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Azure BOTs – getting extra access tokens

In this post, Premier Dev Consultant Marius Rochon show us how to obtain extra access tokens using OAuth2 Extension flow (on-behalf-of flow). The following describes an approach for getting access tokens to more than one resource, without re-displaying the sign in dialog (using the V2 Azure AD endpoint). In a nutshell, the procedure...

Using AI and Bots as an underpinning for modern UI

In this post, Consultant/App. Dev. Manager Timothy Baillis explains how AI and Bots can improve modern UI designs.It has been said that every great developer is inherently lazy- or at least inspired by boring or repetitive tasks. The idea that you can code a program to automate a task or overcome an obstacle is a powerful incentive to create. ...

Accessing a .NET Bot’s State via Dependency Injection

The .NET BotBuilder SDK has deprecated the StateClient class, leaving some to wonder how they should access their bot’s state. Premier Developer Consultant Ben Williams shares an example of using dependency injection in your BotFramework projects.When using the .NET BotBuilder SDK’s dialog system, you can access the bot state using the ...

Self-Hosting a Bot in Service Fabric with Katana

Read on to learn how to use the Katana-based OWIN stack within Service Fabric. In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Megan Meyer walks through how to host the Bot Builder SDK Echo Bot in Service Fabric. I recently participated in a small hackathon with some Microsoft ninjas where we were presented with the problem, How do you host a ...

Experiments with HoloLens, Bot Framework, LUIS and Speech Recognition

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Davide Zordan, walks us through a POC using HoloLens, Bot Framework, LUIS and Speech Recognition. Recently I had the opportunity to use a HoloLens device for some personal training and building some simple demos. One of the scenarios that I find very intriguing is the possibility ...

Bots on Azure – Not as Complex as it Sounds

This post is provided by Dan Simmons, a Technical Delivery Manager within our team here at Premier Support for Developers. I was having a discussion with a colleague about how customers will help you better understand them.  I had asked if they had thought about putting a bot on their webpage to help them with this and she said they had ...

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