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The Bot Framework Composer

SelectedTech Webinar 11

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The Bot Framework Composer

The Bot Framework Composer is a new tool from Microsoft helping developers in creating bots with the help of a graphical interface. Its goal is to allow multi-disciplinary teams to build bots and conversational experiences with the Microsoft Bot Framework. The tool is currently available in preview but we already showed it at our ESPC workshop and a couple of other events. The feedback was quite good so we thought it would be a good idea to introduce the tool to a broader audience as well. So…

Deploying the FAQ Plus app

SelectedTech Webinar 10

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1 minute read

Deploying the FAQ Plus app

In Episode 10 Stephan, Appie and Rick talk about the FAQ Plus App Template from Microsoft. According to the Git repository the bot template is about: “FAQ Plus bot is a friendly Q&A bot that brings a human in the loop when it is unable to help.” Bots are not always the perfect match for every question. This template is a blueprint on how to add a pre-configured expert to the conversation in cases where the bot fails to provide a meaningful response.

Building an Azure Static website

SelectedTech Webinar 9

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1 minute read

Building an Azure Static website

Episode 9 is all about using Hugo and Azure Static websites. Appie walks us through how he used Hugo for his blog and how we use it here for serving this website. Hugo is one of the most popular open-source static site generators. It’s written in Go (aka Golang) and developed by bep, spf13 and friends. We talk about how Hugo is used to build a static website on your local machine and how to test it during the content creation process. The source of the site is then committed to a Github…