The Microsoft Bot Framework communities on Github, StackOverflow, our MVPs, and others have been fantastic partners as we’ve matured from a hackathon project to the generally available (GA) Azure Bot Service.
It was feedback from these communities that led us to our latest Bot Framework tools and SDKs release; built from the ground up to integrate with a developer’s workflow and to be modular and extensible so that developers could extend the ecosystem in interesting ways.
Microsoft AI MVPs Gary Pretty and Michael Szul created a new community for bot builders focused on creating tools and extensions for the BotBuilder V4 SDKs. Don’t forget to check out integrating Text Analytics as sentiment detection middleware and Fuzzy Matching Recognizer they have built.
A BIG thank you to both for their efforts! It’s great to see the developer community creating new ways to extend and improve Bot developer’s productivity. We can’t wait to see what you all create together.
The Bot Framework Team