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Heddanewman
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Power Virtual Agents Community Challenge for all Communities

Come join in our #BotSquad Power Virtual Agents Community Challenge 

Are you a Power Virtual Agents Content Creator, Devotee, Bot Maker?  

Power Virtual Agents lets you create powerful chatbots that can answer questions posed by your customers, other employees, or visitors to your website or service. 

These bots can be created easily without the need for data scientists or developers. Some of the ways that Power Virtual Agents bots have been used include: 

  • COVID-19 infection rate and tracking information 
  • Sales help and support issues 
  • Opening hours and store information 
  • Employee health and vacation benefits 
  • Common employee questions for businesses 

Power Virtual Agents is available as both a standalone web app, and as a discrete app within Microsoft Teams. Most of the functionality between the two is the same. However, there might be different reasons to choose one version or the other based on the ways you want to use Power Virtual Agents. 

Get started with Power Virtual Agents web app 

Get started with Power Virtual Agents in Teams 

 

We are excited to announce the #BotSquad Power Virtual Agents community challenge. 

All community members from all products in the family, Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and Dynamics 365 can participate. The more the merrier! 

This challenge is all about sharing content with each other about Power Virtual Agents in the Power Virtual Agents Community.  

Here are some more details: 

WHEN: 

  • Start date: 7/13/2021 
  • End date: 9/30/2021 
     

HOW: 

Post content to any of the following three Power Virtual Agents Community spaces within the duration of the community challenge:  

 

  • Make sure the content you are sharing is relevant to the Power Virtual Agents product in some way. It should be content that you created or content that someone else created & shared publicly for others to use. 
  • The Webinars & Video Gallery requires a YouTube link and a thumbnail image to create a post. 
  • The bot sharing gallery requires a thumbnail image and provides the option to attach .zip files to your post for easy product sample sharing. 
  • Please reach out via community private message to Community Manager, @mention heaher_iTalent when posting to the news & announcements section  to gain access to writing Power Virtual Agents Community Blog articles. You will be given further steps in the reply from Heather Hernandez. 

  

WHAT: 

Ten (10) qualified community members from the Power Virtual Agents community will randomly be selected and receive a gift as a thank you from the Power Platform Community.

Results and winners will be announced after the challenge is over. 

We hope you are as excited about the challenge as we are and can’t wait to see how many community members come to share their content! 

Spread the word about this challenge! Use the hashtag #BotSquad or #PVACommunityChallenge on Twitter. 

Prize shipping is subject to Microsoft’s shipping standards and the worldwide COVID-19 situation. 

Employees of Microsoft or employees of a Microsoft subsidiary are not eligible to participate. 

See the rules attached. 

Happy to hear your feedback and big ideas - want to schedule a chat with me? https://aka.ms/heddacommunitychats
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Aravind_Guru
Advocate I
Advocate I

Just came across this challenge. Any chance to extend the timeline? 🙂

Really interested to submit a few entries but notice the timeline is too short.

@Heddanewman 

 

@Aravind_Guru  - Hey there!  Thank you for your interest.  The dates for the Power Virtual Agents Community Challenge have been updated to end on Sept. 30th.   Thank you for being part of our community.

 

cc: @Heddanewman & @Jim_iTalent 

Absolutely - we've extended until Sept 30th excited to see your entries! Cheers @Aravind_Guru 

Happy to hear your feedback and big ideas - want to schedule a chat with me? https://aka.ms/heddacommunitychats
Aravind_Guru
Advocate I
Advocate I

Thanks a lot for your quick responses @heaher_italent and @Heddanewman !

Look forward to explore all the possibilities of the Power Apps.

Shall reach out with feedback and potential improvements!

Jim_iTalent
Microsoft
Microsoft

Congratulations to our winners and thank everyone for their participation in this giveaway!

 

Our winners:

@fchopo
@SreeHelper
@rishona_elijah
@ENjoroge
@TomaszPoszytek
@darogael 
@Benjair
@rezadorrani 
@DiegoPeres
@Expiscornovus 

 

Winners will be contacted via private message with further details.

 

Best,

 

Jim Finch

Community Manager

Power Automate

Power Virtual Agents

This news made my day, thanks & congrats everyone!!

Thanks for the appreciation. Congratulations winners and other participants. Looking forward for the next level event.

DiegoPeres
Responsive Resident
Responsive Resident

Thanks & Congrats Everyone!!!!  

Wow, thank you! And congratulations to everyone! 🥳

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