Azure Developer Tools

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

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

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Azure SDK

Install the Azure SDK for an additional set of templates and tools that help you to access even more cloud resources and services to improve your Azure development experience directly from Visual Studio. Use these tools to deploy infinitely scalable applications and APIs, configure diagnostics, create and manage app service resources, and integrate your data.

Command-line tools

Azure PowerShell

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

Installing and configuring 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
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Preview of Storage Explorer

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

Visual Studio Tools for Azure

Get all the power and capabilities you need to easily build, manage and deploy cloud-scale applications on Azure, from Visual Studio.

The Azure Workload in Visual Studio 2019 includes all of the tools and features you need to bring the power of Azure to your application.

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Preview of Visual Studio for Mac

Visual Studio for Mac

Get the most from Azure services with the ability to build and deploy cloud-connected, cross-platform apps. Create ASP.NET Core web applications and services, as well as Azure Functions directly from within the IDE, and deploy these directly to Azure App Service – even in Docker containers.

Get Visual Studio for Mac

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 2019 are included in the .NET Core cross-platform development workload.

Docker Tools for Visual Studio Code

Docker Tools for Azure DevOps

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Preview of Service Fabric

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.

Install the Azure Service Fabric SDK for Visual Studio

Create your first Azure Service Fabric application in Visual Studio

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Visual Studio

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