As any smart business person does for their investments, developers should diversify their skills and the types of work they do in order to provide themselves a broad base of work and experience.

One area that is growing very quickly is bots and bot services.

These informational tools use machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data sets to provide a specific service.

In bot demos at various events, Microsoft has shown these typically as customer service bots that assist customers book a hotel room, rental car, flight, and other activities.

Microsoft Azure's Bot Service, which is still in preview, make the creation of these types of bots a straight forward process.

The Azure Bot Service offers several tools to not only create but also manage these bot based services.

A fresh demo has shown up over on the Microsoft Mechanics YouTube Channel that provides a fresh look at using the Azure Bot Services an dit is one you should check out if interested in working within this service.

You can learn more about the Azure Bot Service and you can even experiment for free at the services portal.

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