Can my bot work with Alexa?
You can find a list of currently supported channels here https://aka.ms/bfchannels. Bot Framework Team continuously evaluates the current and future channels portfolio.
Azure Bot Service
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To convert an existing V4 bot a skill, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/bot-service/skill-implement-skill?view=azure-bot-service-4.0&tabs=cs
To use the Virtual Assistant Android Client, please check out: https://microsoft.github.io/botframework-solutions/howto/samples/vaclient_android/
You can see the comprehensive feature set for the Virtual Assistant Android Client here: https://microsoft.github.io/botframework-solutions/reference/samples/vaclient_android/
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.
With Microsoft, you get powerful conversational AI and natural language understanding, open-source Bot Framework, enterprise-grade support, and complete ownership and control of your data.
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
Virtual Assistant is different from Cortana, Alexa, or Google Assistant because it lets you build a virtual assistant that embodies your brand personality. It also ensures ownership of all data resulting from customer interactions across a broad range of channels.