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Telemetry SDK 4.2 Released

Azure has announced the release of Bot Framework SDK version 4.2 to enhance monitoring, telemetry, and analytics capabilities of the SDK.

Recently, the Azure team has announced the release of Bot Framework SDK version 4.2. The new version focuses on enhancing monitoring, telemetry, and analytics capabilities of the SDK.
 
The team says they have further enhanced the built-in integration of Bot Framework with Microsoft Azure Application Insights. In the new release, they have streamlined the integration and default telemetry emitted from the SDK, which includes waterfall dialog instrumentation, docs, examples for querying data, and a PowerBI dashboard.
  
With SDK 4.2, Bot Framework can use the App Insights telemetry to provide information about how your bot is performing and track the key metrics. This will help you identify slow responses and further optimize your bot performance. The new release also features the instrumentation of SDK to emit traces for the dialog stack in the SDK, primarily the waterfall dialog.
 
Telemetry SDK 4.2 Released 
Source: azure.microsoft 
 
According to the company, the SDK and integration with App Insights offers you many new capabilities, such as:
  • "Complete activity tracing including all dependencies.
  • LUIS telemetry, including non-functional such as latency, error rate, and functions such as intent distribution, intent sentiment, and more.
  • QnA telemetry including non-functional such as latency, error rate, and functional such QnA score and relevance.
  • Word Cloud, common and utterances showing for top most used words and phrases – this can help in case you missed some intents or QnA.
  • Conversation length expressed in term of time and step-count.
  • Come up with your own reports using custom queries.
  • Custom logging to your bot."
To know more, you can read the official blog post here.