Publishing a Microsoft Power Virtual Agents Bot to Microsoft Teams

In a previous post, we looked at how to create a PowerApps Virtual Agent that gets the weather from an MSN weather service, so users can ask the bot what the weather is. In this post, we will deploy that service out to Microsoft Teams, so users of Teams can easily ask the bot questions. First, let’s go to the bot and go to Manage->Channels, then select Microsoft Teams: This … Continue reading Publishing a Microsoft Power Virtual Agents Bot to Microsoft Teams

Triggering a Microsoft Flow using a Webpage or HTTP GET Request

There are several use cases where you may want to run a Microsoft Flow from a web page or sending an HTTP GET request. Let’s do this. We will create a flow that runs when a user accesses a web address and performs the action of posting to a Microsoft Teams chat. First, let’s create an Instant Microsoft Flow by going to https://flow.microsoft.com and selecting New->Instant – From Blank: We … Continue reading Triggering a Microsoft Flow using a Webpage or HTTP GET Request

Post to Microsoft Teams based on Power BI Data-Driven Alert Using Microsoft Flow

In this post we will look at how you can perform an action based on a data-driven alert using Microsoft Flow. In our previous post, we looked at how to set up data-driven alerts. In our example, we created an alert for when our quantity on hand was less than 3 for our inventory item monitored by Power BI. To set up an action based on this alert, we can … Continue reading Post to Microsoft Teams based on Power BI Data-Driven Alert Using Microsoft Flow

Installing the App Studio for Microsoft Teams

To install, go to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/platform/concepts/build-and-test/app-studio-overview and click on the link to download App Studio: Click to open Microsoft Teams (or you can launch the Web Client to do this): In Teams, click Add: You will be taken to the App Studio: You can also access App Studio by clicking on the 3 dots in the bottom left and then selecting App Studio:  

How to Disable and Enable Skype or Teams Presence in Dynamics 365 PowerApps Forms

In Dynamics 365 / PowerApps, Skype / Teams statuses can be displayed next to the names of users in fields. Below we can see the status as green (available): And if the user changes the status to Do not Disturb (changing below in Teams): We see the status updated automatically on the record: To enable/disable the status, go to the admin center at https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com/ and change the Skype presence: We see now … Continue reading How to Disable and Enable Skype or Teams Presence in Dynamics 365 PowerApps Forms

Introduction to Microsoft Teams

To enable Microsoft Teams, perform the following steps. First, go to Office 365 Admin at http://portal.office.com and select Services and Add-Ins: Select Microsoft Teams: Set to On: Go to Teams: Go to teams.microsoft.com and sign in to see your teams: In the bottom left of the page you will see a link to create teams: Enter a new team. We will call this the Power BI team: Add members to the team: … Continue reading Introduction to Microsoft Teams

Adding Power BI to Microsoft Teams

To add Power BI to Microsoft Teams, first create a team. Let’s call ours Sales Team: Add Team members: Click the + sign in the main window: You will see this screen below: Select Power BI: You will see a new Power BI tab with the relevant reports: Users can then comment on the report: And change tabs of the report, and view in the powerbi.com service: