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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
  • DataCamp*

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*

* Exclusive benefits only available through the Visual Studio Dev Essentials program.

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