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MC781589 – (Updated) Managing Microsoft Viva Engage no longer requires the assignment of a Microsoft 365 license seat

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check before: 2024-05-04

Product:

Entra, Microsoft 365 admin center, Microsoft Viva, Microsoft Viva Engage, Teams

Platform:

Web, World tenant

Status:

Launched

Change type:

Admin impact, New feature, Updated message

Links:

393230

Details:

Summary:
Global and Engage admins can manage Microsoft Viva Engage without a dedicated service plan after a change in May 2024. Other admin roles still require a "Viva Engage Core" plan. Admins should adjust licenses accordingly and update documentation. Rollout is automatic.

Details:
Updated June 6, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
To align with best practices for Microsoft 365 core workload administration, we are changing the service plan requirements for certain admin roles in Microsoft Viva Engage. After this change rolls out, Global admins and Engage admins (also called the Yammer administrator role in Entra ID) will have the ability to perform Viva Engage administration without being assigned a service plan for Viva Engage.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 393230.
[When this will happen:]
General Availability (Worldwide): We will begin rolling out mid-May 2024 and expect to complete by the mid-June 2024 (previously late May).

Change Category:
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Scope:
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Release Phase:
General Availability

Created:
2024-04-20

updated:
2024-06-07

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DatePropertyoldnew
2024-06-07MC MessagesTo align with best practices for Microsoft 365 core workload administration, we are changing the service plan requirements for certain admin roles in Microsoft Viva Engage. After this change rolls out, Global admins and Engage admins (also called the Yammer administrator role in Entra ID) will have the ability to perform Viva Engage administration without being assigned a service plan for Viva Engage.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 393230.
[When this will happen:]
General Availability (Worldwide): We will begin rolling out mid-May 2024 and expect to complete by the end of May 2024.
Updated June 6, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
To align with best practices for Microsoft 365 core workload administration, we are changing the service plan requirements for certain admin roles in Microsoft Viva Engage. After this change rolls out, Global admins and Engage admins (also called the Yammer administrator role in Entra ID) will have the ability to perform Viva Engage administration without being assigned a service plan for Viva Engage.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 393230.
[When this will happen:]
General Availability (Worldwide): We will begin rolling out mid-May 2024 and expect to complete by the mid-June 2024 (previously late May).
2024-06-07MC TitleManaging Microsoft Viva Engage no longer requires the assignment of a Microsoft 365 license seat(Updated) Managing Microsoft Viva Engage no longer requires the assignment of a Microsoft 365 license seat
2024-06-07MC Last Updated04/20/2024 00:02:402024-06-06T22:45:09Z
2024-06-07MC MessageTagNamesNew feature, Admin impactUpdated message, New feature, Admin impact
2024-06-07MC End Time07/18/2025 09:00:002025-07-28T09:00:00Z

*starting April 2022

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