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Viva Engage

Viva Engage. A marriage made with Yammer & Teams in the cloud

Microsoft recently announced the 7th Viva module, Viva Engage with a cute hug logo that Yammy really Likes! Viva Engage could be a marriage made in heaven integrating Yammer and Teams blessed by Microsoft Graph; with bridesmaids, old My Sites and M365 profiles blended into a personalised feed similar to the Facebook experience but undoubtedly […]

Integrated Viva Topics

There is nothing new under the sun … integrated Viva Topics

To say “there is nothing new under the sun” means there is nothing really new on the earth. All the activity of a man during his lifetime is lost in the grander scheme of things and will soon be forgotten (Ecclesiastes 1:11). However … A few months ago I got chatting to a IBM leader […]


Why run a solo Teams meeting ?

Why might you run a #microsoftteams meeting on your own? CloudWay recently delighted a customer by suggesting they record a #msteams meeting with just one member of staff, share their screen and give a tour of their current intranet features and complex taxonomy. From this recording CloudWay watched the recording in our own time and […]

CloudWay MVP

Unpredicted awesome 2 weeks

Excuse my tardiness. Intended to post this last Friday but returned from a lively Commsverse, a UK Community event that spans Microsoft Teams from every angle, to a kitchen full of builders demolishing our chimney breast in prep for a new kitchen. So we moved out and camped this week at a friend’s [god-send] empty […]


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Hello! I’m Lesley Crook a Viva Visionary and MVP, M365 Apps & Services of 6 years. Focus on employee experience, employee engagement, hybrid work, adoption & change management, champions programmes on Yammer, Teams and now Microsoft Viva improving Cloud consumption

Cloud Consultant at CloudWay

Through the lens of Teams