Microsoft introduces new Cortana Skills kit in preview

Along with the new Cortana Devices SDK, Microsoft today launched the new Cortana Skills kit in a preview. Cortana’s Skills kit will allow developers to integrate their services directly into Cortana. Cortana Skills works with Microsoft’s Bot Framework to allow developers to bring their bots into Cortana:

  • Leverage bots created with the Microsoft Bot Framework and publish them to Cortana as a new skill
  • Integrate their web services as skills and re-purpose code from their existing Alexa skills to create Cortana skills
  • Connect users to skills when users ask, and proactively present skills to users in the appropriate context
  • Personalize their users’ experiences by leveraging Cortana’s understanding of users’ preferences and context, based on user permissions

If you are a developer, you can sign-up for Cortana Skills kit’s preview here.

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