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Create a link to open Powerpoint app in Desktop mode from Power VIrtual Agent (Teams)

Hello all,


We have built a chatbot, which when engaged by user on one topic, opens a macro enabled powerpoint file from sharepoint.

we need the powerpoint file to be opened in dekstop mode, so as the macro file to be working, via power virtual agent in teams


Attempted two ways to make it work, which failed:

1) Tried to create the link from internet explorer which helps us to get the save as dialog box each time when we try to open it


2) Added 'ms-powerpoint:ofe|u|https://' before the link which gets translated to 'ms-powerpoint:ofe%7Cu%7Chttps://xxxx' which takes us to power virtual agent website. 


Any guidance will be really helpful to us which enables us to open the file in desktop mode via chatbot.




Hey there @arunkmr88,


I don't believe there are any direct ways to open applications like PowerPoint on desktop from PVA, unfortunately. The only potential route would be through a Power Automate Desktop flow, however, from what I have been able to see, there is not a way to dynamically select which machine a PAD flow is meant to run on in the Flow Builder, in which case you would have to create a custom individual flow for each potential user of the bot and have them select between them before the macro actually runs, which may be more trouble than it's worth, when they could instead be given a link to download the file and open it inside PowerPoint themselves.


Hope that answers your question!

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Hi @arunkmr88 

you're looking for deep links.


you can try:


So probably we try to open in teams itself.

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