Up and Running with Bot Framework – Pt 1 – Introduction

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This is a first of many videos that I will be publishing over the next few weeks on creating chatbots using the Bot Framework from Microsoft.

What is the Bot Framework?

The Microsoft Bot Framework is a powerful set of services, tools, and SDKs that provides a rich foundation or “framework” for developers to build and connect intelligent bots´╗┐

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Bot Framework vs Other Alternatives

I’ve had the opportunity to work with a few frameworks that help the creation of bots and conversations. What I enjoy about the Bot Framework is how, as a developer, one has full access to create any kind of bot they feel is relevant using whatever strategy makes most sense.

The framework hosts a number of tools and services to simplify the development of bots. Included in these services is the ability to create one bot service which is then accessible using many different channels including but not limited to Skype, Slack, Embedded Web Chat, MS Teams, Facebook, etc.

One can even go so far as to create their own chat client and interface with the Bot Framework using direct APIs…which is how Agilite’s Ocera Dashboard was designed.

Video Introduction

The below 3 minute video provides an introduction to this series along with what to expect, what tech will be used, and finally what this series aims to achieve in the end.

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