Azure Bot Service

Azure Bot Service enables rapid intelligent bot development powered by the Microsoft Bot Framework, run in a serverless environment on Azure. Build, connect, deploy and manage intelligent bots that interact naturally wherever your users are talking – from your app or website to text/sms to Skype, Slack, Teams, Facebook Messenger, Kik, Office 365 mail and other popular services. Allow your bots to scale based on-demand and you pay only for the resources you consume.

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  1. Chatbot send email

    I've digitize a word document form by creating a chatbot on Azure Bot framework. I'm stuck now.

    How do I get it to package all the responses from the user into a document and send the document to my email?

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    • Email responses

      would like the responses to be packaged into a form and emailed to me

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      • Seamless Integration with Azure Active Directory

        Say for example that I create an Azure App Service secured with AAD and then in Teams I access it via a Website tab, I am automatically authenticated as I have already logged into Teams.

        Please allow the same to happen for Chat Bots in Teams, Skype for Business, intranet web pages, etc.

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        • nuget

          It would be nice if we can use NuGet with solutions of Azure Bot Service downloaded from portal in the same manner as Azure Functions project.

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          • Enable implementing AAD Authentication on Azure Bot service based bots

            It seems almost impossible to authenticate a bot built on Bot Service using AAD (or any other form) of authentication as it is based on Azure functions. Bot Framework uses web api to implement controllers to handle callbacks which is crucial while trying to implement oAuth based authentication. This reduces Bot Service to only non Enterprise type of bots since no enterprise would be interested in making any serious bot without at least AAD authentication.
            Provide a way to enable this basic feature or if it is already possible guide us by showing at least one example of how this…

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            • Allow user to configure node.js version

              Currently Azure Function is locked to node.js v6.5. We would like to see user configurable node.js version as in Azure Apps. According to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-reference-node#node-version-and-package-management, this is under consideration, but we hope the progress can be accelerated

              This request also relates to previous requesting Bot Service support async/await.

              2 votes
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              • Enable hooks into Insights for custom events

                Creating a bot service, and need to have custom events entered into App Insights. I can do this currently from the webchat client, but to cover all input channels, it would be nice to have the ability to add these hooks into the server side. Currently, there is no way to do this.

                1 vote
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                • Support async/await (node > 7.6)

                  Currently even set WEBSITE_NODE_DEFAULT_VERSION=7.7.4 in application settings, it still doesn't recognize async/await keywords. Kudu doesn't recognize these either

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                  • Allow option for Node.js bots to run Bot Service on Linux

                    As a Node.js bot developer, I would like to deploy my Bot Framework apps to Bot Service on Linux.

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                    • Can't create bot from "Question and Answer" template (dialog disappears)

                      When clicking the "Create bot" button the QnA maker dialog appears briefly, then disappears from the screen, preventing creation of my bot from that template.

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                      • Allow the creation of LUIS pt-br apps

                        I can create Brazilian Portuguese APPs with LUIS using the luis.ai portal, but I can't create an Azure Bot Service with an empty LUIS application in Brazilian Portuguese...

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                        • Allow addition of a Created Bot

                          I created a bot and want to publish it to Azure. When I go through the process I get "This msa app id is already in use". I am able to create a brand new bot but please allow publishing of existing bots

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                          • Ability to restrict user access to a bot or grant access based on Authentication

                            Ability to restrict user access to a bot. - Authentication to use bots and / or ability to create private bots (I.e. Bot in teams only for a company’s internal use).

                            6 votes
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                              • App insights created in the wrong location

                                As attached, when creating a bot service in a location that does support App Insights, it still creates it in a different location.

                                3 votes
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                                • Whatsapp Channel

                                  Add Whatsapp as a Channel

                                  18 votes
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                                  • Skype for Business connector

                                    For any serious enterprise use, we need an integration with Microsoft Skype for Business. Please add the necessary connector ASAP!

                                    23 votes
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                                    • Logging issues with bot service

                                      I have issues on the deployment,
                                      And i'm trying to read the logs.

                                      Every time i'm trying to enable any kind of log under "diagnostics logs" i get "Failed to update web app logs settings for ***. There was an error processing your request. Please try again in a few moments"

                                      I waited a day and it does not work.

                                      13 votes
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                                      • "An internal error occurred at the server."

                                        When I try to create a bot via Azure Bot Service I get "An internal error occurred at the server." If I retry I get "This MSA App ID is already in use.". Is this expected or am I doing something wrong?

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Add Examples tab to https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/bot-service/

                                          One of the very first things I'd love to see here is the example usages in a new tab because simple examples is one of the most simple ways to explain how a framework works and what it offers to me.

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