7/13/2020 - Richard's Way: Four Easy Steps To Create Complex SQL That Runs Fast

Recently I was faced with taking over the maintenance of a complex series of functions and stored procedures that produced student transcripts. What I found amazing was that the code had a massive amount of business rules that it needed to implement, yet it still ran incredibly fast. The creator of the code is my good friend Richard Waddell , and he took it for granted that the code would work so well. If I were faced with the same challenges he had, I doubt that I would have been able to succeed as well as he did. However, after studying his style and realizing that he basically follows 4 basic rules, I feel I can create any complex SQL that is easily maintainable and runs fast and efficiently.


5/23/2020 - Creating a Bot Using Power Virtual Agents

You can easily create a chat Bot for your website using Power Virtual Agents . The Power Virtual Agents is a web based application that allows you to create a Bot that interacts with your customers.   It allows your non technical Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to monitor the Bot using the built-in analytics , and to update and enhance the Bot using an online web interface . Getting Started To get started, go to:  https://powervirtualagents.mi

1/11/2020 - Using The Microsoft Bot Framework Composer

You can visually create Bots using the Microsoft Bot Framework Composer . The Microsoft Bot Framework Composer is a GitHub project that you download and run locally . Bots are created by defining intents … Intents can be mapped to dialogs that you can visually design . You can launch the the Bot Framework Emulator from the application. The emulator allows you to test and debug...


6/16/2019 - Using Azure QnA Maker (MS Bot Framework V4 Edition)

The Microsoft Bot Framework V4 allows you to create intelligent bots that interact naturally wherever your users are (text/SMS to Skype, Slack, Office 365 mail and other popular services). The Bot Builder V4 SDK offers new features and is extensible with a pluggable middleware model. In this article we will build on the example started in the following article: Creating a Hello World! Bot (MS Bot Framework V4) . In this article we will cover integrating the QnA Maker service...


6/16/2019 - Creating a Hello World! Bot (MS Bot Framework V4)

The Microsoft Bot Framework V4 allows you to create intelligent bots that interact naturally wherever your users are (text/SMS to Skype, Slack, Office 365 mail and other popular services). The Bot Builder V4 SDK offers new features and is extensible with a pluggable middleware model. In this article we will create a simple Hello World! Bot and deploy it. Tutorial Series Other articles in this series: Using Dialogs (MS Bot Framework V4 Edition) Using LUIS...





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