Low code bot onboards members to Microsoft Teams channel

Ayca Bas

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Communities have become a crucial part of our lives through popular communication apps such as Microsoft Teams or Discord. Think about our school classes, work-related groups, or communities that relate to our hobbies. Some of us take responsibility in these communities as well. When we are responsible in a community, our fundamental aim is to onboard and most importantly verify new members who just joined the community.  

About the solution

A group of Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors observed this challenge and decided to build a solution that offers easy member verification and onboarding process for the communities. They leveraged from low code tools while designing the solution: 

  • Power Virtual Agent is used for designing a bot to drive communication with users during the registration process and help them join the community smoothly 
  • Power Automate flow is created to track user’s registration status through user’s email address gathered from the Power Virtual Agent Bot and guide new users through the new registration 
  • A custom Azure Function is created to handle the registration process of the communities on Microsoft Teams or Discord and function is consumed in Power Automate flow with new user’s email address gathered from the Power Virtual Agent Bot  

Community onboarding and member verification solution is an open-source project and can be reused by other communities to ease the initial steps for new users who want to become a part of the community. 

 

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