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Month: August 2021

Microsoft Bot Framework Part 2: Build a bot with Bot Framework SDK

The Microsoft Bot Framework is a flexible framework for building conversational bots. A bot can be written once and deployed to multiple channels including webchat, Microsoft Teams, Alexa and SMS. It supports text, speech and rich GUIs with images and controls.

In this three part series, I’ll register a ‘hello world’ bot application as an Azure Bot Resource and then look at how to customise my bot behaviours. Finally I’ll make it available to a chat widget on a web page, SMS and consume it from a Node.js application.

In the first part, we created an Azure Bot registration and connected to a demo bot application. In this part we’ll swap out the demo bot for one we’ve built using the Microsoft Bot Framework SDK.