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    Azure Stack is covered by the Standard, Pro Direct and Premier support plans.

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  • Azure for Students Starter is only available to students who meet the following requirements. You must confirm that you are aged 13 or older if you reside in the United States, or aged 16 or older if you reside in a country other than the United States. You must verify your academic status through your organisation’s email address (or Shibboleth if supported by your organisation). This offer is not available for use in a massive open online course (MOOC) or in other professional trainings from for-profit organisations.

    This offer is limited to one Azure for Students Starter subscription per eligible customer, is non-transferable and can’t be combined with any other offer unless otherwise permitted by Microsoft. Microsoft may terminate this offer at our sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply.

  • Subscriptions are the entity that provide access to the Azure products as part of the Azure for Students Starter offer.

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  • Botskills command line tool allows you to automate the connection between the Virtual Assistant and your skills, which includes the process of updating your dispatch models and create authentication connections where needed.

    Learn more: https://microsoft.github.io/botframework-solutions/reference/skills/botskills/