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Valo Connect: The tool marrying your intranet with Microsoft Teams

What is Valo Connect?

Valo Connect is the latest offering from digital transformation leaders, Valo. Valo Connect offers a complementary experience to Modern SharePoint, integrating natively with Microsoft Teams. Valo Connect sits inside Microsoft Teams to augment its capabilities, enhancing search, accumulating news and connecting employees. Valo Connect can integrate any SharePoint page inside Teams and allows you to create a tab-based navigation of the application.
Teams offers chat-based communication, real-time collaboration, video meetings, intelligent bot frameworks, and more. Alternatively, an intranet (built on SharePoint) offers news capabilities, web pages, structured data, and intelligent search capabilities. By placing the capabilities of a modern intranet within Teams, organisations can access all these benefits and end users can do everything they need to do from one central location.

Features:

Personal App

By offering your intranet as a personal app within Teams, news and content can be delivered to end users without them having to leave Microsoft Teams. This integration is not limited to merely SharePoint intranet pages, users can bring in content from Power Apps, websites, or even custom web parts as a tab within their application or even integrate other Valo products. You can customise your app, choosing a set of tabs that suits your needs, allowing you to access the content and capabilities that are important quickly. With additional capabilities such as a people directory and a full search centre, the Connect app keeps information quick and easy to access. The Connect app is available on desktop, web, and mobile.

Teams tab

The Teams tab within the Valo Connect app supports both private and public channels and allows users to search for any files both within the whole Team or within a specific channel, filter files by properties, see content type, and open any document within the context of Teams. Users may also search for any news available within the current Team and see this news without having to exit Teams.

Administration

Tabs can be organised and configured in a number of ways, from choosing an icon to represent a tab to using settings to make tabs feel as native to Microsoft Teams as possible. There is not a limit to how many tabs can be created and tabs can link to SharePoint pages or custom URLs. Pre-approved tabs can be added to target either the personal app or the Teams tab, with the ability to clarify whether a page should be considered default when adding Valo Connect on a channel.

How does this benefit me?

By integrating the capabilities of a modern intranet within Teams, Valo offers a solution that enhances the Teams experience and centralises the communication and collaboration tools your organisation needs. By fostering a single-truth environment in which it is easy to access content and communications, as well as search and filter content, Valo Connect makes teamwork simple, personal, and efficient. This is particularly important in the current working environment in which remote working is the norm and an affordable and effective communication and collaboration solution is vital.

 

 

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Who are Valo?

Valo are a leading intranet solution provider and forerunner in digital workplace solutions based on Microsoft technology. Valo have a global partner network of influential SharePoint and Office 365 professionals delivering Valo workplace solutions to over 2 million users worldwide. Valo’s offerings are built on SharePoint and their product family consists of Valo Intranet, Valo Extranet (coming soon), Valo Teamwork, Valo Ideas, and Valo Connect. Their digital workplace solutions have been awarded Microsoft “Partner of the Year” honour, “Most Value-For-Money” award, and “Best Intranet/Extranet” recognition three times already.

Find out more here or see what our customers had to say about their Valo solutions.

 

Where do I sign up?

To find out more about Valo Connect or any other Valo offerings, contact our expert team today. Call 0191 4770365 or email enquiries@teamsynergi.co.uk.

Synergi is a Valo Premium Partner. Founded in 2013, Synergi is an award-winning, highly experienced cloud technology specialist and a respected Microsoft Gold partner. In partnership with our customers, we empower employees through communication and collaboration, drive greater efficiency and productivity through workflow and process automation and provide insight through business intelligence and real-time analytics. Modernisation is an opportunity and new cloud technologies provide endless opportunities to innovate and boost engagement and more. Synergi works to help you discover the solution that best fits your needs and budget.

Additional resources

Find out more about Valo

Blog: 5 Things you didn’t know your intranet could do

Blog: Valo: The Tool Marketing Teams Are Missing?

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