Viva Connections integration
Enhance your new Viva Connections dashboard with Cards that show live data from users' favorite business apps
The new Viva Connections dashboard is a hotly awaited addition that takes SharePoint's appeal as a corporate intranet up to 11. With this new feature, Microsoft has added the ability to create Adaptive Cards for a dashboard which presents employees their data in bite-sized snippets they can expand to reveal more data.
With the Viva Connections extension you can:
Create beautiful Adaptive Cards that show an image and text in two sizes. These are ideal for internal comms, i.e. news or digital signage
Add snippets of data for things users frequently want to see at a glance, i.e. their PTO allowance, open tasks, tickets, etc.
Connect Cards to live data sources from the App Directory
With this new extension for Viva Connections, you can create a much more seamless employee experience that turns your ordinary SharePoint into an extraordinary digital workplace hub.
Make Adaptive Cards for Viva Connections dashboard
Digital Assistant already uses enhanced Adaptive Cards, that can connect to 3rd party business apps. This lets organizations create real-time "snippets" of data from any 3rd party app, not just limited to Microsoft, that can in turn be pushed to Microsoft Viva Dashboard.
Click the Install now button above to add the Card maker for Viva Connections extension to your Sharepoint page
During the installation, select to Enable this app and add it to all sites, then press Add
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
There select Microsoft Graph for the correct package and then press Approve. Our Viva app is now correctly installed and ready to go.
Now go to your Dashboard, usually located at
<your-sharepoint-domain>/SitePages/Dashboard.aspx, and add a new Card maker for Viva Connections Card
Then select the icon and select Embed an existing Card
Now copy your Card Share URL and paste it in the Viva Card
Optionally, you can edit your Card's Quick or Card View by clicking Edit in Designer or Edit the Quick View