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Azure Bot Service

Build a great conversationalist

Build, connect, deploy, and manage intelligent bots to interact naturally with your users on websites, apps, Cortana, Microsoft Teams, Skype, Slack, Facebook Messenger and more. Get started quickly with a complete bot-building environment. You will pay only for what you use.

Intelligent bot creation which scales on demand

Accelerated development

Azure Bot Service speeds up development by providing an integrated environment that is purpose-built for bot development with the Microsoft Bot Framework connectors and BotBuilder SDKs. Developers can get started in seconds with out-of-the-box templates for scenarios including basic, form, language understanding, question and answer, and proactive bots.

Give your bot intelligence with Cognitive Services

Give your bot some super powers. Go beyond a great conversationalist to a bot which can recognise a user in photos, moderate content, make smart recommendations, translate language and more. Cognitive Services enable your bot to see, hear and interpret in more human ways.

Engage your audience, wherever they are

Your users talk in many places, your bot should too. Azure Bot Service can be integrated across multiple channels to increase interactions and reach more customers using your website or app to email, GroupMe, Facebook Messenger, Kik, Skype, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Telegram, text/SMS, Twilio, Cortana, and Skype for Business.

Navitime

"With Microsoft Bot Framework, it took just one week to develop our chatbot and another month to launch it. We were able to shorten the development period by half of what was expected, resulting in an early launch of service."

Daisuke Kezuka: General Manager of Travel Business Navitime Japan

Explore Azure Bot Service scenarios

Commerce chatbot

상거래 챗봇Azure Bot Service와 Language Understanding 서비스를 함께 사용하면 개발자가 뱅킹, 여행, 엔터테인먼트 등의 다양한 시나리오를 위한 대화형 인터페이스를 만들 수 있습니다. 예를 들어 호텔 컨시어지는 봇을 사용하여 Azure Active Directory를 통해 고객의 유효성을 검사하고 Cognitive Services를 통해 더 상황에 맞게 텍스트와 음성으로 고객 요청을 처리함으로써 기존 메일 및 전화 상호 작용을 향상할 수 있습니다. 음성 인식 서비스를 추가하여 음성 명령을 지원할 수 있습니다.1237456
  1. Overview
  2. Flow

Together, the Azure Bot Service and Language Understanding service enable developers to create conversational interfaces for various scenarios like banking, travel and entertainment. For example, a hotel’s concierge can use a bot to enhance traditional e-mail and phone call interactions by validating a customer via Azure Active Directory and using Cognitive Services to better contextually process customer requests using text and voice. The Speech recognition service can be added to support voice commands.

  1. 1 Customer uses your mobile app
  2. 2 Using Azure AD B2C, the user authenticates
  3. 3 Using the custom Application Bot, user requests information
  4. 4 Cognitive Services helps process the natural language request
  5. 5 Response is reviewed by customer who can refine the question using natural conversation
  6. 6 Once the user is happy with the results, the Application Bot updates the customer’s reservation
  7. 7 Application insights gathers runtime telemetry to help development with Bot performance and usage

It’s amazing, once development started, how quickly the whole thing came together… We didn’t need to build any special functionality to connect the bot to our product catalog and stock data—we just used existing feeds.

Antonia Colin-Jones, Strategic Partnership Program Manager, Dixons Carphone

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Information Chatbot

정보 챗봇이 정보 봇은 Cognitive Services QnA Maker를 사용하여 정보 집합이나 FAQ에 정의된 질문에 답변하고 Azure Search를 사용하여 더 많은 주관식 질문에 답변할 수 있습니다.AzureActive DirectoryAzureBot ServiceLanguageUnderstandingCustomer mobileConsume, PC, MobileCloud15AzureApp ServiceAzureApp Insights2StructuredAzure Search7634QnA MakerApplication bot
  1. Overview
  2. Flow

This Informational Bot can answer questions defined in a knowledge set or FAQ using Cognitive Services QnA Maker and answer more open-ended questions using Azure Search.

  1. 1 Employee starts the Application Bot
  2. 2 Azure Active Directory validates the employee’s identity
  3. 3 The employee can ask the bot what type of queries are supported
  4. 4 Cognitive Services returns a FAQ built with the QnA Maker
  5. 5 The employee defines a valid query
  6. 6 The Bot submits the query to Azure Search which returns information about the application data
  7. 7 Application insights gathers runtime telemetry to help development with Bot performance and usage

Conversation as a platform is the future, so it’s great that we’re already offering it to our customers using the Bot Framework and Azure.

Katie Duffy, Application Architect, UPS

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Enterprise Productivity Chatbot

Enterprise Productivity ChatbotAzure Bot Service can be easily combined with Language Understanding to build powerful enterprise productivity bots, allowing organizations to streamline common work activities by integrating external systems, such as Office 365 calendar, customer cases stored in Dynamics CRM and much more.AzureActive DirectoryAzureBot ServiceQnA MakerLanguageUnderstandingCustomer mobileConsume, PC, MobileCloud15GraphOffice 365Dynamics CRMSpeech APIAzureApp ServiceAzureApp Insights2364
  1. Overview
  2. Flow

Azure Bot Service can be easily combined with Language Understanding to build powerful enterprise productivity bots, allowing organizations to streamline common work activities by integrating external systems, such as Office 365 calendar, customer cases stored in Dynamics CRM and much more.

  1. 1 Employee access Enterprise Productivity Bot
  2. 2 Azure Active Directory validates the employee’s identity
  3. 3 The Bot is able to query the employee’s Office 365 calendar via the Azure Graph
  4. 4 Using data gathered from the calendar, the Bot access case information in Dynamics CRM
  5. 5 Information is returned to the employee who can filter down the data without leaving the Bot
  6. 6 Application insights gathers runtime telemetry to help the development with Bot performance and usage

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