In today's market, companies are racing to find the next big channel to reach customers. Chatbots offer a new and exciting way to interact with people, brands, or services in order to streamline existing processes. Up until now there has been no real centralized framework that allowed the easy creation of bots. This course, Getting Started with Building Bots with Microsoft's Bot Framework, introduces you to the new Microsoft Bot Framework which is intended to fill that role. First, you'll learn some basic concepts of bots and what they can offer. Next, you'll explore maintaining conversations state with dialogs and learn how to reduce effort by getting feedback through FormFlow. Finally, you'll wrap up the course by learning about how to deploy your bot through channels. By the end of this course, you'll know how to start building a basic bot, how to enhance it with some of the more advanced features and finally, how to put it out on one or multiple channels.