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Digital Transformation with Dataverse for Teams

By : Srikumar Nair
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Digital Transformation with Dataverse for Teams

By: Srikumar Nair

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dataverse for Teams is a built-in, low-code data platform for Teams and enables everyone to easily build and deploy apps, flows, and intelligent chatbots using Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents (PVA) embedded in Microsoft Teams. Without learning any coding language, you will be able to build apps with step-by-step explanations for setting up Teams, creating tables to store data, and leverage the data for your digital solutions. With the techniques covered in the book, you’ll be able to develop your first app with Dataverse for Teams within an hour! You’ll then learn how to automate repetitive tasks or build alerts using Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents. As you get to grips with building these digital solutions, you’ll also be able to understand when to consider upgrading from Dataverse for Teams to Dataverse, along with its advanced features. Finally, you’ll explore features for administration and governance and understand the licensing requirements of Microsoft Dataverse for Teams and PowerApps. Having acquired the skills to build and deploy an enterprise-grade digital solution, by the end of the book, you will have become a qualified citizen developer and be ready to lead a digital revolution in your organization.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to Microsoft Dataverse for Teams
Section 2: Deep Dive into Microsoft Dataverse for Teams
Section 3: Application and Environment Life Cycle Management
Section 4: Enterprise Readiness and Licensing

Creating a Topic for Power Virtual Agent bot

Once topics are created, these topics come together to provide an integral chatbot experience. In this section, we will be authoring a topic that can carry out a couple of tasks, such as seeking information for a daily summary on health scans or informing the manager of a particular employee.

The following steps will help you to add PVA to your team before beginning with topic authoring:

  1. Click on the three horizontal dots () on the Microsoft Teams rail and search for Power Virtual Agents. Using the Pin option, attach the Power Virtual Agents option to the Teams rail to the left of your screen, as shown in the following screenshot:

    Figure 7.1 – Pinning Power Virtual Agents to Teams

    Once this is done, you will land on the Home page, where you can quickly get started with creating a new bot.

  2. However, another option is to use the Chatbots menu option and use the New chatbot option to create a new chatbot, as illustrated...