Microsoft Power Virtual Agents has delivered transformative and elevated new capabilities throughout its evolution, facilitating collaborative work for professional developers and subject matter experts. Amongst its several updates announced at Microsoft Build 2022 and for the second release wave this year, the one that still awes experts is the new intelligent bot authoring experience.
Before delving into this helpful capability, let me highlight the most crucial updates for Power Virtual Agents that will support employees’ productivity and collaboration.
With the latest release wave, Power Virtual Agents allows everyone in your company to create robust custom bots with a simple, code-free graphical interface —enhancing the authoring experience with the following:
The innovative new intelligent bot authoring experience allows pro developers and subject matter experts to build a bot in a single Microsoft bot-building studio collaboratively while unifying:
This powerful innovation emphasizes four capabilities available in Power Virtual Agents worldwide:
Azure Bot Framework Composer and Power Virtual Agents were optimized to build bots, bringing advanced conversational experiences. To enhance this optimization much more, both bots are now unified into a single bot-building studio to simplify end-to-end bot-building experiences.
Now the comprehensive advantages of the Bot Framework Composer can be leveraged by developers and experts within the ease-of-use of Power Virtual Agents. Both roles can quickly collaborate in the same studio while building conversational bots.
Considering fusion teams of collaborative builders are critical for the digital project’s accomplishment, Microsoft keeps strengthening collaboration across fusion teams while making them easier for everyone involved.
Power Virtual Agents’ vision continues to evolve with capabilities like Office-like commenting, multi-authoring, and more to elevate conversational bot-building tools for teams.
With new powerful and rich authoring capabilities, Microsoft now focuses on features for developers to low-code experiences, such as:
Handling speech scenarios side-by-side is now easier for authors while creating multi-channel dialogs with messaging. With advanced capabilities such as inserting Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) to tune extra customizations and speech features, creators can build once and use it anywhere, with:
Undoubtedly, Power Virtual Agents keeps bringing a number of capabilities that take bots to a whole new level. It’s worth noting that most of the mentioned features in this blog are available today, while some will be ready for the Public Preview coming soon.