Use Bot Framework Composer with chatbots in the unified authoring canvas


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Users, automatically - May 24, 2023

Business value

By incorporating Bot Framework Composer capabilities directly into the Power Virtual Agents authoring canvas, bot builders can build bots more quickly. Bot building is also easier than before - meaning that anyone in your organization, regardless of their technical knowledge, can quickly and intuitively build bots.

Feature details

The unified authoring canvas in Power Virtual Agents brings together the powerful and flexible capabilities from Bot Framework Composer with the intuitive authoring experience that Power Virtual Agents is known for, providing a single authoring canvas where any member of the team, irrespective of their skill level, can collaborate on bot building - from low-code makers through to pro developers alike.

New capabilities include:

  • Rich response authoring
  • An enhanced question node which adds the ability to finely control re-prompt behavior and custom validation rules
  • Deep Power Fx integration for data and variable manipulation and authoring productivity improvements, including cut, copy, and paste
  • Improved topic navigation

A code editor is also available in the unified authoring canvas to allow bot authors to view, edit, and share the code behind a topic.

See also

Key concepts for Bot Framework Composer users (docs)