MICROSOFT BOT FRAMEWORK – PART 3: Add channels to bots

This is part 3 (and possibly the final) of Microsoft Bot Framework Series. If you have jumped right here, you may want to look into my part 1 and part 2 of my blog. In this post, I will explain how to add different channels to the Microsoft Bot

Microsoft Bot Framework provides the option to add a variety of channels like Web, Bing, Team, Facebook Messanger, Slack, Telegram, Twilio etc. I will focus on the web, Skype and Facebook Messanger channels here.

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Microsoft Bot Framework – Part 2: Publish Bot Service to Azure

This blog post is Part 2 of how to create a chat bot with Microsoft Bot Framework which can answer FAQs on your website. This is in continuation to my previous post where I explained how to create a QnA service using Microsoft QnA service maker. You can read Part 1 of my post here.

In this post, I will demonstrate how to deploy the service we previously created on Azure. The only pre-requisite is to have an Azure account. You can sign up for free.

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Microsoft Bot Framework – Part 1: QnA Service

Recently, we had a hack day in our organization. As part of Hack day, we were given one day to work on our hobby project and demonstrate it to everyone.

I took that opportunity to learn more about Microsoft Bot Framework and demonstrate its capability. 6 hours later, I was ready with a prototype of a chat Bot which answered FAQs on the company website (in the development environment of course :)). Additionally, the chat bot was also integrated with a Facebook page and Skype Messenger. The bot was hosted on Microsoft Azure and interestingly I did not write a single line of code to get it working.

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