Webinar | What does Microsoft Viva Mean for my SharePoint Intranet?

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I’ll admit, change can be difficult for me, which is probably explains my deep affinity for a certain Pixar creation…

The Toy Story movie franchise.

Four movies about coming to terms with the ever-changing world and facing fears of replacement, loss of love, and self-doubt—I’m not crying; you’re crying.

Change can be tough, especially when we don’t have all the information at the beginning. Do we think Woody would have tried to get rid of Buzz if had the full understanding of what that meant versus what Andy actually thought of him? Sure, Jessie came around in the end but would she have tried to sabotage Woody’s plan if she knew what was waiting for her on the other side?

More often than not, changes in our workplace can feel very similar. How do big announcements affect our future? Sure it all looks fancy and new, but will it actually help?

I smell a webinar!


It’s time for the next episode of the PixelMill Webinar Series! In this session, “What does Microsoft Viva Mean for my SharePoint Intranet?”, join two SharePoint experts—Microsoft MVP Susan Hanley, and our President, Co-founder and Microsoft MVP & Regional Director, Eric Overfield—on Thursday, March 25th, at 11:00 AM PST as they walk you through why your SharePoint intranet is still key to your digital workspace success, how we see things changing, and how you can start preparing it to leverage Microsoft Viva.  

Why You Should Attend

Given the announcement of Microsoft Viva, what is the future of the SharePoint intranet? 

Microsoft Viva is fresh, innovative, and exciting. And while we watched in awe during the visionary announcement from Satya Nadella on February 4th, many of us were left wondering what this means for SharePoint and the rest of the Microsoft 365 suite?  

Is Teams the Buzz Lightyear of the digital workspace toy chest? Will this new favorite leave the rest of the toys to be forgotten? 

Most certainly not! You can rest assured that SharePoint is the Woody in this tale of digital workspace evolution—a tried and true, reliable, and influential friend in the mission to employee experience (EXP) and beyond. SharePoint has a very loyal friend in Jeff Teper (longtime owner of SharePoint and proud newish owner of Teams at Microsoft). In fact, word has it, ‘JEFF’ is etched in Sharpie on its boot.   

Join two SharePoint experts Microsoft MVP Susan Hanley, and our President, Co-founder and Microsoft MVP & Regional Director, Eric Overfield as they walk you through why your SharePoint intranet is still key to your digital workspace success, how we see things changing, and how you can start preparing it to leverage Microsoft Viva.  

In this session:  

  • Get an intro to Microsoft Viva (What we know so far) 
  • Learn why Microsoft Viva, Microsoft Teams, and SharePoint need each other 
  • Validate why your SharePoint intranet is still a valuable investment  
  • Discover how you can start preparing your intranet today for what’s ahead  
  • Get a preview of Viva Topics, the first of the 4 modules to become available 


While this session is directed toward anyone looking to understand the relationship between Microsoft Viva and a SharePoint intranet, all are encouraged to attend. And don’t worry–we leave some time for Q&A at the end.

About the Speakers:

Eric Overfield (President and Co-Founder of PixelMill, Microsoft Regional Director & MVP) 

A Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, and Microsoft 365 expert with a passion for technology in pursuit of the ideal digital employee experience. Eric is a leading expert in Microsoft-powered digital workspaces, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and Azure architecture, strategy, and development. 

President and co-founder of PixelMill, Eric has over 22 years’ experience with web design best practices and techniques and over 16 years’ experience with SharePoint. Beyond his in-depth knowledge of SharePoint’s capabilities, his expertise includes Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Microsoft 365, and Azure technology, design, and architecture along with custom solutions, TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3. He is a co-author of Pro SharePoint 2013 Branding and Responsive Web Development (Apress 2013) and Black Magic Solutions for White Hat SharePoint (EUSP Press 2013). Well-known in the global Microsoft 365 community as a lead contributor to the PnP SharePoint Starter Kit, Eric recently led the team responsible for the latest version.

Sue Hanley (Founder and President of Susan Hanley LLC, Microsoft MVP)

Sue Hanley is a Microsoft MVP, consultant, and author specializing in the design, development, and implementation of successful collaboration and knowledge management solutions based on the SharePoint and Microsoft 365 platforms. She is the co-author of three popular SharePoint books – Essential SharePoint 2007, Essential SharePoint 2010, and Essential SharePoint 2013 and writes the Essential SharePoint blog for Computerworld. Sue’s client list includes many of the Fortune 500 along with some of the world’s leading academic, professional services, and not-for-profit organizations. As a recognized thought leader in knowledge management and intranet strategy, information architecture, user adoption, governance, and business value metrics, Sue is passionate about using technology to create usable, useful, and measurable business solutions.  

So join us on Thursday, March 25th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST. If you have questions that you want to make sure the panel gets to, send them here.

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