• 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...
  • 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...

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