Using Postman to call Azure REST APIs

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2017/2017-01-using-postman-to-call-azure-rest-apis.html I had a need to call an Azure REST API and thought I would document that here.  Here are the steps required: Get the Postman app Get your Bearer Token for authentication Configure Postman for calling the Azure Rest API Get the Postman app In…


Create and deploy an ASP.NET Core Web API to Azure Windows

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2017/2017-01-create-and-deploy-an-asp-net-core-web-api-to-azure-windows.html There are a number of things I want to accomplish with this and a few future articles: How to deploy an ASP.NET Core Web API to an Azure App Services Web App How to deploy an ASP.NET Core Web API to an Azure VM Check…


Best Practices for WordPress Security on Azure

This article was put together by Mangesh Sangapu and Yi Wang. Shout-out to Cory Fowler and Sunitha Muthukrishna for additional tips. WordPress Security is often an overlooked feature. Customers are quick to configure their site, but often forget to fine tune the security aspect. Here we have compiled steps that will help make your WordPress site…


Capture and Analyze Brain Waves using Azure, Part 2

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2016/2016-12-capture-and-analyze-brain-waves-using-azure-part-2.html I wrote this article for the December 2016 MSDN Magazine, it is part two of a two part series.  Part one was published last month, November 2016, and can be accessed here. Part one of the article covers: The configuration of Emotiv SDK The configuration…


1000 must have utterances for your chatbot using LUIS

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2016/2016-12-1000-must-have-utterances-for-your-chatbot-using-luis.html My #chatbot is intended only to be pleasant, not to be philosophical or answer complicated political or social questions.  As companies create #chatbot to serve a purpose, they should also maintain a level of fun and make sure the #chatbot has at least a limited…


MySQL In-App Configuration for PHP Content Management Systems

Read more about MySQL In-App here. Content Management Systems such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla contain the database credentials within a configuration file. If you decide to use MySQL In-App for development purposes, you will quickly realize that you need to modify these credentials to work with MySQL In-App. Below is a table containing the default…


Top 10 must have Phrase List Features for your chatbot or any bot LUIS

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2016/2016-12-top-10-must-have-phrase-list-features-for-your-chatbot-or-any-bot-luis.html If you haven’t already read my other posts on creating my #chatbot, then check them out: Create a Bot using an Azure App Service Bot Service Most common chatbot questions and how to answer them Publishing a chatbot using Bot Services and LUIS How I…


How my chatbot remained statefull using Azure Bot Services

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2016/2016-12-how-my-chatbot-remained-statefull-using-azure-bot-services.html One of the challenges I had, well maybe not a challenge, but it took some hours to think it through, with making my #chatbots #chatbot personality was coding in the ability to recall the last question, last #LUIS Intent or #LUIS Entity so that I…


C# Bot Builder Samples on GitHub

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2016/2016-12-c-bot-builder-samples-on-github.html A good way to get ideas and some coding best practice is to look at some examples, there are many of them using C# hosted on GitHub here. I wanted to walk through what they are so I can for myself find or discover some…


Publishing a chatbot using Bot Services and LUIS

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2016/2016-12-publishing-a-chatbot-using-bot-services-and-luis.html I wrote an article about how to build a #Bot using the Bot Service in Azure here and another article about how to answer the 10 most common #chatbot questions here.  These are questions that all #chatbots need to answer, that is a very short baseline…