Build your own Bot - Get Started with these Resources!

You can build and connect intelligent bots to interact with your users naturally wherever they are with Microsoft Bot Framework — from your website or app to text/SMS, Skype, Slack, Facebook Messenger, Office 365 mail, Microsoft Teams and other cool services.

Here's a short overview of what you need to know to get started:

Microsoft Bot Framework Overview


I put together a list of links I found very useful to get started with developing your very own bot.

Also, there are a couple of great resources in the Cognitive Services context that are useful working with bots:

I'd like to say a special Thank You to my fellow colleagues Christopher Harrison (@GeekTrainer) and Ryan Volum for putting together the following online course in the Microsoft Virtual Academy:

Getting Started with Bots

This course is a great way to start off with creating your first bot — and it's fun to watch, too :)


Technical Evangelist at Microsoft

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