Azure Developer Tools

Easily build, debug, deploy, diagnose and manage multi-platform, scalable apps and services

Azure Tools for Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2015 includes a suite of Azure tools that increases your productivity and creates cloud-powered apps directly from the integrated development environment (IDE) – from accessing all of your Azure accounts simultaneously to automation, to simplifying app deployment.

For MSDN subscribers, Azure now contains a series of preloaded VM images with Visual Studio, Azure SDK and tools, Windows Server or Windows client.

Command-line tools

Azure PowerShell

Cmdlets to create, test, deploy, and manage solutions and services delivered through the Azure platform.

Install and configure Azure PowerShell

Azure Command-Line Interface (Azure CLI)

A lightweight cross-platform command-line tool to manage services and accomplish common tasks.

Install and configure the Azure CLI

PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio 2015

Brings the Visual Studio development experience to PowerShell: Edit, run and debug PowerShell scripts locally and remotely, leveraging Visual Studio’s locals, watch, call stack for your scripts and modules.

Get PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio 2015

Storage Explorer

Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer Preview is a standalone app that allows you to easily work with Azure Storage data – from any platform, anywhere. Create and manage blobs, tables and queues, generate SAS keys, and more.

Download Storage Explorer for:

Windows Mac Linux

Manage Azure Storage resources with Storage Explorer

Azure Tools for Visual Studio Code

Build and deploy multi-platform apps to get the most from Azure services. Use any of the hundreds of cool extensions and themes that help to integrate your apps with Azure services and author templates for Azure Resource Manager. Your apps and templates can be deployed to Azure with simple multi-platform scripts.

Get the Azure Resource Manager Tools extension

Create an ASP.NET 5 web app in Visual Studio Code

Docker Tools

Build and debug your applications in a locally hosted or Azure-hosted Docker container. Use a variety of tools and extensions to work with Docker Containers.

Docker Tools for Visual Studio 2015

Docker Tools for Visual Studio Code

Docker Tools for Visual Studio Team Services

Yo Docker


Azure Service Fabric Tools

Get started with building micro-services using Azure Service Fabric and Visual Studio. These tools create new Service Fabric applications using a variety of service templates, allowing you to easily debug, deploy, version and upgrade them.

Download the Azure Service Fabric SDK for Windows

Create your first Azure Service Fabric application in Visual Studio

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