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From the Power Platform Blogs: V2 trigger; Upload documents; Plugin actions; Integrate Power BI

by MSDW Reporter
Editorial Team, MSDynamicsWorld.com
November 03 2023

In this week’s Power Platform blog roundup:

  • Microsoft shakes things up: goodbye V1 trigger, hello V2
  • Upload documents as a source for generative answers (preview)
  • Use plugin actions in Power Virtual Agents (preview)
  • How to integrate Power BI into Power Apps

Microsoft shakes things up: goodbye V1 trigger, hello V2

On his blog, Shane Young noted that Microsoft has decided to retire the Power Apps and Power Automate V1 trigger, leaving only the V2 trigger that works differently. Young explained how the V2 trigger differs from the V1 trigger, saying that at a high level the V2 trigger requires you to define the types of inputs you'll be using.

Unlike V1, where you could just 'ask in Power Apps' for what you needed, V2 wants you to specify whether you're dealing with text, numbers, Booleans, and so on. It's a bit more structured, but once you get the hang of it, it's business as usual.

In his blog post, Young discussed the different types of inputs users have to add when they set up their V2 triggers. He then talked about how to adapt the V1 flows to V2 as well as the old and new ways to upload files. Young also provided a video with step-by-step instruction about how to use the Power Automate V2 trigger for Power Apps.

Upload documents as a source for generative answers (preview)

On her blog, Dian Taylor wrote about a new feature in Power Virtual Agents (PVA) that is currently in preview, which you can only test out if you're in a U.S. region.

Taylor noted that this feature is part of the current conversation booster capabilities, which are currently in preview. She stated that if a customer or prospect initiates a chat and PVA can’t locate a topic to direct the customer to, it will look for data sources configured under the conversation booster to generate an answer.

Taylor wrote that this new functionality offers users the ability to upload documents as a source as well. She also explained how to configure this feature and how it works. She then discussed how to exclude documents from generative answers node.

Use plugin actions in Power Virtual Agents (preview)

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