MC791602 – Microsoft Viva: Enhanced capabilities for spotlight in Viva Connections!

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check before: 2024-05-24


Microsoft Viva, Microsoft Viva Connections, SharePoint


US Instances, Windows Desktop, World tenant


Rolling out

Change type:

New feature, User impact




Viva Connections is enhancing spotlight capabilities, providing more control over content display with 11 slots. Pinned items will be shown first, followed by dynamic SharePoint news. The desktop experience will blend prioritized content with news updates. Rollouts begin mid-May 2024, with new customization settings introduced. Preparation involves generating news and selecting content sources for spotlight.

Microsoft Viva: We’re excited to announce that Viva Connections is enhancing its spotlight capabilities, providing operators with more control over the content displayed in the spotlight section.
Spotlight currently features a total of 11 slots for content display, with the enhanced update allowing for a greater variety of content to be shared in the section between 'pinned items' and SharePoint news posts. Pinned items will always be displayed first and shown to every user in the Connections experience, giving operators the ability to highlight the most important content. The remaining slots will dynamically populate with news content from the SharePoint News Source(s) selected by the operator and will continue to follow boosted news priority and audience targeting settings. This enhancement will be specifically for the desktop experience of Viva Connections, ensuring a seamless blend of prioritized content and dynamic news updates, providing users with a rich and engaging experience.
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This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 392098
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out mid-May 2024 and expect to complete by mid-May 2024.
General Availability (Worldwide, GCC, GCCHigh, DoD): We will begin rolling out late May 2024 and expect to complete by late May 2024.

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Release Phase:
General Availability, Targeted Release



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