Developing Chat Bots using Microsoft BOT framework

We built a chat bot for our customer that allows web site visitors to ask questions related to quality standards for hospitals and medical clinics. The chat bot would respond with answers or ask additional questions. If an answer could not be found, the chat bot asks the user to enter contact information and routes the transcript of the conversation to an internal rep who can follow up with answers to the customer questions. Click here to download the PDF document.

Next version of BizTalk Server for Windows Server 2019 announced!

Microsoft’s Jon Fancey BizTalk Server vNext announced on Windows 2019 work has begun on the next version called BizTalk Server “vNext” which will include support for upgrades from BizTalk Server 2013 R2 and BizTalk Server 2016. This is welcome news for our customers that have invested in building their mission critical transactional systems on BizTalk Server as we now have a clear understanding of Microsoft’s road map for BizTalk Server on the Windows Platform. Expect to hear more news on BizTalk and the value it can bring to organizations trying to connect their different applications, whether they’re on premises or in the Cloud.

Using Azure Cognitive Services to do sentiment analysis of your brand in social media.

Great turnout of fifty attendees at the Global Azure Boot Camp in Chicago on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017! Jaidev did a presentation and demo on using Azure Logic Apps, Functions, and Cognitive Services to do sentiment analysis of your brand in social media. For example, during marketing campaigns, you can measure and monitor your marketing campaigns to see how well they are performing by using sentiment analysis on Twitter Tweets. In addition to dashboards displaying sentiment, you can route negative feedback to an internal channel used by your company employees so that they can review and take some action on the negative Tweets. Deck and hands on lab to build the demo can be found here.