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from Josh Rickard

Connect Your Bot to Slack

2018-08-10 azure slack Josh Rickard
In my previous two posts we created a knowledge base of questions and answers using QnAMaker and we created our Web App Bot in the Azure Portal. Now that we have a bot created and it is responding as we intended, we can interact with our bot directly through our web browser (or embed it into a website) or we can integrate into our Slack workspace. Please make sure you have a Slack workspace created and you have access to create a Slack application. Continue reading

Create a Web App Bot Using Azure Bot Services

2018-08-10 azure Josh Rickard
In my last post, we create a QnA Maker knowledge base that our Azure Web App Bot will use as it’s repository of questions & answers. Now, we are going to create our bot using Azure’s Bot Services. First thing is that we should go ahead and log into the Azure Portal. In the top left-hand corner click the Create a resource button. You will then need to Search the marketplace in the New blade for Web App Bot. Continue reading

Using Qnamaker to Create Chatbot

2018-08-10 azure Josh Rickard
The first thing we need to do is login to QnAMaker. QnA Maker is a Microsoft service that allows you to easily generate a bot using either existing documentation for a product (or service) or you can create your own questions and answers – hence the name QnA Maker. Login to QnAMaker and navigate to the Create a knowledge base tab. You will need to walkthrough 5 steps to create your knowledge base. Continue reading

Create a Question and Answer Chatbot for Slack in Azure

2018-08-10 azure Josh Rickard
Chatbots are all the rage right now, and they have proven to be extremely useful for organizations around the globe. You can have simple bots that take lunch orders or tell you the weather in your location. You can also bots tht act as part of an advanced distributed security alerting system. Whatever the reason, bots are not going anywhere anytime soon. To create our chatbot we are going to use a few different services. Continue reading