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Infuse any AI solution with your enterprise data, prompts and plugins

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AI models are improving rapidly, and customers need effective tools to integrate AI into their business solutions that provide precise, reliable and consistent information, and are easy to deploy. Today we are happy to announce our latest improvements to help makers integrate AI into their low-code apps and solutions. Now available as Public Preview in Microsoft Copilot Studio, data grounding with Dataverse tables allows makers to create powerful AI prompts that are grounded with their enterprise data while enforcing real time enterprise security. Additionally, we are excited to announce that low-code plugins now support five new AI Power Fx functions, and share how Capgemini New Zealand, a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, is leveraging these new capabilities to create value for their clients and solve business problems faster than ever before.

Improve AI generated responses by grounding prompts with your enterprise data tables, now in Public Preview

As companies are rapidly adopting Copilot and conversational AI tools, they are increasingly introducing prompts as a foundational element to integrate generative AI capabilities within Microsoft Power Platform solutions, including Power Apps, Power Automate, and Copilot Studio. With Prompt Builder, already generally available, anyone can use natural language to instruct the GPT model to behave in a certain way or to perform a specific task. Typical scenarios include the ability to generate content analysis, summarize, classify, extract or transform information data.

Today, we are excited to announce the public preview of data grounding with Dataverse tables for Prompt Builder in Microsoft Copilot Studio, a new capability that helps makers create reliable and efficient AI solutions at enterprise scale.  With data grounding, customers can add a dynamic knowledge source to their prompts, using the model of Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG), to enhance the underlying AI model’s capabilities from being a general-purpose model to an enterprise specific tool that operates within the business context of an enterprise customer.

Selecting Dataverse tables when grounding data for your prompt.
Selecting Dataverse tables when grounding data for your prompt.

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Infuse AI into your application’s business logic with AI-powered low-code plugins

Low-code plugins enable any maker to build complex AI-powered solutions in the Power Platform using the PowerFx expression language.  Capgemini New Zealand, A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, saw the potential of low-code plugins from their announcement at Microsoft Build 2023 and quickly began upskilling on them in their local Dynamics 365/Power Platform practice. Low-code plugins provide the ability to create real-time, secure and scalable business logic for their customers, all without the underlying cost and added infrastructure of writing traditional code. As a result, Capgemini NZ can create value for their clients, solving their business challenges faster than ever before.

I’m particularly excited by the integration potential with Copilot Studio. Our clients are asking us to help them apply generative AI to their business challenges. Low-code plugins fill a crucial gap of automating business logic between the large language model in Copilot and the client’s underlying data. As such we’ve been showcasing our learnings from low-code tools such as low-code plugins in our regular internal Communities of Practice so that we’re ready to hit the ground running when this feature is generally available.

-Richard Annessm, Power Platform Practice Lead, Capgemini NZ 

With low-code plugins now available in Microsoft Copilot Studio, customers can embed advanced business logic into their Copilots and AI-powered applications including triggering workflows & data updates within business processes modeled within Microsoft Dataverse. In addition to the existing set of supported Power Fx operators, variables and formulas, we are also excited to introduce low-code plugin support for 5 new Power Fx AI functions:

  • AIReply: Drafts replies to messages (e.g., customer reviews of a product).
  • AISummarize: Summarizes text (e.g., email messages or document content).
  • AISentiment: Detects sentiment (positive, negative, neutral) in text (e.g., customer reviews).
  • AIClassify: Classifies text into predefined categories (e.g., Problem, Billing, How To, Licensing).
  • AITranslate: Translates text from one language to another (source language is automatically detected).

After the development of low-code solutions using low-code plugins, monitoring their execution becomes an integral part of maintaining a high-quality, reliable, and performant solution. It empowers developers and administrators with the insights needed to ensure the best possible experience for end-users. We are delighted to announce that we are now enabling the preview of the new plugin monitoring report  inside Dataverse Accelerator with two key capabilities:

  • Centralized log viewer:Access and view trace logs from Dataverse Custom APIs, low-code plugins, and pro-code plugin executions in an environment from one central location.
  • Filtering capabilities:Conveniently filter log history to quickly find logs relevant to debugging needs.

For more information on how to try out low-code plugins:

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