Dynamic SQL Application Performance and Cortana Skills Kit

Our monthly meeting will be held at HomeNet Automotive in Exton, PA on Wednesday, April 19 from 6:00-8:30. Refreshments are provided courtesy of Cox Automotive.

Why .NET Dynamic SQL request can cost an application performance

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Alex Grinberg

The session will go into details over most common misconceptions that .NET and DBAs developers make when submitting parameterized dynamic SQL from .NET application, creates new indexes, writes the stored procedures and T-SQL scripts. The session helps to prevent performance problems within SQL Server and write more efficient T-SQL code. The session is based on plenty of code samples.

Engage Cortana in Conversation using the Cortana Skills Kit

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 7:15 pm
Rick Wargo

With the Cortana Skills Kit in Public Preview, now is the time to start building your conversational AI Bots using LUIS, Microsoft Bot Framework, and Node.js or C#. Once you build your bot, you can deploy it to over a dozen channels, including Cortana, and engage 145 million users!

Bot building appears to be relatively straight-forward, until you begin to consider the multitudes of ways people express themselves. Using LUIS (Language Understanding Intelligent Service) along with the Microsoft Bot Framework opens your bot to a wider audience who won’t get frustrated by having to interact only in the method you prescribe. The Bot Framework also broadens your reach by allowing your Bot to converse over a variety of platforms including Cortana, Bing, Facebook Messenger, Slack, Twilio, Skype, and Web Chat, to name a few.

In this session, we will:
• build a simple bot in Node.js, LUIS.ai, and the Microsoft Bot Framework and deliver it in Azure

• add it to the Cortana, Skype, and Web Chat channels and interact with the bot on different platforms

• discuss intents, entities, and utterances that form the basis of creating intelligent bots