Set up Microsoft Viva

Microsoft Viva is an organizing layer for employee experiences that puts people at the center, uniting them to share knowledge, skills, and connections in the natural flow of the workday. It delivers personalized and actionable insights when and where they’re needed in Teams, SharePoint, and other Microsoft 365 services.

Microsoft Viva consists of four modules: Viva Topics, Viva Insights, Viva Learning, and Viva Connections. To set up the whole suite, you’ll set up each module individually.

Start setting up

To jump right in and starting setting up, you'll have to be a Microsoft admin and be signed in to your account.

Go directly to the the Microsoft Viva admin page

At the bottom of the page, select the module you want to set up. On the module page, select the Go to setup guide button, or in the case of Viva Topics, select the Get started button to go to the Setup wizard that guides you through the process.

Viva admin page

Or, if you want to set up later, you can follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Microsoft 365 admin center
  2. Select Setup on the left navigation
  3. Select the Microsoft Viva tile
  4. At the bottom of the page, select the module you want to set up.
  5. Select the Go to setup guide button, or in the case of Viva Topics, select the Get started button to go to the Setup wizard that guides you through the process.

More information

If you want to learn more about each module and how you will set them up first, here are some resources:

Viva Learning

Accelerate skilling and growth – Your employees can easily discover and share everything from training courses to micro-learning content.

Overview

Learn how to set it up

Viva Insights

Balance productivity and well-being – Provides data-driven, privacy-protected insights and actionable recommendations that help everyone in the organization work smarter and achieve balance.

Overview

Learn how to set it up

Viva Topics

Connect people to knowledge – People can easily discover topics of interest within Office apps, SharePoint, and search results.

Overview

Learn how to set it up

Viva Connections

Inform, engage, and empower -- Microsoft Viva Connections is your gateway to a modern engagement experience designed to keep everyone engaged and informed.

Overview

Learn how to set it up

Viva Goals Connect employees to your organization’s goals, stay aligned at scale, and drive business results to empower people and teams to understand their impact.

Overview

Learn how to set it up

More information

Learn about where Microsoft Viva data is stored

Find more documentation for Microsoft Viva