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Jan 17 Webinar: Integrating Bot Framework Skills with Power Virtual Agents


One of the most powerful techniques to extend bots created with Power Virtual Agents is integration with the modular and re-usable conversation Bot Framework Skills.  January 17th, 12:00 PM PST, Senior Program Managers, Pawan Taparia and Murali Kumanduri from the Power Virtual Agents team will be hosting a live webinar to walk through what Bot Framework Skills are, how to integrate Bot Framework Skills with Power Virtual Agents and what was just updated with the SDK version 4.7 launch.

If you are not familiar with Bot Framework Skills, they are re-usable conversational skill building-blocks enabling you to add extensive functionality to a bot. Skills include language understanding (LUIS) models, dialogs, and integration code and are delivered as source code enabling you to customize and extend as required. They can be a complex Virtual Assistant or perhaps an Enterprise Bot seeking to stitch together multiple bots within an organization.


Next Steps:

  • Want to learn more about Power Virtual Agents or just want to get started? Try  Power Virtual Agents here.
  • Getting started with Power Virtual Agents and have questions? Join the January community call on January 15th, 8:00 AM PST.
  • Already familiar with Bot Framework Skills and ready to get started? Check out the Power Virtual Agents forum post.

About our presenters:

Pawan Taparia

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation, building intelligent conversational virtual agents using Power Virtual Agents. Creative and self-driven product manager with over 11 years of experience building and shipping consumer and enterprise technical solutions across retail, academia, healthcare & technology.


Murali Kumanduri
Murali has over 24 years experience in top technology companies in designing and delivery of software applications.
Murali has been a driving force on the Power Virtual Agents team since March 2018 managing early customers in retail, banking and entertainment industries for virtual agent implementation projects. Prior to PVA team, Murali was part of Dynamics 365 F&O/Retail Solution Architecture team.  Prior to joining Microsoft, Murali worked as Senior Manager at Accenture and Director of Product Management at Avanade developing mobility and other industry solutions.


Salem Bacha

Experienced Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in DirectX, OpenGL, Game Programming, Machine Learning, Problem Solving, Architecture Software Designs, Full Stack Web Development, and Customer Driven Platform Services. Strong engineering professional with a Master of Computer Science focused in Mathematics and Computer Science from Digipen Institute of Technology. Currently working on Power Virtual Agents for Microsoft.