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Azure Sidekick – An AI Assistant to Answer Questions About Your Azure Resources (Part III – Lessons Learned)

Best way to learn a new technology is by building something (regardless of how big or small it is) with it. This was my primary intent behind building Azure Sidekick. I had so much fun building this and learnt a lot of things along the way. Not only I learnt more about Microsoft Semantic Kernel … [Read more...]

Azure Sidekick – An AI Assistant to Answer Questions About Your Azure Resources (Part II – Prompt Patterns & More)

In my previous post about Azure Sidekick, I gave a general introduction about the tool and its capabilities. If you have not read that post so far, I would strongly encourage you to read that first. You can read that post here. In this post, I will talk about the general flow of the application, … [Read more...]

Azure Sidekick – An AI Assistant to Answer Questions About Your Azure Resources (Introduction)

I am pleased to present to you Azure Sidekick, an AI assistant that can answer questions about the resources running in your Azure Subscriptions. Unlike my other posts which are quite code heavy, in these series of posts about this tool, I will take you through the journey I undertook while … [Read more...]

Microsoft Semantic Kernel – Some Tips & Tricks To Get Prompt & Completion Tokens

In my previous post, I talked about how you can get rendered prompts. In this post, I am going to talk about ways to get prompt and completion tokens when using Microsoft Semantic Kernel. What are Tokens? Let's first begin with what tokens really are. In very simple terms, a token is the … [Read more...]

Microsoft Semantic Kernel – Some Tips & Tricks To Get Rendered Prompts

When you start building a new AI application, most likely you start with a very simple prompt where you write everything you need to do in that prompt only. However, as the application grows, you write more prompts and that's when you start templatizing your prompts by extracting things that are … [Read more...]

Using OpenAI Function Calling with Microsoft Semantic Kernel

In this post we are going to see how we can use OpenAI's Function Calling feature with Microsoft Semantic Kernel. Context To explain the concepts in this post, let's set the context. Let's say that you are building an AI application that helps users answer basic questions about Maths (e.g. … [Read more...]

Microsoft Semantic Kernel – An Overview

In this short post, we will talk about Semantic Kernel from Microsoft. We will talk about what exactly is Semantic Kernel and its key components. So, let's begin! What is Semantic Kernel? Simply put, Semantic Kernel is an open source SDK developed by Microsoft that helps you build AI apps. … [Read more...]