• Deploying Bot Framework To Azure On Linux

    Microsoft Bot Framework SDK for Node.js allows developers to build text and voice based chatbots and connect them to a variety of channels including Skype, MS Teams, Slack, Facebook, Telegram, SMS, email, and more. As a Node.js bot developer you may have asked yourself - “Can I deploy my bot...
  • New Number Recognizers in LUIS

    The LUIS Team has developed a new recognizer library that provides greater accuracy in identifying numerics, and also allows the developer to provide context to which those numerics refer to. Luis now incorporates a new library for number recognition in Microsoft.Recognizers.Text.Numbers, which implements a solution using Regular Expressions. Regular Expressions...
  • (Resolved) Azure Bot Service returning various access errors

    Summary of impact Last week customers reported a variety of Azure Bot Service issues such as: Internal Server Error dialog on bot load Inability to connect via FTP Inability to connect via Kudu Inability to setup continuous deployment Files disappeared from the bot editor Only customers who created a bot...
  • Luis Action Binding for Console Apps

    This article is part 3 for our series on Action Binding in LUIS. You can checkout either of the links below for a refresher, or skip ahead. Part One - Action Binding for Bots Part Two - Action Binding for Web Apps We recently announced that action binding from the...
  • Luis Action Binding for Web Apps

    In a previous post, we announced that action binding from the LUIS Service has been deprecated and must now be handled on the client side of an application, which allows you to have stricter control over conversational flow instead of relying on LUIS to do the work. In the first...
  • Implementing LUIS Action Binding on the Client

    In the earlier stages of LUIS, binding Intents to Actions was something that was automatically handled by the LUIS service behind the scenes. Because of this, developers could only influence action binding via the LUIS app portal. Action Binding has since been deprecated and removed from the LUIS.ai service, and...
  • Using custom channel data in bot messages

    One of the many benefits of the Microsoft Bot Framework is that it allows the creation of bots capable of running on a multitude of channels (Skype, Facebook Messenger, Slack, etc.). However, due to the subtle differences between these platforms, it is impractical for the framework to cover all possible...
  • New chatbot assists educators with quick and easy access to Office 365 training and teaching resources

    This is a guest post from Dr. Iris Yuster, Senior Business Development Manager, Microsoft Educator Community. The Microsoft Educator Community recently launched a new bot built with the Bot Framework to provide educators with a personal human-like assistant that can direct them quickly to relevant content. One of the key...
  • New Bot Framework features and updates

    It’s an exciting day at Bot Framework headquarters as we release our brand new Channel Inspector, a new Bot Framework Emulator, and a big batch of updates for our Direct Line and Web Chat channels! Channel Inspector If you develop on the Bot Framework platform, you may already know how...
  • Direct Line performance improvements

    Many of you know about the Direct Line API – it’s the easiest way to embed your bot in your own mobile app, webpage, or server-to-server application. Direct Line is also used within the Bot Framework Web Chat control, and we’ve got updates to share with you about both Direct...

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