Can I build Cortana skills with the Bot Framework?

Yes, you can create a Cortana skill using the Bot Framework. It requires very little Cortana-specific knowledge and primarily consists of building a bot.

Azure Bot Service

Related questions and answers

  • Yes, bots support speech through a Direct Line Speech channel.

  • Learn more about migrating bots in .NET and JavaScript to the latest version of the Bot Framework SDK: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/bot-service/migration/migration-overview.

  • Azure services are pay-as-you-go: for example, per hour of compute or per a message sent. This way, you only pay for the resources you use and can cancel anytime.

  • QnA Maker helps you create a bot that conversationally answers questions covered in your documentation, like an FAQ page. Learn more about how QnA Maker works

  • For new conversational experiences, use Bot Framework SDK V4. Whereas customers found the dialog models in Bot Framework SDK V3 to be too rigid and constraining, Bot Framework SDK V4 is modular and extensible. It provides the foundation for bot templates and solution accelerators. If you already have Bot Framework SDK V3 bots in production, they’ll continue to work as-is for the foreseeable future. Learn more on the Bot Framework FAQ page