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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

Publishing the Power Virtual Agent bot

In the previous section, we saw how the topic can be authored with different flows and it is time to now test the bot end to end, like a real-world user would, for both the options using the test bot, and then publish it for consumption by the end users. You will observe that the bot brings into play all the out-of-the-box topics such as greetings that you didn't author, thus helping you to take care of often-used conversations and automatic responses. Let's start the steps to publish the bot for consumption by the end users, which could be your team or the entire organization:

  1. Navigate to the PVA icon on the Teams rail on the left and click the Chatbots option on the menu, and you will see the Nostradamus chatbot.
  2. Click the bot and you will see the test bot and the Publish bot button. Click Publish bot:

    Figure 7.26 – Testing and publishing a bot

  3. It takes a few minutes for the bot to be published. After few minutes...