Power Virtual Agent – Extend and Customize

For the purpose of this blog (4th post in the series on Power Virtual Agent) and just to avoid any confusion, when I mention "BF Bot", it is the bot built with the bot framework. And bots built with the Power Virtual Agent (PVA) will be called as PVA bot. I want to start this … Continue reading Power Virtual Agent – Extend and Customize

NLP Date Picker

Date field is notorious for slowing the user down during form entry because this is where the user tends to make mistakes with incorrect formats, typos, calculating the dates off the top of the head considering some months have 31st and some don't, let alone the leap year calculations. So, how can we improve this? … Continue reading NLP Date Picker

My First PCF control

This PCF control embedded on the Dynamics 365 form (Typically Case form) aids the agent to query their Frequently Asked Questions database in a natural language leveraging QnAMaker. In the index.ts, I am making a call to QnAMaker's API in order to pass the question as parameter and retrieve the answer. That's all. It is … Continue reading My First PCF control

My thoughts on Virtual Agent for Customer Service

When Microsoft released the Bot Framework 3 years ago, the goal was to ultimately empower any developer to build and deploy the bot to any channels (FB Messenger, Teams, Skype to name a few) with ease to revolutionize the way the customer service operates to realize efficiencies and drive down the operating cost. The Bot … Continue reading My thoughts on Virtual Agent for Customer Service