Microsoft Azure Bot Service is a fully managed service that gives developers an integrated environment to build, test, manage, connect and deploy basic to advanced intelligent, enterprise-grade bots. This service leverages the Bot Framework SDK
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How can I start building Bots?
What do I need to start using Azure Bot Service?
In order to use Azure Bot Service you need to have an Microsoft Azure account.
Natural Language Processing : This enables the bot to understand natural language, understand spelling errors and also recognizes the user’s intent .
Knowledge Base: You can easily add a knowledge base to the bot with answers to the questions users ask and this will make conversations natural with a more human like approach.
Easily Manage Multiple Models.
Enrich user experience with graphics, menus , cards etc.,
What are the ways to test my bot?
1.Test your bot locally with Emulator.
2.Test through Web. Reach your bot easily through a web chat interface once it has been configured through Azure Portal.
3.Unit Test with Bot Framework SDK
Can I publish my bot to my own web service?
Yes, you can publish your bot either to Azure or to your own web service.
Can I connect my bot to Facebook, Skype etc?
Yes, you can easily connect your bot to popular channels like Facebook, Messenger, Kik, Skype, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Telegram, text/SMS, Twilio, Cortana etc.
What is the pricing of Azure Bot Service?
Like any Cloud service there is no upfront fees or no termination fees. You pay only for what you use. Here’s the Microsoft Azure Bot Service pricing page.