What is the Bot Framework SDK and tools?

Microsoft Bot Framework provides the most comprehensive experience for delivering bots. It includes a set of open-source SDKs for building conversational experiences, the Bot Framework Emulator for locally testing and debugging your bot, and a set of command-line tools to help you create and manage your bot’s different services more efficiently.

Azure Bot Service

Related questions and answers

  • Any industry, business, or organization can benefit from the enhanced customer experience of a branded virtual assistant. Demand is notably large in the automotive, enterprise, and hospitality sectors.

  • The Bot Framework SDK provides an open architecture. You can build, connect, deploy, and manage intelligent bots to naturally interact with your users on a website, app, Cortana, Microsoft Teams, Skype, Slack, Facebook Messenger, and elsewhere.

  • Yes, aspects of each Virtual Assistant skill (Language Model, Dialogs, Integration Code, and Language Generation) can be customized by customers and/or partners. The full source code is provided on GitHub.

  • The maximum size of your knowledge base depends on the Azure Search SKU, which you select when creating your QnA Maker service.

  • QnA Maker extracts and maintains question-and-answer pairs. Language Understanding (LUIS) identifies intents and extracts entities. With Bot Framework SDK V4, additional tools help you route utterances between them, so you can easily combine both in a bot.

  • The Virtual Assistant solution accelerator helps businesses create a branded virtual assistant, personalized to their customers, available across multiple devices and apps. Visit the Virtual Assistant GitHub page for more information.