well, i went ahead and threw together another Alice chat bot. right now it's just a real thin wrapper of a chat SDK sitting on top of an AIML implementation. will use this as a test bed for messing with the other SDKs ... so expect downtime. if i come up with a good idea, then i'll definitely make a real entry. nothing useful about it, but kind of fun. her IM is AliceRobot@hotmail.com
took a quick glance at all 3 SDKs. can't say i'm terribly impressed with any of them. they vary significantly in ease of use and functionality provided. i'd really like some insight on why MSN doesn't provide their own SDK?