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Bot Framework Updates

Published date: May 11, 2017

We're pleased to announce updates to the Bot Framework that will provide developers with more tools and streamlined integration to other services for developing bots.


  • Cortana integration and speech support will provide a Cortana Channel and a Cortana development experience, allowing developers to trigger, create, and publish a skill to Cortana.
  • Bing Bots—authored using the Bot Framework and connected via the Bing Channel. Bot developers will be able to publish their bots to Bing where they will show up in the Bing Bots Rich Answer, and users may chat with the Bot on
  • Adaptive Cards will allow developers an easier way to compose cards. An Adaptive Card is made of composable visual building blocks described in JSON that automatically adapt to the host's UX, theme, and modality.

Read about these and many more updates to the Bot Framework.

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