Develop and test on Azure
Support secure, cost-efficient development and testing from anywhere with powerful provisioning and testing tools
Optimise your development and test environments on Azure
Empower your team to quickly provision dev/test and pre-production environments to deliver quality products, applications and services. Use purpose-built, managed developer services such as Azure DevTest Labs, GitHub Codespaces and Windows Virtual Desktop to easily manage and optimise dev/test environments, tenants and subscriptions, without sacrificing governance, cost controls or security.
Use Windows Virtual Desktop to securely remote into development environments. If you don't need direct access to remote resources, use GitHub Codespaces to create cloud-hosted developer environments from any hosted Git repository. Connect to these environments directly from Visual Studio Code, which provides an experience that looks and feels local.
Use a rich set of managed developer services to provision fast and compliant dev/test environments that are tailored to your unique needs. Quickly provision and manage team-specific environments across your organisation by using Azure DevTest Labs reusable customised templates to reproduce test environments. Simplify the management experience of Windows virtual machines (VMs) and deploy and scale your dev/test environments with ease using Windows Virtual Desktop.
Use Azure DevTest Labs to centrally manage your dev/test environments with full control of VMs and customised template configurations to reproduce high fidelity environments.
Set lab policies to automatically shut down and start-up virtual machines, and use the lab cost trend feature to estimate your spending and set thresholds. Use Azure Cost Management for increased visibility into project costs, while utilising quotas and policies to ensure that costs stay on target.
The Azure Dev/Test offer provides discounted rates for your on-going development and testing, with no Microsoft software charges for Azure Virtual Machines and special dev/test pricing for other services. Save even more with reservations for one-year or three-year commitments on VMs and Azure SQL Database.
Visual Studio subscribers also receive free monthly credits that can be used to explore and try Azure services.
Create resilient applications built to manage the high-scale load of production environments and continue to run when faced with unexpected disruptions. Build load testing into your DevOps workflows using Azure Load Testing to generate high-scale load and optimise app performance at scale. Maximise app resilience using Azure Chaos Studio to see how existing apps handle simple and complex failure scenarios.
Learn more about products and services for app development and testing
Azure DevTest Labs
Provide fast, easy and lean dev/test environments in Azure
Cloud-hosted development environments that are accessible from anywhere
Azure Virtual Desktop
A comprehensive virtualisation service to quickly deploy developer desktops and test apps
Azure Chaos Studio
Systematically improve resilience with controlled chaos Optimise cloud costs while maximising cloud potential
Azure Load Testing
Optimise app performance at scale with a specialised load testing service built for Azure
Microsoft Cost Management
Optimise cloud costs while maximising cloud potential
Azure Resource Manager
Easily and efficiently deploy infrastructure as code to Azure
Learn more through example solution architectures
Dev/test deployment for testing platform as a service (PaaS) solutions
Configure your infrastructure for development and testing of a standard PaaS-style system.
Dev/test deployment for testing microservices solutions
Configure your infrastructure for development and testing of a microservices-based system.
Dev/test deployment for testing infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions
Configure your infrastructure for development and testing of a standard IaaS-based software as a service (SaaS) system.
Dev/test deployment for testing SharePoint farm
Enable a small-scale deployment of SharePoint using a single Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) instance, SQL and SharePoint resources.
Customers are doing great things with development and testing on Azure
Peter Rothlaender, Manager of Cloud Solutions, Daimler
"Since using Azure DevTest Labs, we've seen our developer onboarding process drop from weeks to hours."
Johan Krebbers, IT Chief Technology Officer, Royal Dutch Shell
"Our build times are five times faster now that we use Azure DevTest Labs.... Developers get much quicker feedback, so they can test code repeatedly and identify and fix more errors."
Monish Darda, CTO, Icertis
"Our customers demand the highest levels of data encryption and application and infrastructure security. From the day we launched, we've taken advantage of the enterprise-grade security features built into the Azure platform."
Aurora Health Care
Jamey Shiels, Vice President of Digital Experience, Aurora Health Care
"As a team, we're focused on high-quality solutions and speed. Choosing Azure was a very transformative decision for us."
Risk Management Solutions
Vineel Palla, Cloud Systems Engineer, Risk Management Solutions
"By using Azure for dev/test, we get predictable costs and pay for the resources by the hour. By comparison, it can take a month to get dev/test hardware provisioned on premises."
Optimise your Dev and Test environments
Learn how Azure Dev/Test can help your engineering teams quickly and remotely create dev/test environments.
Save with the Azure Dev/Test offer
Explore the Azure Dev/Test offer and see how you can save on dev/test workloads in the cloud.
Migrate and set up dev/test environments in Azure
See how to increase control over pre-production test environments by shifting to Azure.