Power Virtual Agents in a Day (PVAIAD) from Microsoft takes you through a day of hands-on learning to build your own no-code chatbot. I’ve compiled a list of further resources here that I like to share at the end of the PVA in a Day sessions I run.

Power Apps Developer Plan

Signing up for a Power Platform Developer Plan – Rishona Elijah
Sign up for a Developer Plan to get free and ongoing access to PVA and premium features. You can use this environment to try out features and practice your building.

Further PVA training and learning

PVA is my favourite thing to post about on this blog, so you’ll find some additional resources here. Check out these:

Create your own space-themed bot
Step-by-step instructions on how to build your own chatbot that uses Power Automate to calculate your weight on Mars. You can demo the bot here: https://bit.ly/StellatheAstrobot

Take your chatbot to the next level with images and GIFs
An example of how you can use Power Automate to have your chatbot send GIFs and images.

Power Apps Community and news

Power Virtual Agents Community – Power Platform Community (microsoft.com)
Engage with the PVA community. You can post questions, browse the bot gallery and read tips from the community. I’ve shared by space-themed bot in the gallery, if you wanted to download the solution.

See how you can build a Power Automate flow to stay up to date on the latest PVA features and news.

YouTube channels

Lisa Crosbie
Check out Lisa Crosbie’s channel for introductory videos on PVA and other parts of the platform such as Dataverse for Teams, Power Apps, Power Automate and Dynamics 365. It’s a good way to explore a range of topics and discover something new about Power Platform.

Build a Bot series
More videos about PVA from the official YouTube channel.

Microsoft Learn

Microsoft Learn | Microsoft Docs
For self-paced learning on Power Virtual Agents and other Microsoft products. Also leads to getting certified.

Getting certified

Resources for getting Microsoft Certified on Power Platform and taking your first exam – Rishona Elijah (rishonapowerplatform.com)
Looking to boost your career in the Power Platform tech? Check out my post about getting that badge of honour from Microsoft.


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