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Download and install

It’s important to ensure all of the following pre-requisites are installed on your machine prior to attempting deployment otherwise you may run into deployment issues.

  1. Ensure you have updated .NET Core to the latest version.
  2. Download and install Node Package manager.

    Node version 10.14.1 or higher is required for the Bot Framework CLI

  3. PowerShell Core version 6 (Required for cross platform deployment support)
  4. Install Bot Framework (CLI) tool dependencies. It’s important to do this even if you have earlier versions as we make use of the latest capabilities:

    npm install -g botdispatch @microsoft/botframework-cli
  5. .NET Core runtime: ^2.1.0

  6. Install Botskills CLI tool:

    npm install -g botskills@latest
  7. Install the Azure Command Line Tools (CLI)