Creating your first bot with the Microsoft Bot Framework – Part 2 – publishing and chatting through Skype

In the previous post of this 2 part tutorial, I demonstrated how you could build a bot using the Bot Framework and the included Bot Application template.  I also went through testing the bot locally using the Bot Framework Channel Emulator.  So, if you haven’t already got a bot working locally ready to publish then check out Creating your first bot with the Microsoft Bot Framework – Part 2 – build and test locally.

In this post I am going to show you how you can register your bot in the Bot Framework Portal, publish it to Azure and then talk with it through Skype. Very cool stuff. (more…)