- Published 10/9/2017
- 1st Edition
- Online video 978-0-13-483591-4
5+ Hours of Video Instruction
Learn how to build conversational user interfaces with the Microsoft Bot Framework
Reflecting the next radical revolution in human-computer interaction, this Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework video will help you leverage advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing to empower new and existing applications with stunningly intuitive conversational interfaces.
Long-time Microsoft MVP Joe Mayo begins with high-level explanations of what Microsoft Bot Framework is, what you can do with it, and why it matters so much. Next, he presents the foundational knowledge you need to start creating real bots and conversational user interfaces (CUIs). Step by step, you'll learn how to build message dialogs, manage conversations, implement dialogs, incorporate powerful natural language processing with Microsoft's advanced Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS), add GUI elements to a chatbot, and finally publish your chatbot. Mayo also offers detailed guidance on deploying your customized bots to key platforms such as Skype.
Throughout, Mayo's practical examples combine code with clear explanations of when and why you would perform each task. From start to finish, Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework is relentlessly practical, helping you translate the advanced "magic" of intelligent bots into real solutions right now.
About the Instructor
Joe Mayo is an author and independent software consultant, specializing in Microsoft technologies. Joe has written 7 books, many magazine articles, and taught numerous online and in-person courses. His experience spans multiple technologies for desktop, cloud, and device. He is also author of the LINQ to Twitter open source project. Joe is a long-time MVP with several years of awards. Joe lives in Las Vegas, NV, and tweets (as @JoeMayo) about chatbots on Twitter. He is currently writing a book "Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework” for Microsoft Press.
Learn How To
Get started with the Microsoft Bot Framework
Create a new project and test with the Bot Framework Emulator
Build dialogs and customize FormFlow
Handle dynamic conversations
Use natural language processing
Create and improve LUIS models
Add speech; animation, audio, and video cards; and location controls to a chatbot
Publish chatbots to Skype, web pages, and more
Who Should Watch This Video
These video lessons are for programmers and Microsoft .NET developers who want to reach customers and users with a conversational user interface through messaging apps like Facebook Messenger and Skype.
Understand how to code with the C# programming language
Some knowledge of ASP.NET and Web API is useful, but not required
Some knowledge of Azure Web App Deployment is helpful, but not required
Table of Contents
Lesson 1: Getting started with the Microsoft Bot Framework
Lesson 2: Managing conversations
Lesson 3: Implementing dialogs and FormFlow
Lesson 4: Using natural language processing with LUIS
Lesson 5: Adding GUI elements to a chatbot
Lesson 6: Publishing bots