Visual Studio Online

Cloud-powered development environments accessible from anywhere

No-hassle dev environments for any project or task

Visual Studio Online provides managed, on-demand development environments that can be used for long-term development projects or short-term tasks like pull requests. You can work with environments using Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio (in private preview) or the included browser-based editor.

Includes productive editing and collaboration features like AI-powered completions and real-time co-editing.

Choose environment sizes to match the amount of resources you need for each project or task.

Use the programming languages and frameworks of your choice, such as Node.js, Python, .NET Core and more.

Quickly create customisable environments from a template or existing code repo, helping you to stay productive.

Managed environments for any project

Whether you’re working on a long-term project, a short-lived feature branch, or want to quickly review a pull request, Visual Studio Online can help you to be more productive by providing a fully configured development environment in minutes. When you include a reference to a code repo, Visual Studio Online automatically sets up the source code, runtime, tools and extensions so that you can start coding quickly.

Learn how to create an environment

Develop from anywhere

Visual Studio Online has a browser-based editor with support for Git repos, extensions and a built-in command line interface so that you can edit, run and debug your applications from any device. If you prefer to use a local editor, you can connect to your environments from Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.

Easily connect to other services

Add extensions to your environments from the Visual Studio Marketplace to add additional languages, debuggers and connect to other services. With built-in support for Git and other source control providers, you can set up continuous integration or automation workflows by connecting your repo to GitHub Actions or Azure Pipelines, and deploy to the platform, cloud or server of your choice.

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Only pay for what you need, with no upfront cost

With Visual Studio Online, you pay based on how many environments you have, and how long you use them. The hourly price of an environment includes compute, network and storage bundled into a single unit, which makes it easy to calculate costs.

Documentation and resources


Learn how to create environments, connect your editor and more by viewing the Visual Studio Online documentation.

For additional information, visit the Visual Studio Online FAQ.

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Get instant access and a $200 credit by signing up for an Azure free account.

Create your first environment in minutes.

Start coding from the built-in editor or using Visual Studio Code.

Frequently asked questions about Visual Studio Online

  • Visual Studio Online is currently available in the following regions:
    • East US
    • West US 2
    • West Europe
    • Southeast Asia
  • There is no SLA during the preview period. Learn more.
  • The documentation for Visual Studio Online includes a complete Visual Studio Online FAQ.

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