Creating a phone number lookup bot using Microsoft Bot Framework and C#

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Bots are all the rage and at //BUILD 2016 Microsoft announced their Bot Framework. Let’s see how easy it is to build a bot using the SMS channel powered by Twilio. Our Tools Our bot should take a telephone number and reply with information about it using Twilio’s Lookup API. We’ll need: Visual Studio 2015 including the latest updates. We’ll be building this on Windows this time, but you shouldn’t… Read More

Twilio Monitoring Within Microsoft Power BI: Analyze and Visualize Data

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A few weeks back we announced Twilio Monitor  to give you detailed operational visibility into your Twilio account and Twilio-powered apps. This new level of transparency can help you build secure and compliant applications. Monitor logs errors and warnings, tracks usage against thresholds, and provides comprehensive event-logging and change-tracking for Twilio resources. All Monitor data can be consumed via an API within your app, and integrate… Read More

Send Driving Directions Using Bing Maps and Twilio MMS

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Recently my parents bought themselves a shiny new laptop. They got it home, sat it on their desk and realized that the only display port on the laptop was HDMI. This unfortunately would not work with their external monitor which only had VGA and DVI ports. As the resident family IT guy they called me. I could have ordered the adapter, but I figured going local… Read More

Microsoft's Imagine Cup: Student Developers FTW

Last weekend I was lucky enough be a judge for the US Finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup.  The Imagine Cup is a global competition that challenges students to use technology to solve the world’s toughest problems.  I am very passionate about getting more students and young people to learn how to code, so this competition is near and dear to my heart. The Imagine Cup is considered… Read More