M365 Changelog: (Updated) Answers in Viva content in Microsoft Search

Summary

In Microsoft Search, users can search for and find matching questions in Answers in Microsoft Viva and Communities in Viva Engage. Licensed Answers in Viva users can post a question to Answers in Viva from Microsoft Search. The feature will be available in public preview and standard release from early March 2024 to mid-April 2024. No action is needed to prepare for this change.

MC715700 – Updated April 3, 2024: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

In Microsoft Search, end users will soon be able to search for and find high-confidence matching questions in Answers in Microsoft Viva and Communities in Viva Engage. Licensed Answers in Vivausers will be able to post a question to Answers in Viva from Microsoft Search.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 182258.

When this will happen:

Public Preview: Microsoft will begin rolling out early March 2024 and expect to complete by late March 2024.

Standard Release: Microsoft will begin rolling out early March 2024 and expect to complete by mid-April 2024 (previously late March).

How this will affect your organization:

This screenshot shows search results (available to all users) and Post a question (right of the screen), which is available only to Licensed Answers in Viva users:

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What you need to do to prepare:

No action is needed to prepare for this change. You may want to notify your users about this change and update any relevant documentation as appropriate.