What is Azure for Students Starter?

Azure for Students Starter gets you started with the Azure products you need to develop in the cloud at no cost to you*. This benefit provides you with access to a free tier of the following services:

  • Azure App Services – A fully managed cloud offering that enables you to build and deploy native and web apps in minutes. Use the technology you love – ASP.NET, Java, PHP, Node.js or Python. Add a variety of essential app services including authentication, social integration, offline data sync and more, regardless of whether your app runs on Windows 10, iOS or Android. Set up continuous integration and deployment workflows with VSO, GitHub, TeamCity, Hudson or BitBucket – enabling you to automatically build, test and deploy your web app on each successful code check-in or integration tests.

  • Notification Hubs – Keep your app in touch with users by enabling you to send mobile push notifications tailored by audience, language and location using any back-end and major mobile platforms.

  • MySQL database from MySQL in-app which gives you the experience of native MySQL support for your Web Apps. Deploy CMS solutions such as WordPress, Joomla and more, or custom applications driven by MySQL database.

  • Application Insights provides you with deep diagnostics and performance telemetry to ensure your web apps and services are running at their maximum potential. Search and analyse your data to continuously improve your application, prioritise future investments and improve the overall customer experience.

  • Visual Studio Team Services provides a set of cloud-powered collaboration tools that work with your existing IDE or editor, so your team can work effectively on software projects of all shapes and sizes. Azure for Students Starter is available to verified students, with no cost, commitment or time limit.

*Costs are limited by providing access to Azure services that include a free tier of service use. Get more details on Azure pricing.

To get detailed terms of use for Azure for Students Starter, please visit the offer terms.

Related questions and answers

  • We have designed our Azure Support plans to meet different business needs. Paid support plans provide access to Technical Support for break-fix issues on a 24/7 basis. Higher tiers of support plans offer faster initial response times and access to Advisory support, Configuration Optimisation Reviews and other benefits. More information about the existing support plans can be found at the Azure Support Plans page.

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

  • Your Microsoft Azure subscription includes access to subscription management support (e.g. billing, quota adjustment, account transfer) at no additional cost. You can get started with your request in the Azure Portal. In addition, Microsoft Azure subscriptions include access to the Azure Status Dashboard and the Azure Forums to help you troubleshoot issues.

  • 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.

  • No. Signing up is free and doesn’t require a credit card.

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