Conversations as a Service

Not long ago, I wrote an article about using data and the Bot Framework to manage a conversation.  The driving idea behind that article was about using a graphical editor to make changes to a conversation without requiring any additional coding.  The more I thought about that idea, I wondered if it could be extended […]

Using data to build a Bot

Over the past weeks, I’ve spent quite a bit of time exploring the new Microsoft Bot Framework.  During that exploration, what becomes clear immediately is that the resulting application is somewhat rigid (like most applications).  The conversation of the bot is coded directly into the bot, which means that a change to the conversation requires […]

Bot framework bot resets on response

Recently I spent some time out in Redmond with some folks and we discussed Microsoft’s new Bot Framework quite a bit.  At the time, I had already started to explore the framework, but certainly didn’t (and still don’t) know enough.  I’ve been exploring it further every day since.  To that end, I’ve been working on […]