Publish bots as plugins for Microsoft Copilot


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Enabled for Public preview General availability
Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Nov 29, 2023 -

Business value

Extending Microsoft Copilot with a custom-built Microsoft Copilot Studio plugin enables even more sophisticated multi-turn conversations with task completion, while still maintaining a single experience for copilot users to engage with.

Feature details

The conversational system in Microsoft Copilot uses orchestration logic and large language models to help the user achieve their goals. This system interprets the user's request, determining the best course of action, then activates the appropriate system, plugin, component, or series of components. Finally, a generated result is returned to the user.

A conversational plugin built in Microsoft Copilot Studio enables you to extend your app's behavior. You can create new abilities that aren't natively possible in Microsoft Copilot, like calling a specific API, applying sophisticated business logic, or accessing data sources that require configuration outside of Microsoft Copilot.

Unlike a traditional component model that creates a hard-coded integration point with the copilot, a maker in Microsoft Copilot Studio creates a conversational plugin. This maker gives descriptive text to the Microsoft Copilot's orchestrator about the plugin's abilities. The orchestrator can then make its own decision about when the plugin would be most useful and ask the user appropriate questions to fill plugin parameters.

Geographic areas

This feature will be released into the following Microsoft Azure geographic areas:

  • Switzerland
  • United States
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • India
  • Japan
  • France

See also

Create conversational plugins for Microsoft Copilot (preview) (docs)