How to Create Virtual Agent Chatbot from Power Apps Using Copilot


In this article, I will guide you through the step-by-step creation of a simple chatbot application using Power Apps. We'll explore the requirements and demonstrate how to achieve this without writing a single line of code. Follow along as we simplify the process of building a chatbot, making it accessible and achievable for everyone.

Alright, let me break it down for you. Microsoft Copilot Studio? It's like a magic wand for your bots, and guess what? It's a SaaS thing – Software-as-a-Service. You sign up, create your bot and bam! Embed it into your website in just a few clicks.

Now, here's the cool part – no dealing with infrastructure headaches or complex systems to deploy. It's like the easy-breezy way to get your bot up and running without breaking a sweat. Just a few clicks and your website's got that bot magic. Simple, right?

Introducing the power-packed capabilities of Power Virtual Agents

Your gateway to effortlessly building and managing intelligent chatbots through an intuitive no-code interface. For app makers seeking a hassle-free solution, Power Virtual Agents allows you to seamlessly create and oversee your chatbots directly within the Power Apps environment.

I've been diving into the realm of Chatbots (Virtual Agents) with Microsoft's Co-pilot. They offer a wealth of documents and videos to learn from. I've also found other videos that have been key in helping me grasp the ins and outs of everything.

Create a Copilot

Adding a chatbot to your PowerApps using Power Virtual Agents is super handy, even if you're not a coding expert. It lets you have real-time chats with virtual agents, making your Power Apps more interactive.

Alright, folks, listen up! So, Power Virtual Agents has joined forces with Microsoft Copilot Studio. Big investments in generative AI and seamless integrations across Microsoft Copilot have made it happen.

Now, with Microsoft Copilot Studio, you can whip up some powerful chatbots. And guess what? No need for those data scientists or developers! It's all about a guided, no-code graphical interface.

Why bother with this no-code thing, you ask? Well, it bridges the gap between the experts and the tech teams building the bots. Makes life easier, right? Plus, it cuts down the time it takes from spotting an issue to fixing it. No need to be a genius in complex conversational AI stuff or understand mind-boggling code. It's all simplified, and IT efforts? Minimal. Deploying and maintaining your custom chat solution just got a whole lot easier!


Here's why you'll love it

  • Easy Chats: You can talk to virtual agents in real time, and you don't need to be a tech genius to do it. It's all about making communication simple.
  • Ask Anything: Got questions? Just ask the chatbot. It gives you quick, automated answers. No need to wait around for responses.
  • Personal Touch: The chatbot doesn't just spit out generic info. It tailors its responses based on what you ask, giving you a more personalized experience.
  • No Fuss Integration: It fits right into your Power Apps without any hassle. Your app stays smooth and user-friendly.

Whether you're a pro or just starting with Power Apps, this chatbot feature is a game-changer. It adds a smart and friendly touch to your apps without making it feel too techy. Give it a try and see the difference!

In this article, we are going to explore the below steps one by one and make it here for your understanding before we move step by step.

  1. Open Power Apps: Start by opening Power Apps.
  2. Open Copilot Studio: Include the chatbot component in your app by selecting it from the available components.
  3. New Copilot: Click New Copilot to make a new one for your requirements.
  4. Build Chatbot in Power Virtual Agent: Head to the Power Virtual Agent authoring interface to create and shape your chatbot.
  5. Test Your copilot with sample Virtual Agents.
  6. Publish and Share

Following these steps will help you effortlessly integrate a chatbot component into your Power App using Power Virtual Agents. It's a straightforward process that adds a dynamic and interactive touch to your application.

For Creating bots/Virtual Agents we need to go to Copilot studio, Which I have written about in my previous article.

Microsoft Copilot Studio is like your AI superhero sidekick. It helps you make these super-smart copilots that can handle all sorts of requests – from easy questions to solving those head-scratching issues. The best part? You can chat with customers and your team in any language, whether it's on your website, apps, Facebook, Microsoft Teams, or wherever. It's like having a tech-savvy buddy who speaks every language, making things easy for you!

Go to the Microsoft Copilot Studio home page.

Now, you've got two paths – either hit + New copilot from the Copilots page or take the scenic route by selecting Home and then go for + Create a copilot.

Copilot Studio

Next up, give your copilot a name. Just type it in under "Copilot name."

Setup the Copilot

Now, pick the language you want your copilot to speak. Just select it under "What language do you want your copilot to speak?" You can check out the Supported languages if you need more info.

Hit that magical button – Create.

Name of Copilot

And there you have it! You've just set the stage for your brand-new copilot. Easy, right?

Test Copilot


In this article, we've covered the basics of creating a chatbot in PowerApps using Co-Pilot Studio. But guess what? There's more to come! In my upcoming articles, I'll be diving into the nitty-gritty details of chatbot creation. We'll explore step-by-step guides for the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process, complete with sample apps to make it all crystal clear. Stay tuned, because we're taking this chatbot journey to the next level!

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