Plan and prepare for Power Virtual Agents in 2022 release wave 1


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The 2022 release wave 1 plan covers all new functionalities planned to be delivered to market from April 2022 to September 2022. In this article, you'll find the product overview and what's new and planned for Power Virtual Agents.


Power Virtual Agents enables anyone in your organization to create AI-powered bots that can chat with users about specific topics. Your bots can answer routine questions, resolve common issues, or automate tasks that take up valuable customer or employee time.

The 2022 release wave 1 brings improvements in the authoring experience with topic suggestions from bot sessions, Power Apps Portals integration, data loss prevention options, proactive bot update messaging in Microsoft Teams, and more.

Creating a bot is typically a complex and time-intensive process, requiring long content update cycles and a team of experts. Power Virtual Agents gives anyone in your organization the ability to create powerful custom bots using an easy, code-free graphical interface, without the need for AI experts, data scientists, or teams of developers. A bot can interact with users, ask for clarifying information, and answer a customer's questions.

With deep integration with Power Automate and the Microsoft Bot Framework, authors can extend their bots to integrate with API backends, which will enable the bots to handle additional topics, limited only by the author’s imagination. You can deploy bots to many channels, including websites, Microsoft Teams, and Facebook.

As users interact with a bot, the author can see which topics are performing well and which need improvement.

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Download the release overview guide and share with your team as you plan to onboard the new capabilities included in this release wave.

* Overview guide available in English version only

Investment areas

Investment areas

Service and runtime
Power Virtual Agents continues to ensure it meets strict compliance and governance needs. Power Virtual Agents will be available for US Government customers in the Government Community Cloud (High) environments.

Power Virtual Agents will make it easier to govern your Microsoft Teams-based environments costs by offering inactivity-based environment deletion, cleaning up those environments that are in disuse, and allowing your organization to focus on active projects.

Bot configuration
Bots can be configured to suit the individual needs of an organization and to provide further extensibility with other services and features. This includes authentication provider support, the use of Microsoft Bot Framework skills to augment the bot’s capabilities, integration with Microsoft Teams, Facebook, and other channels, and more.

To learn more about the entire set of capabilities being delivered during this release wave, check out the release plan for Power Virtual Agents below:

For application administrators

User-impacting features to the user experience enabled automatically
User-impacting features should be reviewed by application administrators. This facilitates release change management and enables successful onboarding of new capabilities released to market. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users, automatically" in the release plan.

Features that must be enabled by application administrators
This release wave contains features that must be enabled or configured by administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users by admins, makers, or analysts" in the release plan.

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