Microsoft Power Virtual Agents – (Or, how to talk to a Machine)

One of the Big Pillars of the Power Platform is Microsoft Power Virtual Agents (or PVA’s). What is a Power Virtual Agent? Its a Chatbot! Microsoft has been delving into the Chatbot space for awhile now, especially in Teams, however, chatbots in teams have historically been developed with the Bot Framework. The Bot Framework is…

Creating a Unified Dynamics Search Experience in Canvas Apps

Recently, I had a client who was interested in building a PowerApp Canvas App for Mobile Devices that would take some of the more routine aspects of their Dynamics sales process, and provide their sales people with an easier way to do some of the tasks associated with capturing customer information. This particular client’s users…

Interact with Machine Learning with PowerApps and Flow – Part 2

Click here to read Part 1 of this series We’ve got our Custom Connector in Place, lets make a Flow! So, Open Microsoft flow, and create a New Blank Flow.  I named my flow ‘Machine Learning Request-Response’.  The first Action we want to Add is the generic “PowerApps’ Trigger.  This essentially says “Start this flow…

Interact with Machine Learning with PowerApps and Flow – Part 1

Recently, the company I work for (Centric Consulting, check us out!) held a Hackathon to get our consultants a bit more exposure to Machine Learning.  It was a day and half of different teams putting together something that could demonstrate what Machine Learning is, and how it could be used.  In the case of my…

PowerApps Development Strategies – Part 2

In my previous post, I discussed a bit about the Tools we can leverage to develop and manage Apps in PowerApps.  For this Post, we won’t use any of those tools! Plan First, then Develop Microsoft has done a fantastic job of selling the narrative of how simple it is to create and use PowerApps….

PowerApps Development Strategies – Part 1

As PowerApps continues it’s long march to maturity, it’s important to stop and evaluate where the platform is in regards to developing and managing your PowerApps in the Enterprise. In a traditional Enterprise Development organization, you have many tools and strategies available to you when architecting, designing, testing, and managing code bases for your applications. …