M365 Changelog: (Updated) Updates to Viva Connections desktop experience

MC559930 – Updated June 7, 2023: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

To improve the experience for users, Microsoft is making an update to the layout of the Viva Connections desktop experience. This change applies to all customers using the default experience.

When this will happen:

Rollout will begin in mid-June (previously late May) and will be complete by late June (previously early June).

How this will affect your organization:

The vertical feed component in the desktop experience will move from the right vertical column to the main body of the experience below the Resources component.

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What you need to do to prepare:

Microsoft will continue to make improvements to Viva Connections, including layout and capability updates in the spirit of regularly delivering improvements to the overall user experience.