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Viva Connections Default Landing Page

Microsoft Viva Connections is the Microsoft gateway to a modern employee experience and is designed to keep everyone engaged and informed. Viva Connections is a customizable app in Microsoft Teams that gives different audiences in your organization a personalized destination to discover other Viva apps your organization is licensed for, relevant news, conversations, and the tools they need to succeed.

Default Landing Page

When you configure Viva Connections for Microsoft Teams, the default landing page is the Viva Connections Dashboard with different cards. But we want Viva Connections in Teams to start with the SharePoint Online Homepage. The only way to change that, is with PowerShell


Run the following PowerShell script to change the default Viva Connections Landing page. This only works for:
* Browser -> teams.microsoft.com
* Windows desktop client (standard and preview)

But first authenticate yourself with the SharePoint Administrator role

# Source: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/viva/connections/edit-viva-home#choose-the-default-landing-experience-for-viva-connections-desktop

# Connect to SharePoint Online
Connect-SPOService -URL ' https://rdw-admin.sharepoint.com' 

# Set Landing page
Set-SPOHomeSite -HomeSiteUrl 'https://rdw.sharepoint.com' -VivaConnectionsDefaultStart $true -Confirm:$false

# Disconnect SharePoint Online

It can take up to 15 minutes before you see the result. If you want to test it from the Teams Client, I advise to sign out and sign in again.


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