Advanced insights introduction


To existing customers:

We’ve launched a new version of the advanced insights app, and we’re excited to have our existing Viva Insights customers try its faster, richer experience while continuing to use the legacy advanced insights app. As you make your decision to try out the new app, here’s what we want you to know:

  • This version of the new app only supports global partitions. Support for non-global partitions support isn’t available yet. If you’re using non-global partitions right now and want to keep using them, we recommend you continue with the legacy app.
  • We’re still bringing over more specialized features. If you rely heavily on features like partitions or group queries, we think you’ll get more out of the new app in the future. ​
  • If you want to use the new app and the legacy app at the same time, we recommend that you upload your organizational data in the legacy app. Uploading data in the new app while also using the legacy app can lead to data inconsistencies between the two platforms.

Otherwise, if you’re ready to start using the new advanced insights app, welcome aboard!

The link to documentation for the previous platform can be accessed in the legacy application.

Microsoft Viva Insights provides scope information and research-based behavioral insights into how an organization gets works done—for example, whether employees maintain work-life balance, how to protect employee wellbeing, and the ways hybrid work affects the employee experience.

Viva Insights includes the advanced insights app, which has advanced analysis tools for deep-diving into data that's shown both within Microsoft Teams and in the app. The advanced analysis tools available in the app include different ways of analyzing and reporting custom analysis to your company’s business leaders.

  • Advanced insights privacy explains what's important to consider for protecting your company's data and how to keep your employee's personal data private.
  • Set up describes what's required to set up the app before you can use the advanced insights and analysis tools.
  • Other documentation provides information on preparing and uploading data, running queries, accessing query results, and using predefined Power BI templates.



As an analyst, the Analysis page is your jumping-off point to view recent queries and templates, find documentation and other help, run a custom query, or run a pre-defined Power BI query.

Query results

Use the Query results page to view the results of queries you and other analysts in your organization have run.

In Query results, you can:

  • Download query results as CSV, Power BI, or a direct link copied to your clipboard.
  • Check a query’s status.
  • Stop a running query.
  • Edit or Delete queries if you’re the analyst who originally ran them.
  • Favorite or Clone queries.
  • Filter by result types.
  • Mark a query as recurring.

For more information about the Query results page, refer to Access query results and modify existing queries

Metric rules

There is one default metric rule for this release of Viva Insights, called Meeting exclusions. This rule determines which meetings are excluded from collaboration metrics in Power BI templates, custom queries, and the Viva Insights app in Teams and on the web.

While you can’t customize any metric rules in this release, you’ll be able to soon. For more information about metric rules in Viva Insights, refer to Metric rules.

Data quality

You as an analyst might receive warning messages related to the quality of uploaded data.

Once you select View data quality, the app takes you to the Organizational data page, which provides a summary of missing or low-quality data and attribute-specific information.

For information about data quality, refer to Data quality in the analyst experience.

Video demos

Go to Video demos to learn more about what you can do with the advanced insights app. The page provides several video walk-throughs, including those about running custom queries, using each Power BI template, and getting familiar with the Viva Insights interface.

In addition to the left pane, you can reach these videos by selecting Watch demo videos on the Help and documentation menu on the Analysis home page.

Other features

Send feedback

We welcome your feedback on this new platform! Like in other Microsoft products, you can send us feedback through the feedback icon in the top-right of your screen.


The Admin experience in the advanced insights app contains four pages, which are summarized in the following sections.

Organizational data

In the Organizational data page, you as an admin can check the quality of data that’s already been uploaded, check the status of existing data connections, and upload new data. To learn more about the Organizational data page and how to upload data into Viva Insights, refer to Organizational data overview.

Manager settings

On the Manager settings page, you can enable Group insights and control who can see them in the Viva Insights app in Teams and on the web. Group insights shows managers aggregated wellbeing and productivity insights about their direct and indirect reports based on organizational hierarchy.

Privacy settings

Viva Insights admins can use Privacy settings to determine what data your organization wants to exclude from analysis and what data can be visible for advanced insights. To learn more about how Viva Insights keeps personal data private, refer to Privacy.

  • Viva Insights community – Visit our community to connect with other Viva Insights users and share your experiences, contribute and receive support for common questions, and stay up to date on the latest features and tools.