What is a skill manifest?
The Skill manifest enables Skills to be self-describing in that they communicate the name and description of a Skill, its authentication requirements if appropriate along with the discrete actions that it exposes.
This manifest provides all the metadata required for a calling Bot to know when to trigger invoking a skill and what actions it provides. The manifest is used by the Skill command-line tool to configure a Bot to make use of a Skill.
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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 customised by customers and/or partners. The full source code is provided on GitHub.
Azure Bot Service allows you to create all kinds of bots, from internal corporate bots that help complete specific transactions to public-facing bots in channels like Skype, Facebook Messenger, Slack and Microsoft Teams that represent your brand and help improve customer service. Bots can be infused with the breadth of Azure cognitive services to enable vision, speech, text analytics, sentiment analysis and others. When necessary, bots can pass the conversations to human agents.
Botskills command line tool allows you to automate the connection between the Virtual Assistant and your Skills, which includes the process of updating your dispatch models and create authentication connections where needed.
To set up Enterprise Notifications for a Virtual Assistant, please check out: https://microsoft.github.io/botframework-solutions/howto/samples/enterprisenotifications/
Bot Framework Virtual Assistant template enables you to build a conversational assistant tailored to your brand, personalised for your users and available across a broad range of clients and devices. This template greatly simplifies the creation of a new bot project by providing basic conversational intents, Dispatch, LUIS and QnA Maker integration, Skills and automated ARM deployment.