Do I need an Azure account to create a bot?

You can start developing your bot with Bot Framework SDK available at https://github.com/microsoft/botframework.

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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Azure Bot Service complies with ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO/IEC 27018:2014, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Business Associate Agreement (HIPAA BAA), Health Information Trust Alliance Common Security Framework (HITRUST), and SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3.