Release 1.0 (GA)

Summary

This document describes the new features available in the 1.0 GA release version of the Virtual Assistant across the following categories:

  • Virtual Assistant and Skills

Virtual Assistant and Skills

Current State of Feedback

The Feedback Middleware approach has been deprecated since the 0.8 release of Microsoft.Bot.Solutions. With the 1.0 release we have implemented a temporary feedback mechanism which is outlined here. We will have an incremental release in the near future with a more robust feedback implementation that will be a part of the Microsoft.Bot.Solutions library. As of now the Microsoft.Bot.Solutions library still contains the middleware solution but it is marked as deprecated and it will not work as desired due to the waterfall flow of the VA since the 0.8 release.

Language Generation

With the 1.0 GA release, we are now utilizing Language Generation 4.9.1 GA. As part of this, there are some breaking changes to LG syntax which may require you to update your .lg files to adhere to new syntax.

For full details regarding these breaking changes, please refer to the Language Generation 4.8 Preview breaking changes.

Single Sign-On for Skills

In the previous 0.8-beta release, we added documentation covering how to enable single sign-on for Skills. In the 1.0 GA release, these changes are officially included.

For instructions on enabling single sign-on for Skills, refer to the instructions located here: Enable SSO with Skills using OAuthCredentials setting.