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

  • 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.

    Learn more: https://microsoft.github.io/botframework-solutions/reference/skills/botskills/

  • To set up Enterprise Notifications for a Virtual Assistant, please check out: https://microsoft.github.io/botframework-solutions/howto/samples/enterprisenotifications/

  • 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.

  • 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.