New Bot Connector support for ASP.NET Core 2.0 and 1.1

We’ve released two new nuget packages for the Microsoft Bot Connector to support .NET Core 2.0: Microsoft.Bot.Connector.AspNetCore. Microsoft.Bot.Connector.AspNetCore. The above packages each target ASPNetCore 1.x and ASPNetCore 2.x respectively, and provision authentication for your bot. They must also use Microsoft.Bot.Connector. or higher. ASP.NET core 1.1 – install AspNetCore and use the following JSON schema in appsettings.json – { “Logging”:….

QnA maker for Node.js bots

QnA Maker is currently one of the most popular  cognitive services our customers are enthusiastic about using. Back in August we published a blog post describing how to  create card attachments for answers returned from QnA maker for .NET. In this post, we’ll be describing how to do the exact same thing for bots built with the Bot Builder SDK for….

Dialog management with QnA, LUIS, and Scorables

Figuring out how to manage your bot’s conversational flow is one of the most challenging aspects to bot development, and also related to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive from the community. In this article we’ll discuss different ways to manage your bot dialog by leveraging two popular Microsoft cognitive services – QnA Maker and LUIS. The sample….

Optimizing latency with the Bot Framework

Responsiveness in a conversational bot is critical for a good user experience, as users want responses to be fast. With maximizing user satisfaction as a goal in mind, there are some basic operations which every bot must still do, such as getting an authorization token, and getting/setting conversation state. In this post we’d like to go over some ways to….