Microsoft Project Cortex rebranded as Microsoft Viva Topics

Effective February 4, 2021, Microsoft Viva Topics replaces Microsoft Project Cortex. Microsoft Viva Topics is part of Microsoft’s newly launched Employee Experience Platform (EXP) branded as Microsoft Viva. Viva Topics is available in the Enterprise Agreement (EA), Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES), and Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) as an Add-on license.

Viva Topics applies artificial intelligence (AI) and machine teaching to identify knowledge and expertise from across your organization and curate it into shared topics such as products, customers, and processes. With immersive topic cards and topic pages, knowledge finds you in the context of your teams, projects, and documents.

Users must be licensed with one of the following to be eligible for Viva Topics:

  • Microsoft 365 F1, F3, E3, A3, E5, or A5
  • Office 365 F3, E1, A1, E3, A3, E5, or A5
  • Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Standard, or Premium
  • SharePoint K, Plan 1, or Plan2

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