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Outlook and Viva Connections integration

Easily show your live Outlook data inside Viva Connections

Turn Outlook in an Adaptive Card (ACE) on your Viva dashboard and supercharge your intranet

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Your Outlook data is now securely showing in Viva Connections

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Enjoy custom integrations with adenin: Add Outlook Cards to your Viva Connections dashboard

With adenin, you can seamlessly integrate Outlook Cards into your Viva Connections dashboard. Take advantage of Adaptive Cards for Outlook (ACE), creating a single view for all your data in the most user-friendly way possible.

Benefits of integrating Outlook Cards into your Viva Connections dashboard with adenin:

  • Display essential business data right in your dashboard using Adaptive Cards
  • Utilize ACE to fetch dynamic content directly from external APIs like Salesforce
  • Foster a developer-friendly environment with straightforward API integration
  • Simplify data access and retrieval, making your workflow smoother and less frustrating
  • Consolidate data from different apps, presenting it in a unified, easy-to-read format
  • Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of customizing data presentation to suit your specific needs

So why wait? Start experiencing a more integrated and efficient work environment. Get your free adenin account and start connecting your apps and channels today!

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About adenin’s Viva Connections channel

With the Viva Connections dashboard you have the ability to turn apps from the App Directory into Adaptive Card extensions. These Cards present employees their data in bite-sized snippets and can be expanded to show more details.Use ACE Adaptive Card... Read more

Alternative intranet to Viva Connections

Frequently asked questions about Viva Connections Outlook integration (FAQ)

What data sources are available for Outlook?

Outlook provides the following 9 data sources:

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Create Task
See your task lists from Microsoft To do
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Focused inbox
View unread mail from your Outlook inbox. Use this if your inbox is seperated into Focus and Other.
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My flagged mails
View flagged mail from your Outlook inbox.
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My Tasks
See your task lists from Microsoft To do
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Shared inbox messages
View unread messages from a shared Outlook inbox.
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Unread mails
View unread mail from your Outlook inbox
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Upcoming events
See upcoming meetings, appointments, and events from your Office 365 connected apps
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My flagged mails
Show flagged mail data
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My unread mails
Show unread mail data

Is the Viva Connections integration free?

Yes, Viva Connections is one of the channels built-in into adenin, a platform that integrates all kinds of work apps into a personal dashboard as well as your other work applications, such as intranets or chatbots. Bear in mind that, even though channels such as Viva Connections are free, the use of adenin (including using data from Outlook) incurs usage charges according to your plan. See the pricing page for details →

Who is the Viva Connections integration for?

adenin’s Viva Connections connector is a popular choice for Finance & Accounting, Human Resources and Internal Comms teams at small to large organizations. The data sources that are built into Outlook (see above) are incredibly simple to integrate into Viva Connections and don't require any technical know-how. The adenin platform completely handles authenticating with Outlook and then loads your data into an Adaptive Card layout that, in turn, will be embedded into Viva Connections.

Do I have to be a developer to use the Viva Connections integration with Outlook?

No, the integration is designed to help busy managers stay on top of their various workplace applications, where Outlook is just one of many examples (see others). As such, we designed many tools that reduce the amount of coding expected of users: Starting with the Outlook integration, which you can set up yourself in just a few, completely code-free, steps (see instructions).

Then with the built-in Card designer we automatically generate a layout from your Outlook data. You could tweak this further in the low-code designer, either yourself if you have some HTML-related skills, or with a little help from us – just reach out to one of the team.

Lastly, there will be the Viva Connections integration which is self-explanatory to install. Just check the installation instructions section for more details.

How does adenin ensure my Outlook data is safely delivered to Viva Connections?

We use the secure OAuth standard which means you authorize adenin accessing your Outlook data and in turn authorize us to share this data with Viva Connections. Both of these authorizations can be revoked by you at any point through the Linked accounts menu (requires user account). No data is ever stored on adenin servers, instead it is directly sent to the client (in this case Viva Connections) who will treat it in accordance with their privacy policy. Please also check out our Privacy Policy for more details.

Install Outlook integration for Viva Connections

With adenin you can easily integrate any business app into Viva Connections

  1. Click the Add button below

    adenin logoAdd Outlook to adenin
  2. Either log in or create your free adenin account. Then you will be directed to your personal dashboard where the installation of your Outlook integration will start.

  3. Follow the steps in the modal by clicking Next including selecting your data source, authorizing your Outlook account and more attributes (if they are required).

    At the end click Finish and our built-in smart technology generates a Card with the live data it received from the Outlook API.

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    Outlook

  4. Your Card will now appear on your adenin dashboard.

  5. Modify or embed your Outlook Adaptive Card from the ··· button in the top right-hand corner of your card:

    Click Edit in Designer to open the Card’s layout in the low-code Adaptive Card designer.

    By clicking Share you can see options for embedding your Card into intranet and chatbot channels. For example, your Outlook works as a SharePoint web part, or with chatbots such as Microsoft Teams.

To begin, add the adenin’s Viva Connections integration to your Viva Connections account.

  1. Click the Install now button above to add the Card maker for Viva Connections extension to your Sharepoint page

  2. During the installation, select to Enable this app and add it to all sites, then press Add

  3. After the installation you will be asked to "Approve access so this app works as designed" which you should follow by clicking on Go to API Access Page

  4. There select Microsoft Graph for the correct package and then press Approve. Our Viva app is now correctly installed and ready to go.

  5. Now go to your Dashboard, usually located at <your-sharepoint-domain>/SitePages/Dashboard.aspx, and add a new Card maker for Viva Connections Card

  6. Then select the icon and select Embed an existing Card

  7. Now copy your Card Share URL and paste it in the Viva Card

  8. Optionally, you can edit your Card's Quick or Card View by clicking Edit in Designer or Edit the Quick View

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