Welcome to another Tuesday TNWiki Article Spotlight.
In today’s spotlight, we talk about the Microsoft Bot Framework. This methodology allows developers to build, connect, test, and deploy intelligent bots to interact with users. Bots can communicate conversationally with text, images, cards, or speech.
Bots can be integrated with your website or app, or third-party connectors like Cortana, Skype, Teams, Office 365 mail, Slack, Facebook Messenger, Skype for Business, and many others. They can also use new Microsoft technologies like Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services and Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS) for natural language interactions. Bots can also connect with REST APIs to leverage existing data.
To understand how to get started with the Microsoft Bot Framework, Chervine Bhiwoo has created a four-part series. He begins with an introduction to the framework and then works through a sample project on adding LUIS and Microsoft Cognitive Services to send a message to the Bing News API so it can retrieve the correct news results.
Here is the series:
- Microsoft Bot Framework Basics: Building Intelligent Bots (Part 1)
- Microsoft Bot Framework Basics: Building Intelligent Bots - Adding Language Understanding Capability (Part 2)
- Microsoft Bot Framework Basics: Building Intelligent Bots – Adding Bing News API (Part 3)
- Microsoft Bot Framework Basics: Building Intelligent Bots – Adding Sentiment Analytics (Part 4)
If you ever wanted to know more about the Microsoft Bot Framework, start with these posts.