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Cortana Skills Kit

The Cortana Skills Kit is a suite of tools that helps you build custom, intelligent, personalized experiences for your users by empowering Cortana with new capabilities (or skills).

Note: Cortana Skills Kit is currently in public preview.

Cortana skills can be built using the Microsoft Bot Service. The framework enables you to build conversational experiences that support different types of interactions with users. You can design freeform or guided interactions using simple text strings, speech or use complex rich cards that contain text, images, audio and action buttons.

Cortana Skills Kit also enables you to personalize skill experiences for your users by requesting for and leveraging contextual data like the user profile and location information.

You can add natural language understanding to your skill by using the Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS), which uses the power of machine learning to help extract meaning from natural language input. A LUIS app takes a user utterance and extracts intents and entities that correspond to activities in your skill.

You can add responsive UI to your skill on devices with screens using Adaptive Cards.

Also check out Question and Answer Maker that converts FAQs into bots in minutes via QNAMaker.

Samples

In this repository, you will find task-focused samples to help you build skills for Cortana. There are two areas; Consumer (third party) samples and Enterprise (Azure Active Directory) samples. Note: Enterprise skills tools and support are only offered to partners in Microsoft's Technology Adoption Program.

Consumer

CSharp

Task Description Action
Getting Started A basic Hello World skill. View Sample
OAuth V2 Demonstrate configuration of OAuth to get an Authorization token View Sample
OAuth & Graph Demonstrate OAuth to Graph connection to get information from Outlook contacts View Sample
V4Patches Diff files for key bot samples to speak with Cortana View Sample

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Task Description Action
OAuth V2 Demonstrate configuration of OAuth to get an Authorization token View Sample
OAuth & Graph Demonstrate OAuth to Graph connection to get information from Outlook contactss View Sample
V4Patches Diff files for key bot samples to speak with Cortana View Sample

Enterprise

This section is coming soon. Cortana Skills Kit for Enterprise is in the Technology Adoption program. Visit this link for more details.

Support

These resources provide additional information and support for developing Cortana Skills.

Support type Contact
this repository use the issues tab
Community support on StackOverflow StackOverflow
Community support on MSDN Social MSDN
Bot Builder SDK issues/suggestions BotBuilder GitHub

Contributing

This project welcomes contributions and suggestions. Most contributions require you to agree to a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) declaring that you have the right to, and actually do, grant us the rights to use your contribution. For details, visit https://cla.microsoft.com.

When you submit a pull request, a CLA-bot will automatically determine whether you need to provide a CLA and decorate the PR appropriately (e.g., label, comment). Simply follow the instructions provided by the bot. You will only need to do this once across all repos using our CLA.

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact opencode@microsoft.com with any additional questions or comments.

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