Chicago, IL

Monday, September 26th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

WRK102 - Hands-On: How fusion teams can build Intelligent Bots using Power Platform & Azure

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has said: "Human Language is the new UI layer, bots are like new application". As more and more bots are getting popular in homes and enterprises, the demand for custom bots is increasing at a rapid pace. Power Virtual Agents a SaaS offering from Microsoft empowers teams to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers. The Microsoft Bot Framework is a comprehensive offering that we can use to build and deploy high-quality bots for our users to enjoy wherever they are talking. Microsoft Cognitive Services let you build apps with powerful algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret our needs using natural methods of communication, with just a few lines of code. Easily add intelligent features – such as emotion and sentiment detection, vision and speech recognition, language understanding, knowledge, and search – into your app, across devices and platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows, keep improving, and are easy to set up. Gartner describes digital fusion teams as "distributed and multidisciplinary digital business teams that blend technology and other types of domain expertise. In this hands-on workshop, we will cover how fusion teams can build no-code intelligent help desk bots using Power Virtual Agents, Microsoft Bot Framework, and Cognitive Services. The help desk bot will be able to answer questions related to employee benefits, open healthcare enrollment, etc. Access to SharePoint online site, Microsoft Team, and Azure will be provided to create the Bots. The target audience of this hands-on workshop is Power Users, IT Pros, and Developers. The contents of this workshop are applicable to SharePoint Online as well as SharePoint On-Prem as well. You will learn: • What are Power Virtual Agents? • What is Microsoft Bot Framework? • What is Microsoft Bot Framework Composer? • What is Azure Bot Service? • How to create bots using Microsoft Bot Framework? • What are Cognitive Services? • How to leverage Bot Framework and Cognitive Services to implement enterprise-grade bots? Please note: Attendees will need to bring their own laptop with internet access and modern browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. The tablets will not work.

Monday, September 26th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

WRK108 - Microsoft Power Platform In A Day Workshop

With the Power Platform having been available for over 6 years, it is now an enterprise level, low code platform to build reports, apps, flows and chatbots. For the first time ever you can build your own solution and make it available for your company users. This skill of building professional low code apps is in such high demand that makers have successfully made a career out of it. Join Daniel Christian, a Microsoft MVP, certified trainer and an early adopter of the Power Platform, as he walks you through how this Power Platform journey began and gives you a technical overview of Power Apps (Canvas and Model-Driven), Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents. This workshop will comprise of several walk-through demos, stories with examples and even an interview with a surprise guest. Here is an overview of the workshop: · Power Apps ○ Canvas ○ Model-Driven ○ Portal · Power Automate ○ Flows ○ Robotic Process Automation · Power BI · Power Virtual Agents · Dataverse · Integration with Microsoft Teams · Cross platform integration · Soon to arrive features! So if you are someone who has heard about Power Platform and would like to get a better technical understanding on what the services have to offer, then you do not want to miss this workshop!

Tuesday, September 27th 2022, 9:00 am

  • Daniel Christian

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

WRK505 - Let's build a chat bot together

This beginner-level workshop gives you hands-on experience designing and developing your first Power Virtual Agent chatbot. We start off by first taking a closer look at all the features available and then build two bots, a static bot with all the data manually entered and then a dynamic bot which pulls the data using Power Automate flows. Then we switch over to Microsoft Teams and see all the features available there and how to use them to build chatbots are not additional cost.

Wednesday, September 28th 2022, 11:30 am

  • Prashant G Bhoyar

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

PVA102 - Building Intelligent virtual agents ( Bots ) in Microsoft Teams using Power Virtual Agents

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has said: "Human Language is the new UI layer, bots are like new application". As more and more virtual agents (Bots) are getting popular in homes and enterprises, their demand is increasing in rapid space. Power Virtual Agents a SaaS offering from Microsoft empowers teams to easily create powerful virtual agents ( Bots ) using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers. In this demo-driven session, we will cover the basics of the Power Virtual Agents. We will cover how to get started with the Power Virtual Agents and build a working enterprise-grade virtual agent ( Bot ) for your organization and deploy it to Microsoft Teams. You will learn: • What are Power Virtual Agents? • Bots in Microsoft Ecosystem • How to call Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) from Power Virtual Agents? • How to create bots using Power Virtual Agents? • How to deploy the Bots to Microsoft Teams?

Friday, September 30th 2022, 10:20 am

  • Vlad Catrinescu

    Microsoft MVP & MCT

PWR302 - Creating Power Virtual Agent Chatbots for Microsoft Teams

Power Virtual Agents empowers users to easily create powerful bots using a guided, no-code graphical interface without the need for data scientists or developers, and you can even deploy them in Microsoft Teams! In this session, Creating Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams, you’ll learn to create Power Virtual Agent chatbots for Microsoft Teams. First, you’ll explore the basics of Microsoft Power Virtual Agents. Next, you’ll discover how to create a chatbot using the Power Virtual Agents Teams app. Finally, you’ll learn how to publish your bot in Microsoft Teams.