Can I prepay for virtual machines for a discounted price?

Yes. We currently offer one-year and three-year Virtual Machine Reserved Instances with the flexibility to exchange or cancel at any time. Read more about Reserved Virtual Machine Instances.

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  • You get easy access to Azure Support by going online to the Azure portal and submitting a support request. Access to subscription management and billing support is included with your Microsoft Azure subscription, and technical support is provided through one of the Azure Support Plans. For step-by-step guidance for the Azure portal, see How to create an Azure support request. Alternatively, you can create and manage your support tickets programmatically using the Azure Support ticket REST API.

  • Yes. Azure Stack Hub is an extension of Azure and the support for Azure Stack Hub is included in the Standard, Professional Direct, and Premier paid support plans. Please note that Stack is not included in the Developer paid support plan.

  • 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 24x7 basis. Higher tiers of support plans offer faster initial response times and access to Advisory support, Configuration Optimization Reviews, and other benefits. More information about the existing support plans can be found at the Azure Support Plans page.

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

  • If you have opened an Azure technical support case and need an RCA, you can request one for all Azure support plans, including Premier.

  • For new conversational experiences, use Bot Framework SDK V4. Whereas customers found the dialog models in Bot Framework SDK V3 to be too rigid and constraining, Bot Framework SDK V4 is modular and extensible. It provides the foundation for bot templates and solution accelerators. If you already have Bot Framework SDK V3 bots in production, they’ll continue to work as-is for the foreseeable future. Learn more on the Bot Framework FAQ page