Key Concepts - Publish your bot in Teams

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Once you're satisfied with your bot's content and quality, you can publish your bot to allow users to engage with your bot. You must publish your bot at least once for the user to chat with the bot in Microsoft Teams.

Each time you want to update your bot's content, you publish it again from within the Power Virtual Agents app in Microsoft Teams. This will update the bot's content with the latest changes you have made.

Prerequisites

Publish the latest bot content

You need to publish the bot at least once before you can share it with your teammates.

After the first publish, you can do subsequent publishes whenever you would like your customers to see the latest bot content.

Publish the latest bot content:

  1. Go to the Publish tab on the side navigation pane.

  2. Select Publish to make the latest bot content available to your customers.

    Publish latest bot content

The publishing process will check for errors in the latest bot content.

Publication should take less than a few minutes and, when successful, you can view the bot in action in Microsoft Teams by selecting Open the bot.

You can also share the bot with your teammates by selecting Share the bot and then Copy link. The link will launch Microsoft Teams to prompt the user to install the bot so they can chat with it in Microsoft Teams. Learn more about installing your bot in Microsoft Teams.

The Copy link option creates a shareable link to the bot

Tip

To prevent disrupting users who are having an existing conversation with the bot, they will not receive the latest published content until a new conversation has started. A new conversation starts after it has been idle for more than 30 minutes.
You may want to try out the latest published content in Microsoft Teams right away.
You can do so by typing start over in an existing conversation.
This will restart the conversation with the latest content you have published.

Now that you've published your bot and it's ready for others to use, you can add your bot to different sections of the Microsoft Teams app store.

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Known limitations

  • Customer satisfaction survey is a text-only version in Microsoft Teams instead of an adaptive card.
  • Microsoft Teams can only render up to six suggested actions for user in one question node.

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