An AI assistant that can query the data inside your model-driven App by asking questions.
Introducing Copilot for Model-Driven Power Apps
Microsoft Copilot for Model-Driven Power Apps is an AI assistant that allows users to query data inside the app, making it easy to find information that otherwise is only possible by querying or creating reports. Copilot can turn any Model-Driven App into an intelligent app which could be the default apps like Sales or Customer Service Hub, or a custom App.
It offers a brand-new conversational experience where users can easily ask questions about the data in their app and quickly receive responses in natural language. Copilot can even help users navigate their app. At the time of writing, it’s in Preview and only availeble in US region environments.
Setup Copilot in 2 steps
The first step is to enable Copilot on an environmental level. To do this, you need to have Administrator rights within the specific environment where you want to enable Copilot. From the Power Platform admin center, go to Environments > open the environment you want > Settings > Features. You need to set 2 options.
Behavior Settings. Set the Model-driven apps release channel to “Monthly channel”.
For Copilot to use a custom table, the “Track changes” and “Appear in search results table” table options must be enabled. Depending on the size of the data in the table it might take between fifteen minutes and a full day before all data will be available for questions.
The Copilot experience
On to the fun part. Copilot can be accessed through the Copilot icon in the right navigation bar when you play a model-driven app. The pane can be opened or minimized as desired. Copilot can answers questions about data in the app, and it can also help you navigate the app. To demonstrate the power of Copilot, I use the Sales Hub and ask questions about sales opportunities.
You can ask questions that fall into four categories:
- Search for data where you would normally build a filter
- Insights that are otherwise only possible with charts or reports
- Special commands
4. Navigate the system
Let’s start with questions that typically fall into the first category, questions that now require you to build a filter, use the column filter and/or sort data.