• Writing a Recognizer

    Last month, we announced new number recognizers for LUIS and that we were releasing them open source. In this article, we’ll go over the structure and core concepts of the Recognizers-Text library so that you can build your own! NOTE: We’ll be using the English Number Recognizer to show you...
  • Bot Framework presentations at Build 2017

    In case you weren’t able to attend this year’s Microsoft Build conference, we’ve put together a list of all of the Bot Framework presentations from Microsoft Build 2017 here in this post. We’re deeply proud of all of the new features and changes we’ve made to the Bot Framework, and...
  • Microsoft LUIS with Botkit Studio

    The Howdy team has released a new version of the Botkit Studio which provides seemless integration with Microsoft LUIS to make it easier for Bot developers to fully utilize the power of conversational AI via language understanding. Check out the official announcement. Providing a focused subset of LUIS’s features, the...
  • Bot Framework at Microsoft Build 2017

    New Channels, New Docs, New Ways to Make Great Bots Today, Microsoft is announcing numerous updates to the Bot Framework designed to help developers make great conversationalists. 1 New Channels Three new channels are available today, increasing your bot’s reach to even more of the Microsoft audience, as well as...
  • Bing Location Control v2 for Bot Framework

    Since the release of Bing Location Control for Bot Framework back in December 2016, we’ve been working continuously on adding on improvements and new features. We’ve since released location control v2.0.0 both npm and nuget modules for NodeJS and C# bot development respectively.   New features of Location Control v2...
  • New Date Entities in LUIS

    New date time entities in LUIS Previously we announced new number recognition in LUIS, but this was just the beginning! There are many more features coming to LUIS and the Bot Framework, of which today we are excited to announce that LUIS now has new pre-built date time entities which...
  • Upgrade your Bot Builder SDK to v3.5 or greater by July 31, 2017

    All Bot applications using the Microsoft Bot Builder SDK must be upgraded to Bot Builder SDK v3.5 and greater. This applies for both C# and NodeJS Bots. All bots using any SDK below v3.5 will stop being supported by this date. For those currently using the botbuilder SDK, simply upgrade...
  • Saving Bot Activities in Azure SQL Database

    In this article we’ll provide a walkthrough of how to create a Bot using the C# Bot Builder SDK and store message activity to an Azure SQL server using the Entity Framework. Prerequisites: Free Azure Trial account Visual Studio 2017 or 2015 Community (update all extensions) Visual Studio Bot Application...
  • 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...

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