Microsoft Viva is Getting a New AI-Powered Copilot Experience

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Microsoft is bringing its new AI-powered Copilot to Microsoft Viva. The employee experience platform integrated within Microsoft Teams offers different modules such as Viva Goals and Viva Engage, and all of them will get new generative AI features once Copilot in Microsoft Viva ships later this year.

The Microsoft 365 Copilot that the company announced last month will combine large language models from OpenAI with organizational data surfaced by the Microsoft Graph. If this Microsoft 365 Copilot will soon bring “generative AI” capabilities to the Office apps, Microsoft Teams, Power Automate, and other apps, the new Copilot in Microsoft Viva is designed to boost workforce engagement and, ultimately, performance.

“Our latest research reveals the most successful organizations are those that prioritize both productivity and employee engagement – businesses with an engaged workforce performed twice as well financially compared to those with a disengaged workforce,” said Kirk Koenigsbauer, CVP for Microsoft 365. “With Copilot, Microsoft Viva takes advantage of next-generation AI to accelerate this new performance equation, where engagement and productivity together lead to better business outcomes and success.”

How the new Copilot in Microsoft Viva works

The new Copilot in Microsoft Viva will offer specific experiences across the different Viva modules. In Viva Goals, the integrated goal-setting and management solution, Copilot will be able to suggest objectives and key results (OKR) recommendations based on the organization’s documents. It will also be able to check the status of OKRs and make suggestions to improve processes. 

The new Copilot in Microsoft Viva Goals
The new Copilot in Microsoft Viva Goals (Image credit: Microsoft)

In Viva Engage, Copilot’s generative AI features will help users write messages by choosing a specific tone and length. When using the Answers tab in Viva Engage, Copilot will also help experts answer employees’ questions to provide exhaustive answers with relevant references. Lastly, Business leaders will also be able to use the Copilot to analyze engagement metrics and sentiment. 

The new Copilot in Microsoft Viva will also encourage information discovery in Viva Topics and provide knowledge summaries in Viva Learning. “In addition to ensuring great communications, it’s critical that the workforce has the skills and learning needed to stay engaged and productive,” Koenigsbauer emphasized.

The new Copilot in Microsoft Viva will start rolling out to customers later this year. Just like the upcoming Microsoft 365 Copilot, the Copilot experience in Viva will follow your organization’s security, compliance, and privacy policies for Microsoft 365. 

Viva Glint will join the Viva suite in July 2023  

The company also had an update today regarding the integration of Glint into the Viva family. The employee engagement platform that LinkedIn acquired back in 2018 will officially join the Viva suite in July 2023.

Just like the aforementioned Viva modules, Viva Glint will get its own set of Copilot features to help business leaders measure employee engagement. Microsoft’s AI will be able to summarize “thousands” of employee comments and consolidate them with data from Viva Insights and the Microsoft Graph.  

Microsoft is holding a Viva Summit today at 9 AM PT to share more details about this new Copilot experience. You can register for the event on this page, but the live stream will also be available on demand if you can’t watch it live today