Omnichannel for Customer Service – Entities

Recently I gave a presentation regarding Omnichannel for Customer Service at 365 Saturday in Paris, afterwards I was asked a question about the files customers might send in webchat conversations. In this scenario a large volume of attachments were expected and these would need to be managed. Therefore they wanted to know where the attachments were stored. In this post I hope to answer that question and more!

USD and Virtual Agents

Virtual Agents for customer service are currently a Dynamics 365 preview feature, you can use them to quickly build BOTs using a no code approach. These BOTs can “obviously” then be consumed from your external facing website. But I had an idea to use my BOT internally to help contact center agents deal with customer queries in a smarter manner. This meant I wanted to integrated a Virtual Agent with Unified Service Desk. In this post / video I will show how I achieved this.

USD – IsUSD (Alternative Approach)

I love it when I’m asked fantastic questions! Recently someone reported a problem whilst using the window.IsUSD command. If you don’t know this is a JavaScript command we can use to see if our code is being run within USD or not. In this post I’ll describe an alternative approach.

USD – Associated Views (Unified Interface)

I am currently VERY hard at work preparing training material for three courses I’ll be delivering in Australia in August. During my preparation I realised that the logic for displaying associated views in Unified Service Desk was different between the Classic web interface of Dynamics 365 and the newer Unified Interface. In this post I will document how to display an associated view using USD and the Unified Interface. (As I noticed several forum posts with people asking how to achieve this.)