Power Virtual Agents unified canvas: overview of changes and new features

The Power Virtual Agents (PVA) unified canvas is a new building experience that brings together the low code PVA as we know, with pro-code capabilities from Bot Framework Composer. The unified canvas has a lot to offer, including the ability to easily add message variations, send images and videos, add adaptive cards to your bot, and a lot more. Here is an overview of how you can try the unified canvas and the changes it brings.

Microsoft Ignite 2022: Power Platform & Microsoft Teams announcement highlights

At last week's Microsoft Ignite conference, there were some big announcements made for new features coming across Power Platform, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Azure, AI and more. In this post I'll highlight some of the announcements across Power Platform and Microsoft Teams that were personal favourites of mine.

Document generation with Power Virtual Agents: talk to the bot > fill a Word doc template > save the file in SharePoint

The Word Online (Business) connector for Power Automate allows you to generate documents. Beginning with a Microsoft Word template, you can use the connector in a flow to take inputs, populate them in a template, and save the document. Here, we'll take a look at how you can use a conversation with a bot to collect these inputs, create the document, then return a link to the file back to the user.

Send a random image or GIF via your Power Virtual Agents chatbot

With Power Virtual Agents, it is possible to return a GIF or an image to the conversation via Power Automate. This post will take you through the steps of how you can use Power Automate to randomly select one of your curated images or GIFs, then send it to the conversation with the end user in Power Virtual agents. It's an easy way to add some variety to your chatbot conversations.