Visual Studio Dev Essentials
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.
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
- CODE Magazine*
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
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.