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Visual Studio Dev Essentials

Free tools, cloud services, and training

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Everything you need all in one place

Get everything you need to build and deploy your app on any platform. With state-of-the-art tools, the power of the cloud, training, and support, it’s our most comprehensive free developer program ever.

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All the tools you need

Tools to develop for any platform – for free. Tools include an extensible integrated development environment and code editors to create apps for macOS, Linux, and Windows, on PC or Mac.

  • Visual Studio Community
  • Visual Studio Community for Mac
  • Visual Studio Code

Comprehensive set of cloud services

Free access to cloud services such as compute and storage, backend services for your mobile or web apps, services for IoT, machine learning, and analytics.

  • Azure Free Account – includes 1 year of free services and $200 credit for the 1st month
  • Azure DevOps
  • Visual Studio App Center
  • App Service free tier
  • Application Insights free tier
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Software trials and downloads

Free access to software trials and downloads make it easy for you to develop for multiple platforms.

  • SQL Server Developer Edition
  • Universal Windows Platform VM (60 Days)
  • Power BI
  • Office Online
  • Syncfusion Big Data and Dashboard Platforms*

World-class training and support

Free access to community support, technical and professional training from industry leaders.

  • Pluralsight*
  • DataCamp*
  • Azure Community
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* Exclusive benefits only available through the Visual Studio Dev Essentials program.

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