uses its own heuristics to tailor the Feed for an employee by bringing in the most relevant content for that employee. It utilizes signals in the content created across the organization. Some of the signals used are Yammer group memberships, sites where news is posted, content popularity, and the intended audiences for a post. The Feed also supports promotional capabilities such as [news boosting](https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/boost-news-from-organization-news-sites-46ad8dc5-8f3b-4d81-853d-8bbbdd0f9c83).
+- **Resources (curated)**: The list of sites on the Resources experience in mobile includes the global navigation defined at the organization level. The global navigation supports AAD groups for targeting so that employees in different groups will see relevant navigation items.
+++
+|Capability Name |Curated vs. Tailored |How |
+||||
+|**Home site** | Curated | Author controls layout, web parts, and audience targeting of content. |
+|**Dashboard** | Curated | Author selects cards to show and uses AAD groups to target them to specific audiences. |
+|**Feed** | Tailored | Content is automatically prioritized and displayed based on signals associated with content from SharePoint and Yammer posts. |
+|**Resources** | Curated | Using AAD groups, menu items in the global navigation can be targeted to specific audiences. |
+
+## Branding
+Matching your company or organizational brand is integral to your employeeΓÇÖs connection with your company's values and goals. The branding you apply in Teams to the Viva Connections app ΓÇô including your logo and colors ΓÇô is automatically applied to the mobile app. For information on how to apply your branding in an app, see [Customize apps in Microsoft Teams](/microsoftteams/customize-apps).
+
+## Localization
+Viva Connections content can be localized as follows:
+- On the Dashboard, card developers can customize content based on user locale information. In the future, content can be set by dashboard authors to support multiple languages.
+- On the Feed, the content will be available in the format in which it was authored. Currently, the Feed uses the default language of the site. In the future, SharePoint news posts will display author-translated posts in the userΓÇÖs preferred language.
+- Resources are linked to the global navigation experience and follows the tenantΓÇÖs default language.
+
+## Viva Connections Dashboard
+The Viva Connections Dashboard enables you to create a curated experience using Dashboard cards that give your employee's access to their most critical content and tools. These cards are designed to enable quick task completion either by interacting with a card directly or by opening a quick view in the Dashboard. Think of the Viva Connections Dashboard as a digital toolset for your employees.
+The Viva Connections Dashboard is available on mobile platforms (iOS, Android) in the Viva Connections Teams app, and on the desktop as a web part. This web part can be integrated into a SharePoint Home site, which then is exposed as part of the Viva Connections for Desktop experience in Teams.
+
+![image showing example of Viva Connections Dashboard](media/1-vc-dashboard.png)
+
+### Anatomy of a dashboard
+A dashboard is made of medium-sized and large-sized cards which users can interact with to get information or complete a task.
+
+**Users can select cards or click the buttons on cards to do things like:**
+- Displaying a quick view with more information or an input form
+- Navigating to a SharePoint page
+- Accessing a Teams app
+- Accessing a site in the browser
+
+A card can also reflect dynamic content that refreshes based on a user action or other event. For example, users can see new tasks assigned to them when they open the dashboard. As the users mark the tasks as **complete**, the card updates to reflect their new number of tasks.
+
+![image showing card and button enabled tasks](media/card-or-button-enabled-tasks.png)
+
+The dashboard experience has been designed to be consistent across mobile platform and desktop, but there are some differences:
++
+|Element |Mobile |Desktop |
+||||
+|Dashboard | Displays as the default tab in the Viva Connections app in Teams. | Can be added to your home site as a web part. |
+|Dashboard layout | Fixed in portrait mode. Card sizes can be medium (which shows two cards on one row) or large (which shows one card on a row). | Can be portrait or landscape with varying numbers of cards on each row depending on whether the web part is used in a 1-, 2-, or 3-column page section layout. |
+|Card UI | Native | HTML based |
+|Card order | Same as in Desktop | Same as in Mobile |
+|Card reflow | Same as in Desktop | Same as in Mobile |
+|How many cards are shown | All cards without audience targeting plus audience-targeted cards where the viewer is part of the targeted audience. | The number of cards to show can be specified in the Dashboard web part settings, but which cards are shown may vary depending on audience targeting. |
+
+#### Dashboard authoring
+A Dashboard is authored in a SharePoint home site on a Dashboard page. A site editor can create the Dashboard, add cards in the size and layout of choice, and target the cards to specific audiences.
+
+The layout of the dashboard, including the size of the cards (which can be individually set as medium or large), is set up by the person who authors the dashboard. The cards in the dashboard reflow based on the screen real estate of the Dashboard. These cards may look different depending on whether the Dashboard is used on mobile or in the Dashboard web part on the home site.
+
+#### Dashboard cards
+The Viva Connections Dashboard comes with an initial set of built-in cards, but is also designed to enable SaaS providers, system integrators, and in-house development teams create their own cards to meet their business needs.
+
+![image showing dashboard cards](media/card-examples.png)
+
+Cards in the Viva Connections Dashboard are based on adaptive cards and the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). They provide a low-code solution to bring your line-of-business apps into the Dashboard.
+In addition, in Viva Connections for Desktop, the experience leverages SharePoint home sites, which can already be extended using Web parts and SPFx.
++
+**The initial set of cards available are:**
+
+|Card Name |Description |
+|||
+|SharePoint page |Access a SharePoint modern page without leaving the Viva Connections app |
+|Web link | Access a site without leaving the Viva Connections app |
+|Card designer | Create your own cards and quick views using the adaptive cards framework |
+|Teams app card | Use to open a Teams personal app or bot specified by the dashboard author |
+|Tasks | Use to open the Teams Tasks app |
+|Shifts | Use to open the Shifts app in Teams (upon General Availability release) |
++
+These cards are available in the Dashboard toolbox when authoring a Dashboard, as shown in the following image:
+
+![image showing display of cards on dashboard](media/display-of-cards-on-dashboard.png)
+
+## Viva Connections Feed
+In the Viva Connections app, users will see a personalized Feed with relevant information from across their organization. The Feed automatically balances fresh and engaging content with corporate communications to keep users interested, while also ensuring that they see the most important messages. Individual messages can be promoted to raise greater awareness among users by using SharePointΓÇÖs Boost and YammerΓÇÖs Featured options.
+The Feed requires usage of modern SharePoint or Yammer communities, but the best experience is delivered when both are used together.
++
+### Feed content sources
+Users will see content aggregated from the following sources, provided they have permissions to access the content from that source:
+- **SharePoint news**
+ - News posts on the home site
+ - News posts on organization news sites
+ - News posts on communication and teams sites
+- **Yammer Community Posts**
+ - Posts to the organization community
+ - Featured posts
+ - Posts to communities that the user follows
+
+## Viva Connections Resources
+The **Resources** tab of the mobile app automatically uses the global navigation links that you set up in your [SharePoint app bar](/SharePoint/SharePointOnline/sharepoint-app-bar.md). This type of functioning provides users with a familiar navigation structure and allows them to open sites, pages, news, and more ΓÇö right from their mobile devices.
++
+## Step-by-step guidance to provision Viva Connections
+
+This is a basic summary of the steps to deploy Viva Connections.
+
+> [!IMPORTANT]
+> - Expanded step-by-step guidance will be published shortly after the release of Viva Connection for Public preview on September 9th, 2021. This is a summary of the basic steps needed to deploy Viva Connections. Check back soon for more details.
+
+1. Set up a home site and other organizational news sites
+2. Plan and design your information architecture, including the global navigation in the SharePoint app bar
+3. Create and configure your dashboard
+4. Enable, customize, and deploy the Viva connections app from the Microsoft Teams admin center
++
+### Summary of release notes
+
+| Public Preview Known Issues | Target Release |
+| :- | :- |
+| [SPFx] Isolated components do not support vanity domain (web/desktop/mobile) | November |
+| [Feed] Social reactions/comments still enabled but not functional (when disabled) | December |
+| [Mobile] App acquisition flow. Workaround is to install missing app from desktop| December |
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SharePoint Viva Connections https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/OfficeDocs-SharePoint/commits/live/SharePoint/SharePointOnline/viva-connections.md
Title: Add Viva Connections for Microsoft Teams desktop
+ Title: Add Viva Connections desktop to Microsoft Teams
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+description: "Add Viva Connections desktop to integrate SharePoint resources into Microsoft Teams"
-# Add Viva Connections for Microsoft Teams desktop
+# Add the Viva Connections desktop app to Microsoft Teams
-Microsoft [Viva Connections](https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-viva-blog/microsoft-viva-connections-to-start-rollout-to-general/ba-p/2175802) - one of the [four Viva modules](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2021/02/04/microsoft-viva-empowering-every-employee-for-the-new-digital-age/) - is your gateway to a modern employee experience. The Viva Connections for desktop experience, formerly known as the [Home site app](https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-sharepoint-blog/the-home-site-app-for-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1714255), combines the power of your intelligent SharePoint intranet with chat and collaboration tools in Microsoft Teams. Viva Connections enables users to discover and search relevant content, sites, and news from across the organization right from the TeamΓÇÖs app bar. Viva Connections also allows you to incorporate your organizationΓÇÖs brand and identity directly in Teams.
+Microsoft [Viva Connections desktop](https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-viva-blog/microsoft-viva-connections-to-start-rollout-to-general/ba-p/2175802) - a component of one of the [four Viva modules](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2021/02/04/microsoft-viva-empowering-every-employee-for-the-new-digital-age/) - is your gateway to a modern employee experience. The Viva Connections desktop experience, formerly known as the [Home site app](https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-sharepoint-blog/the-home-site-app-for-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1714255), combines the power of your intelligent SharePoint intranet with chat and collaboration tools in Microsoft Teams. Viva Connections desktop enables users to discover and search relevant content, sites, and news from across the organization right from the TeamΓÇÖs app bar. Viva Connections desktop also allows you to incorporate your organizationΓÇÖs brand and identity directly in Teams.
+>[!IMPORTANT]
+> - This article covers the steps to deploy the Viva Connections desktop app, which is a custom line of business app for Microsoft Teams and is built using PowerShell provided by Microsoft. This app includes the desktop experience *only*.
+> - Soon, guidance for the fully upgraded Viva Connections app that includes *both desktop and mobile* experiences will be available. Additional instructions will be published closer to its public availability.
+> - Learn more about the different types of [Apps, bots, & connectors in Microsoft Teams](/microsoftteams/deploy-apps-microsoft-teams-landing-page.md).
+> - Viva Connections desktop is available for GCC, but not GCC High or DoD environments.
-## Benefits of using Viva Connections
++
+## Benefits of using Viva Connections desktop
![Image of the SharePoint home site in Teams](media/viva-features-2.png)
-1. **Highlight specific resources:** Viva Connections uses the company-curated [global navigation](./sharepoint-app-bar.md) links along with personalized content like sites and news, which are powered by [Microsoft Graph](/graph/overview). Global navigation is configured in SharePoint and can be accessed by selecting the icon in Teams app bar.
+1. **Highlight specific resources:** Viva Connections desktop uses the company-curated [global navigation](./sharepoint-app-bar.md) links along with personalized content like sites and news, which are powered by [Microsoft Graph](/graph/overview). Global navigation is configured in SharePoint and can be accessed by selecting the icon in Teams app bar.
2. **Navigate intranet resources in Teams:** Navigate to all modern SharePoint sites, pages, and news within Teams without losing context. All files will open in the Teams file preview window.
Microsoft [Viva Connections](https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-vi
> [!IMPORTANT]
-> - You need SharePoint admin permissions (or higher) to create the Viva Connections for Teams desktop app in PowerShell, and you need Teams admin permissions (or higher) to apply the app in the Teams Admin Center.
+> - You need SharePoint admin permissions (or higher) to create the Viva Connections desktop app in PowerShell, and you need Teams admin permissions (or higher) to apply the app in the Teams Admin Center.
>
-> - Viva Connections for desktop is not yet supported in the Teams mobile app.
+> - Viva Connections desktop is not supported in the Teams mobile app.
> > - Only modern SharePoint sites and pages can be viewed in Teams and all other content will open in a browser. >
Microsoft [Viva Connections](https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-vi
> - Search customizations applied to SharePoint sites will apply to search results in Teams when on the home site. > All SharePoint out-of-the-box site headers are compatible with Viva Connections desktop. However, if you modify your SharePoint site to remove, or significantly change the site header, then these contextual actions may not be available to the user. >
-> - Viva Connections was originally announced as the [Home site app](https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-sharepoint-blog/the-home-site-app-for-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1714255).
+> - Viva Connections desktop was originally announced as the [Home site app](https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-sharepoint-blog/the-home-site-app-for-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1714255).
>
-> - Viva Connections for mobile will become available in Summer 2021 and will include enhancements to the overall configuration and deployment experience.
+> - Viva Connections will become generally available in fall 2021 and will include enhancements to the overall configuration and deployment experience.
>
-> - The Viva Connections for desktop PowerShell script in the Microsoft download center will become available on March 31, 2021.
+> - The Viva Connections desktop PowerShell script in the Microsoft download center became available on March 31, 2021.
>
-> - The [Viva Connections for desktop PowerShell script](https://www.microsoft.com/download/confirmation.aspx?id=102888) is available now in the [Microsoft download center](https://www.microsoft.com/download/default.aspx).
+> - The [Viva Connections desktop via PowerShell script](https://www.microsoft.com/download/confirmation.aspx?id=102888) is available now in the [Microsoft download center](https://www.microsoft.com/download/default.aspx).
## Watch how to create the app package and then upload it to Teams
Microsoft [Viva Connections](https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-vi
-## Prepare for Viva Connections
-The first version of Viva Connections can be provisioned through PowerShell and then will be [uploaded as an app in the Teams Admin Center](/microsoftteams/upload-custom-apps#upload). Download the [Viva Connections for desktop PowerShell script](https://www.microsoft.com/download/confirmation.aspx?id=102888). Future versions of Viva Connections will be automatically available through the Teams Admin Center. Prepare your organization for Viva Connections now, or in the near future, by reviewing the following requirements and recommendations:
+## Prepare for Viva Connections desktop and Viva Connections
+Viva Connections desktop can be provisioned through PowerShell and then will be [uploaded as an app in the Teams Admin Center](/microsoftteams/upload-custom-apps#upload). Download the [Viva Connections for desktop PowerShell script](https://www.microsoft.com/download/confirmation.aspx?id=102888). The future version of Viva Connections will be automatically available through the Teams Admin Center. Prepare your organization for Viva Connections now, or soon, by reviewing the following requirements and recommendations:
> [!div class="mx-imgBorder"] > ![Image of global navigation icon in the Teams app bar](media/viva-landing-large.png)
-#### Viva Connections requirements:
+#### Viva Connections desktop requirements:
- **Global navigation is enabled in SharePoint -** It is recommended that global navigation is enabled and customized in the [SharePoint app bar](./sharepoint-app-bar.md) so that SharePoint resources appear in Teams.
-#### Viva Connections recommendations:
+#### Viva Connections desktop recommendations:
- **SharePoint home site -** We highly recommend that you use the SharePoint home site as the landing experience for Viva Connections. If you don't already have a SharePoint [home site](./home-site.md), learn more about how to [plan home site navigation](./information-architecture-modern-experience.md) and review considerations for [planning a global intranet](./set-up-global-intranet.md).
Complete the following steps to enable Viva Connections desktop using [SharePoin
We *highly recommend* that you pin this app by default for users in your tenant so that they can easily access their companyΓÇÖs intranet resources without having to discover the app in Teams app catalog. Use [Teams app setup policies](/MicrosoftTeams/teams-app-setup-policies) to pin this app by default in Teams app bar and then [apply this policy to a batch of users](/microsoftteams/assign-policies#assign-a-policy-to-a-batch-of-users).
-### Then, onboard end users for Viva Connections
+### Then, onboard end users for Viva Connections desktop
Help end users understand [how to use Viva Connections](https://support.microsoft.com/office/your-intranet-is-now-in-micosoft-teams-8b4e7f76-f305-49a9-b6d2-09378476f95b) to improve workplace communication and collaboration.
+## How to add the mobile experience
+If you have already provisioned Viva Connections desktop via PowerShell, and you want to add the mobile experience, follow these instructions:
+
+1. Follow the steps to set up the Viva Connections app that is currently in Public preview.
+2. Keep the new instance of the Viva Connections app blocked but complete all of the other requirements.
+3. Next, enable the *new* Viva Connections app.
+4. Finally, disable and uninstall the first version of Viva Connections desktop.
++ ## FAQs
Help end users understand [how to use Viva Connections](https://support.microsof
**Q: When will Viva Connections for mobile become available?**
-**A:** Following on our spring release of the desktop experience for Viva Connections, we are rolling out an update that includes native mobile experiences for Teams on iOS and Android, enhancements to the overall IT configuration and deployment experience for the combined desktop and mobile app, as well as new Dashboard and Feed web parts for the desktop to complement the experience.
+**A:** Following on our spring release of the desktop experience for Viva Connections desktop, we are rolling out an update that includes native mobile experiences for Teams on iOS and Android, enhancements to the overall IT configuration and deployment experience for the combined desktop and mobile app, as well as new Dashboard and Feed web parts for the desktop to complement the experience in the fall 2021. The experience that includes both mobile and desktop will be called Viva Connections.
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+**Q: What is the difference between Viva Connections desktop that's currently available through Powershell and the Viva Connections app that will become available this fall?**
+
+**A:** The current iteration of the Viva Connections desktop (formerly known as the Home site app) is a Microsoft Teams custom app that customers build with the Viva Connections desktop PowerShell script and upload to Teams Admin Center to configure and deploy. This *only* includes the desktop experience. The Viva Connections app that will be available in the fall is a Microsoft developed app, and when generally available, it will automatically appear in Teams Admin Center. This app includes *both* the desktop *and* mobile experiences.
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+**Q: Is there any difference in the desktop experience between the Viva Connections desktop app and Viva Connections app?**
+
+**A:** No, there is no difference in the desktop experiences between the two Viva Connections app versions.
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+**Q: I have already deployed Viva Connections desktop, and I would like to also deploy the mobile experience. Can I use Viva Connections app when it is available in the Teams admin center this fall?**
+
+**A:** Yes, you can switch from Viva Connections desktop to Viva Connections app by blocking the first version and enabling the new version in the Teams Admin Center. You will need to ensure that you have completed the steps to prepare the mobile experience prior to enabling the new Viva Connections app.
+ ## More resources