Azure AI Platform - Updates from Build 2018

Microsoft’s annual BUILD conference took again place from 7th - 9th May 2018 with a lot of new and awesome updates for the Azure AI platform. The following list should give you a short overview of all news and announcements: Bot Builder SDK v4 now in preview: Bot Builder SDK v4 .NET Bot Builder SDK v4 JavaScript Bot Builder SDK v4 Python Bot Builder SDK v4 Java Bot Framework Emulator v4 now in preview: Updates and Improvements “The new emulator includes features like an improved dynamic layout model, support for multiple bot configurations, simplified bot components management, and the ability to inspect responses from and deep link to connected services such as LUIS and QnA.

Build your very own Twitter QnA Bot

The idea of this solution has come to my mind a couple of months ago when doing a couple of conference sessions. During the sessions, I had some questions coming from the audience, which is a good thing for me, but somehow I noticed, that those a more or less general questions rather than deep technical ones. Therefore, I thought it would be helpful for me as well as for the audience to have a much simpler way of asking me questions during speaking engagements, but also whenever someone has a question which might be answered by me.

Migrate your Bot Framework or Azure Bot Service preview bot to Azure Bot Service the right way

Microsoft has GAed the Azure Bot Service a couple of weeks ago, which was a huge step forward for all of us who are doing bots and AI apps in the Microsoft ecosystem. With this step, Microsoft is also pushing one more area into the Azure portal which is bots. Remember, during the preview, you had to create your bot in the Bot Framework portal and add your channels and everything related to your bot in that specific portal.

Solving the problem of too much lines of code for a fresh Azure Functions Bot

Have you ever faced the issue of looking at more than 200.000 lines of code after creating a freshFunctions Bot via theAzure Portal? Well, I have unfortunately and I didn’t know where to put my code in this massive amount of NodeJS code. As a lightweight developer, I am not that familiar in reading someone else’s code so I didn’t want to spend hours in studying the code below in order to get an idea where to put my code into.

Boost your Modern Workplace with Microsoft's AI ecosystem - Part 1 - SharePoint Online Intranet Bot

The terms “Modern Workplace” or “Digital Workplace” is something every one of us have heard about in the last couple of months probably. It is some trend which should improve the workplace situation in order to digitally transform the way we work and make it more easier to communicate and collaborate with others. Therefore, the use of smart services can be beneficial when it comes to really transforming your workplace into a modern one. Cheatsheet

With the announcement of the GA status of the Language Understanding Intelligent Service a couple of weeks ago, I was thinking about how to easily enable people in using this awesome Cognitive Service. I was asked many times on how to easily use that service but I faced a lot of open questions and confusion. That’s why I decided to create a cheat sheet to illustrate the process of creating, training and publishing a LUIS model in order to use it within a Bot or other apps which should act intelligent and understand the human language.