Build a Microsoft Bot for Skype

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Published January 2017

You botter believe it, Microsoft are aiming for the Skypes

The Microsoft Bot Framework (MBF) and the Cognitive Services APIs allow you to create powerful bots for multiple platforms in a simple way.

Using Node.js, you’ll learn how to create a Skype bot that will provide movie recommendations using the most important features of this framework. Each episode of the series will add functionality to the bot and show you different tools and techniques to take your bot development to the next level.

We’ll show you how to register our bot with the Microsoft Bot Framework (MBF), and then add it to Skype. We’ll integrate Natural Language Processing (NLP) to our bot by using both LUIS, an AI used to understand language, and the Text Analytics API for sentiment analysis. Topping it off with some card formatting and using ngrok and the Bot Framework Emulator, to test our bot. All within 6 videos!

To make the most of this short course, you should have a good understanding of JavaScript and have used Node.js. Once you’ve completed this, you may be interested in Introducing TypeScript, a JavaScript compiler that gaining traction in the JavaScript world, especially as it works hand in hand with Angular.

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What you'll learn

  • How to build a bot with the Microsoft Bot Framework Node.js SDK
  • How to use Microsoft Cognitive Services
  • How to test your bot
  • Closed captions available
Meet your instructor
Esteban Herrera

Esteban Herrera has more than twelve years of experience in the software development industry, working in many roles and projects. He has certainly found his passion in programming with Java and JavaScript. Nowadays, he spends all of his time learning new things, writing articles and books, teaching programming, and spending time with his kids.

Lesson 1: Microsoft Bots and Skype
Getting Started with the Microsoft Bot Framework 14:30
Testing Skype Bots 7:20
Natural Language Processing with LUIS 15:06
Microsoft Cognitive Services and the Text Analytics API 7:59
Formatting Messages with Cards 8:33
Azure Bot Service 10:24

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