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. Whatsapp Channel

    Add Whatsapp as a Channel

    66 votes
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    Per @sudip comment. WhatsApp needs to expose a public HTTP API endpoint to enable any future Azure Bot Service Channel integration.

    This item remains under review until the time WhatsApp provide public API

  2. Enable IVR bot through real phone number

    Bot Builder has added the capability a while ago to build IVR (voice call) bots using Skype. However, there is currently no feature to connect these bots to a regular phone# through the Skype Number or other facility. They always have to be reached through a Skype client. This is a request to make these bots reachable through a regular phone# (I don't mind if this feature comes at a consumption-based cost, as it would have considerable business value).

    28 votes
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  3. Please include Amazon Alexa as a channel

    Amazon provides an easy integration with its Alexa service, It can help saving time to Azure bot service developers if it was included as a channel.

    25 votes
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  4. Viber channel for bot service

    Viber has fully functional API for Chat. Please apply this in MBF

    18 votes
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  5. 11 votes
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    @srinivas, I assume you are looking to enable end users to sign in with their AAD accounts and have access to organizationally managed skills using Cortana? Or you are looking to build and maintain your bots with a Cortana account?

    We are working to improve Bot Framework integration across a wide variety of channels, including enhancing support for existing channels such as Cortana. Please review our docs for updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/bot-service/bot-service-manage-channels?view=azure-bot-service-4.0

    This topic is under review, and we will provide periodic updates.

  6. Twitter Connector

    Twitter connector to allow bot to post to respond to Twitter DMs.

    10 votes
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  7. Easy way to deploy MS Teams bot to users?

    Looking for an easy way to deploy MS Teams bot to users.

    Deploying a bot to an organization needs to be easy or users won't utilize it. Since MS Teams will become the new Skype, it make sense that companies will use it for bots. However, the store, links, and chat do not provide a fool proof solution yet.

    In this feature request, there could be a link or one could call the bot by name instead of an app id and it would load the bot to both the Teams client and the Teams web site in unison.

    7 votes
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  8. Integrate with LinkedIn

    Add LinkedIn channel for post and chats

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  9. Allow WebChat Customization

    It would be nice to have a way to configure the default WebChat's iFrame without having to rebuilt it from sources (change color, size, enable/disable button...)

    7 votes
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    As noted by @poy the WebChat control is open source project.
    You can rebuild that with repo below.
    github.com/Microsoft/BotFramework-WebChat

    With that said, we are reviewing the option to enhance the Web Chat control capabilities to allow developers to customize its looks and feel without forking it.

    This topic is under view.

  10. 7 votes
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  11. Improve Or Audit Your Azure Text Analytics Entity Data Or Risk Mainstream Media Humiliation

    I was testing your Azure Text Analytics Entity Preview today and entered a few phrases that came to mind. I'll spare you the embarrassment of posting this elsewhere, but I think it's safe to say that Donald Trump's official and primary title is NOT "President of Puerto Rico"!

    The Wikipedia souce3 cited doesn't say that either. Not sure how you arrived at that conclusion.

    Feel free to delete this suggestion once corrected.

    https://1drv.ms/i/s!AtjCUwNpBdO9gfoaBDJXEG2fy4uXYg

    3 votes
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  12. 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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    @Nils, the Bot Framework is Open Source, and you can deploy it on any backend infrastructure, including Linux based VMs. Azure offers the Azure Bot Service to host your bot applications. Behind the scenes, your bot applications run on Azure App Service Web Apps. While the Azure App Services supports Linux deployment, we have not made it easy to deploy your bot to a Linux based App Service. With that said, you can deploy your bot to App Service Linux base, and continue to manage it via Azure Bot Service.

  13. Add a Plivo channel

    Twilio is great but I have existing investment in Plivo which also has a first-class API. Please support Plivo as a messaging channel for SMS!

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